Welcome to our new CPD and Career Development area


I've been looking forward to bringing this to you for quite some time! We have now launched our CPD and Career Development Forum which gives you free access to CareerBursts. Amongst other fantastic tools, you'll find:

- A cloud-based CPD tracker which time stamps your work and remembers your CIPD number. It's so much easier to use than a WORD template and the CIPD will accept this instead of the WORD template. 

- Personalised evidence-based career advice for the short, medium and long term.

- Self-assessment tools that don't just list your strengths and weaknesses - they explore them in-depth and help you to build an agenda for development.

- Opportunites to seek out mentors.

- Secure and private space to record your thoughts and development.


Community members who are studying with DPG have free access. If you aren't currently studying with us, please enjoy 3-months free access on us. The normal purchase cost of CareerBurst is £100 per year. 

I'll be sharing my journey through CareerBurst in this forum. I hope you will too. I'm excited to know what you think!

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  • Having a few issues and after emailing the auto address that came up from the Career Burst log in I have just received a failed delivery email.


    I cant log in at all, it doesnt recognise my email (though its the same one I use to log into the community)

    Who can I contact if the auto address is incorrect?


    • I've been in touch with the developers. Please try again in 48 hours using the details shown on this page and it should work. Let me know if not.


      • I've heard back from the team and it should be ready now :)

    • Hi Clare 

      I'll investigate and come back to you.

      Best wishes,


  • Hello

    So I have been studying for nearly 18 months and tracking my CPD in Excel as I struggled with the format of word. I'm currently at 140 logs. The question - Do I Career Burst or not areer Burst at this stage?


    Best wishes


    • Hi Victoria

      What is it that you liked about Excel rather than WORD? Maybe I can help you compare Excel to CareerBurst.


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  • Hi - is there a new password for Careerbust for 2021?  Car33r2020 no longer gives me access...




    • Hi Jenny

      No, it is still the same. I've checked and it looks like the suffix on your email account is the issue. It seems that you have sent Sarah Mutton a different email address than the one we have for you in CareerBurst. A simple fix 😊

      I've asked Sarah to email you to explain the difference in a private message in the interests of privacy.

      Enjoy the site!

      • Hi Gary,

        Thanks very much - am in!


        Jenny :)

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Getting started with your CPD and Career Development area

To access CareerBurst, click here and sign in using the email address that you use for the DPG Community. The first time you sign in your password is: Car33r2020

You will be asked to set a new password on your first visit.

(if all else fails: click the Forgotten Password option - the resulting email may land in your spam/junk)

Then return to this forum and share your thoughts!


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