CPD Online Diary


Now that CPD functionality has been launched into the Lifelong Learning Platform it was planned to close the CPD Online Diary at the end of April. This is because both systems are administered by separate external suppliers with their associated licensing and support fees, and the incorporation of CPD into the Lifelong Learning Platform was the final stage for this project.

However, in view of the current exceptional circumstances, we are able of offer an extension to the CPD Online Diary which will now remain open until the end of June. Please note that it will not be possible to offer any additional extension beyond then, for the reasons mentioned above, and we would still encourage all users to move over to the Lifelong Learning Platform.

The login link for the CPD Online Diary is https://www.cpd.rcoa.ac.uk/login.

Please note that, as has been the case for the anaesthetists in training e-Portfolio, historic user records from the CPD Online Diary will not get migrated into the Lifelong Learning platform nor will the details of previously CPD-accredited events (prior to 19 November 2019).

By the end of June 2020, users of the CPD Online Diary will need to download any documents from this which they wish to keep (which in many cases should be just the CPD activity report which will have been used as the appraisal evidence for revalidation) and there is a “document store” in the Lifelong Learning platform (similar to the “personal filing cabinet” in the old system) which can be used for this purpose.

A number of FAQs have been produced to assist with the transition of CPD into the Lifelong Learning platform. The documents below also provide further guidance on the enhancements which have developed and how to use the Framework of CPD Skills which is the replacement to the discontinued CPD Matrix.

Guidance series - New system enhancements

Guidance series - Using the Framework of CPD Skills