Developing an effective PDP

A personal development plan online e-learning module

A personal development plan (PDP) is an essential requirement of the revalidation process and helps you to identify and address your development needs.

Developing an effective PDP is a flexible, practical and personalised online training package. It helps you to understand the importance of PDPs, how to update and develop your PDP and how to set SMART objectives.

Please note that most of the content within the Developing an effective PDP e-learning module can also be found in our Preparing for revalidation e-learning module. If you have previously purchased Preparing for revalidation, there is no need to purchase Developing an effective PDP.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a personal development plan (PDP)?

A PDP is a document that is designed to identify your development needs over a 12 month period. PDPs contain personal objectives, which reflect your own needs, as well as the needs of your organisation.

PDPs are a central component of revalidation, which is the process whereby all licensed doctors in the UK have to demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise.

Who should purchase this e-learning package?

Any secondary care doctor who wants to learn more about PDPs, identifying learning needs and setting objectives.

Please note that most of the content within the Developing an effective PDP e-learning module can also be found in our Preparing for revalidation e-learning module. If you have previously purchased Preparing for revalidation, there is no need to purchase Developing an effective PDP.

Why should I buy this package?

The package offers a range of features:
•Interactivity. The package is interactive and the content is designed to be engaging.
•Range of activities. This includes an e-lesson, workbooks, and a video offering expert insight.
•Educational. The package has been designed in a way that optimises the learning experience and will help you to develop.
•RCP expertise. Built, developed and tested by RCP faculty with extensive experience and expertise across different specialities and grades.
•Time saving. The package encourages you to begin to develop your PDP, as you work through it.

Does this module offer CPD accreditation?

External CPD credits are not available on this module. However, users can self-certify and claim personal credits for one-hour of learning.

How much does it cost?

The following prices are inclusive of VAT

£30 – full price

£27 – RCP members and fellows

£25.50 - Student and foundation members

How long will I have access for?

You will have full access to the package for three months. Please note that you can download the workbooks, quick guide, useful links, glossary, video transcript and audio file, which you can then access beyond the three month period.

What are the IT requirements?

Browser compatibility:
•Internet Explorer 7 or later
•Safari 5 or later
•Firefox 3.5 or later
•Chrome 10 or later

Remember to download the latest version of your browser when an update is available, and delete your internet history regularly, as this helps to avoid accessibility issues.

PC/Mac spec:
•PC running Windows Vista 7 or later
•Mac running Mac OS 10.7 or later
•Adobe Flash Player 6.0.79 or later

Mobile devices:
•It is also possible to access and download the written elements of the programme, including the workbooks, on e-readers and tablet devices such as iPads.
•Videos and e-lessons can only be viewed on PCs and Macs.

I am unable to view the video; is an alternative available?

Playback of multimedia content such as videos can vary, depending upon your network performance and settings. In particular, some trusts do not allow videos to be viewed. To allow for this, the package offers an audio file and a written transcript of each video.

Is support available as part of the package?

A support contact is available and will respond to all queries within two working days.