PDP and CPD Excel Template

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PDP Excel Template

Under the enhanced CPD scheme, dental professionals must hold a personal development plan (PDP), record their CPD activities and submit an annual report. We have created an Excel template to simplify the process. Excel is readily available, with free online and mobile versions, so you can use the template and have it readily available on your desktop or mobile device.

The template guides you through the creation of a realistic PDP, helps you record your CPD activities and complete your annual submission to the GDC. It facilitates reflective practice, guides career development and helps assess the impact of CPD activities on patient care.

The template is compatible with the desktop versions of Microsoft Excel 2016, 2013 and 2010, mobile versions (iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile) and online version. Please note that the mobile and online versions of Excel do not have the full feature set of the desktop versions, but this does not affect the ability to create a PDP, record CPD activities and view the summary.

We recommend storing the document on cloud storage (DropBox, Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive etc so that it is always available across your devices. This will make it simple to keep your PDP and CPD up to date and therefore genuinely useful.

To install and start using the template:

  • Download and unzip the file.
  • Copy the file to where you would like to store it. Using your cloud storage (e.g. OneDrive) makes it readily available and will be backed up.
  • Click to open in Excel and follow the guide. If you are using a mobile device use the Excel app which can be downloaded from the respective store.

Training and support

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Our PDP course

The template is featured in our course Personal Development Planning and CPD recording: Making them work for you. Watch step-by-step how to use the template to:

  • identify your learning needs;
  • create your PDP;
  • record your CPD activities;
  • update your PDP;
  • submit your reports to the GDC.

If you need support and are enrolled in the course please submit a support ticket or start a discussion in the community group.

File Name: TDC_PDPCPD_v1.2.zip
File Size: 65.24 KB
File Type: application/zip
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Created Date: 01-27-2018
Last Updated Date: 01-29-2018
Document history: Version 1.2 Released 07/06/18
This template is the copyright of The Dental Channel ® Ltd. It is provided "As is" without warranty of any kind. Permission is granted for personal use only. Commercial copying, hiring or lending is prohibited. By downloading and using the document you agree to these terms and conditions.
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