Currently working my way through CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development and came to the end of the elessons in pathway 3 - the CPD Challenge appeared! My challenge - write a blog. Write a blog? This is all new for me so apologies in advance. What have I to write about - the weather? What's on TV? Guess it is to do with the course though. I started this course without any perception of what it would involve, I am finding it informative, if challenging at times and I am looking forward to the first workshop in Glasgow on 7th December. I am starting to look at my own learning needs and consider ways in which I can learn - writing this blog is part of that learning. I am also attending a local CIPD workshop which I heard about and registered for - it all adds to the learning experience.I guess when we think about our own learning and development we need to open our minds to the vast array of CPD opportunities, without thinking of the classic classroom scenario. Earlier in the year I started to use the "scan, pack, pay and go" facility at my local supermarket, I was learning something new but at the time I would not have recognised it as a piece of CPD - not all CPD needs to be work related.I hope you have enjoyed reading this.