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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  • 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 :)

  • Hi Gary, I really need some help and can't figure out how to contact anyone?  Please can you help?


    • Hi Ester

      Possibly the easiest way is to open up the home page of the LMS and click on the tile which describes Getting Support:

      '2. Help & Support...'



      You've posted in the forum on career advice here. Shall I delete it for you?

  • Does there always have to be a "WHY?" when doing CPD?

    I like to attend a lot of webinars not because I think that I need to learn something on the subject but just because it is interesting. So many times the content or the contributors have sparked something that I can then introduce or think about for my organisation, not not why I signed up for the webinar



    • An interesting discussion point..

      Maybe the fact that you are interested is part of the 'why'. The why informs my choice of CPD. There are certain things on my CPD plan / career goals that I want to achieve - and I choose CPD which are relevant to my goals. I guess without a why there's a danger that I'm randomly picking CPD, which will make it harder for me to develop the areas that I want to develop. What do you think?


  • Hi Gary,

    Hope all is well.  Please can you let me know if we can somehow submit this CPD tracker for our final assessment?  I have started using it, it is very helpful - thank you.  I don't want to repeat the work if I can help it so am still using the template in the DVP module at the start of the course too.

    Thank you.


    • Apologies...just scrolled through and realised someone else has asked the same question.  

      Thank you anyway!


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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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