Taking part in virtually any activity such as reading a journal, attending a course or an informal discussion with colleagues can be documented using this simple form.
Here we will walk you through the form step by step. Your name and personal email should already be populated by our system. This form can be partially submitted and the edited again from within your Personal Profile page.
Step 1) CPC Hours
Enter the number of Continuing Professional Competence hours this activity is valued at. On rule one hour of study is equal to 1 CPC Point. For more information about hours vs points, please see the free available documentation at:
Step 2: Activity Arranged
This simple drop down box allows you to select in what capacity you took part in a learning event or activity. This helps create an accurate development report of your study time in your current role, attending as part of your role or self directed study time.
Step 3) Category of the Activity
This extensive activity list ensures that you have lots available options to describe what best describes your activity or learning event. This will also provide analytical data for you to ensure that your CPC is a mixture of learning events and not simply just taking part in one type of learning for example: attending a course repeatedly. There are over 40 options and we are always adding new activities on request from our users.
Step 4) Title of the Activity
This is simply the title that you would describe your learning event. An example of this being:
Reading and updating my current practice guidelines on drugs and airway management
Writing an essay on ethical and moral considerations in Paramedic Practice
Step 5) Start and End date
The ULPARACPC system will allow you to select both a start date and end date of an event. You don't always need to complete the second end date if your event took place over a single 24 hour period. If your event was a four day course, you can then select the end date for your readers reference. The system will also allow you to backdate your training and development which allows you to include events you have participated in from the past. This will also you then to include this within your new updated portfolio system.
Step 6) This Activity has Benefited me Because?
Simply try and answer why or what promoted you to take part in this activity or event. There will be a pop down guide to prompt you when you click into this box with the following questions:
Describe the reason for taking part in this activity/event and why did you choose to participate at this time?
You as an individual
Did the CPC event / study identify any gaps in your current practice or knowledge?
The way you do your job / or study
What new information did you learn form this event or study, and will the information/skills gained, improve the way you carry out your role in the future, and why?
Your patients or colleagues
Will this directly impact the way you manage your patients and/or other members of staff or student colleagues?