City & Guilds


What is Continual Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We design and manage industry specific registers to record CPD and registered members are supported by a dedicated customer service team.

Member benefits include:
-    recognition of training and development
-    ongoing learning opportunities such as annual training events
-    membership magazine

Schemes available to join now include:
  • The National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRoSO) for those who spray pesticides in the agricultural industry
  • Pig Industry Professional Register (PIPR) supporting staff development in the pig industry.

What we do for current schemes
  • Management of the scheme in conjunction with  advisory board
  • Recording the points for scheme members
  • Deal with queries from members about their membership
  • Sending out information e.g. reminders/statements/invoices
  • Work with a Syllabus Group to produce an Annual Training Event
  • Allocate points to events
  • Update the websites
  • Enquiries leading to new opportunities



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Can't find a CPD qualification?

City & Guilds offer a wide choice of Continual Profession Development qualifications in the land based sector which we regularly update and refresh.  Our product development team are always researching and developing  ideas for new CPD's.

However if you can't find what you are looking for contact us for further help and support.

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 What is NRoSO?
A central register of sprayer operators using Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a means of ensuring ongoing training.
Who Can Join?
The scheme is open to anybody who holds a CRD approved certificate of competence in the safe use of pesticides.  Members who joined under the Grandfather Rights Exemption will need to obtain a relevant qualification by 26 November 2015, when legislation changes, to maintain their membership.

What is involved?
Members are required to collect 30 or more CPD points in each three-year period to qualify for membership renewal. A wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and courses are approved for NRoSO members. Events and courses are publicised in the agricultural press, by colleges, in local training providers’ newsletters and under the events section of this website.