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Qualifications & CPD

Continuous Professional Development

Professionals are always seeking to improve and a wide range of activities can contribute to their ongoing development. Members can update their CPD records online in the Members Only area of the IED website. Alternatively, click to download CPD Guidelines and Personal Record Card and you can post this into the IED office.

The introduction of the Excellence in Economic Development standard and the associated Self-Assessment Toolkit enables the identification of both organisational and individual development needs.

Short Course Programme
A programme of short courses is available through a range of providers and availability varies according to to the time of year. The courses listed below are available through Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University and are IED Approved for CPD. Further courses will be added from other organisations and it is worth visiting this page from time to time to check the latest opportunities.

Economic Assessment
Economics for Evaluation

Distance Learning - Dundee University offers a Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Local and Regional Economic Development.

A number of Universities offer undergraduate and post graduate courses and include the Universities listed here where there are IED Members on the staff or studying. Courses range from part time to full time and some are available as distance learning and you will need to contact the Universities for full details. 

CURDS at Newcastle University have released details of two Masters courses; an MA in Local and Regional Development (Research) (ESRC-recognised) and an MA in Regional Development and Spatial Planning – delivered jointly with the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. More details available here.

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