All professional people practice their careers based on the foundation of the code of ethics for a professional society. After all, it is the starting point of the calling they pursue. In carrying out daily duties in their workplace, there is a constant need for development. To develop one needs to grow on a personal as well as professional level.

A vast array of professional bodies are recognised by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The numbers of these bodies are growing steadily which gives the public hope for ethical and professional service.

Professional bodies require continuous professional development (CPD) and this is linked to points. Dr Barbara Louw, as Aquilla Training’s project leader, applied for CPD points for most of the online workshops with the Association for Christian Religious Practitioners (ACRP) / Council for Pastoral and Spiritual Counsellors (CPSC) and continuous teacher’s development points (CTPD) from the statutory body South African Council for Educators (SACE).

This means that Aquilla Training offers self-development and professional development workshops. On the workshop description and the certificate you receive after completing the workshop there is a clear indication of the amount of time spent in completing the workshop and the number of CPD or CTPD points awarded to the workshop. In cases where an application was submitted and we wait for final points to be allocated the system will show points are pending.

You are welcome to attend any workshop, irrespective of your professional or employment status. At the end of each workshop you complete, you will receive a certificate that you can download immediately.

Professional participants can do workshops for self-study or for CPD point recognition by the professional body where they are registered. Therefore, you need to familiarize yourself anew with the requirements, the code of ethics and the principles of your chosen professional body to maintain your professional focus and status. Most professional bodies and voluntary associations acknowledge the CPD points awarded by other professional bodies as long as the workshop topics align with the scope of practice of their members, affiliates and associates.

Thank you for choosing Aquilla Training’s workshops to enhance your growth and development.

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