Advancing paediatric surgery through education and research

Continued Professional Development recognition

Obtaining course accreditation

If you are running a course and would like BAPS to endorse the course you will need to fulfil the criteria outlined in the below and apply to the Chair of the Education Committee.

Formal recognition, approval or accreditation processes are still in their infancy in surgery. Until they are established there will not be a formal requirement for a proportion of CPD activities to be from recognised/approved/ accredited sources. The Royal College currently charges for this approval process – see RCSENG/ accreditation portal.

For those CPD activities relevant to paediatric surgeons and urologists the following checklist should be reviewed before applying for CPD from the speciality association

  • Activities must have scientific or educational purpose.

  • Commercial sponsorship of the activity must be clearly stated.

  • The activity contributes to continuous learning and addresses a clear learning need.

  • The learning outcomes are specifically defined and are appropriate.

  • The teaching methods used are relevant to the defined learning outcomes.

  • The activity organiser has proven relevant expertise.

  • The presenters/teachers/facilitators have proven relevant expertise, skills and knowledge.

  • Effective assessment processes are in place (e.g. evaluation or feedback form)

  • Records are kept of attendance which must be provided on request.

BAPS Education Committee


Download the Visit based BAPS course evaluation

Download  the CPD_and_endorsement_guidelines_BAPS

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