Enhanced CPD online dental course Apolline Training
Enhanced CPD

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The General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) Enhanced CPD Scheme came into effect on 1 January 2018 for dentists and was introduced to Dental Care Professionals on 1 August 2018. This course helps dental professionals understand their obligations for the General Dental Council’s Enhanced CPD Scheme (ECPD) 2018.

The course provides 45 minutes of verifiable CPD.

“This is a really helpful course to outline what is required by the GDC.”

On completion of this course you will understand your obligations for the General Dental Council’s Enhanced CPD Scheme (ECPD) 2018 and you will understand how to implement the ECPD changes into your day to day work.

The objective of this online course is to become aware and accountable for the ECPD changes and to understand the following:

  • The GDC’s reasoning behind the new ECPD scheme
  • Your field of practice
  • How to develop and maintain a personal development plan
  • GDC development outcomes
  • Reflective learning
  • Diverse and blended learning
  • Highly recommended topics
  • CPD activity log
  • CPD Annual Declaration
  • Transitioning tool

B, C, D

  • “Provided information on how to plan CPD over 5 years.”
  • “I feel I have a better understanding of the new enhanced CPD requirements.”
  • “This was a very good overview of the new CDP requirements. Thank you.”
  • “Very good course made the new ECPD much easier to understand.”
  • “This is a really helpful course to outline what is required by the GDC.”
  • “This course was easy to follow and understand as well as being clear and useful.”
  • “Very informative course. Made sense of the very confusing topic.”
  • “Another great educational subject.”

More than 3,000 completions

This is one of our most popular courses. We’ve issued more than 3,000 certificates to dental professionals just like you for Enhanced CPD.

Highly recommended

More than 98% of dental professionals who completed this course would recommend this course to others.

What do you think of Enhanced CPD?

See some of our course feedback below

“A well presented and informative course that will help me plan and partake in my ECPD.”

“Good course to understand current CPD guidelines. Made it very clear what is needed.”

“Nice and clear course and it give you idea of how you can update your knowledge in dentistry.”

Course Curriculum

  • ECPD Requirements
    5 minutes
  • What do you need to do?
    5 minutes
  • How can I implement these new changes?
    5 minutes
  • Personal Development Plan (PDP)
    5 minutes
  • What does the GDC require?
    5 minutes
  • Developing a PDP
    5 minutes
  • SWOT Analysis
    5 minutes
  • Diverse and Blended Learning
    5 minutes
  • Choosing Your CPD Provider
    5 minutes
  • Highly Recommended CPD Topics
    5 minutes
  • GDC Development Outcomes
    10 minutes
  • What is reflective learning?
    10 minutes
  • CPD Record of Activity
    5 minutes
  • Your GDC Annual Statement Requirements
    5 minutes
  • Transitioning to the Enhanced CPD Scheme
    5 minutes
  • ECPD Summary
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Enhanced CPD
    10 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 45 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After you have successfully enrolled on the course, there is no limit on when you must complete the course by. 

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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