CPD Resources

BACCN CPD Accreditation Scheme - evidenced professional development

The Scheme

BACCN has a long established and respected scheme for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation. This has proved very popular with BACCN Regions applying for BACCN CPD accreditation for their study events, and also with external commercial organisation. CPD participatory learning hours are also awarded for attendance at the national conference. 

The award of CPD Participatory Learning Hours provides critical care nurses with tangible evidence of their CPD activities. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)  state that every nurse must undertake at least 35 hours of learning activity in 3 years. Many nurses attend study events but receive no evidence of the quality and quantity of the event. By awarding BACCN CPD Participatory Learning Hours (on application) for regional events, nurses are able to accumulate accredited learning to evidence the number of hours set out by the NMC. The BACCN CPD Participatory Learning Hours also provide evidence that nurses attended a quality event approved by the leading national organisation for critical care nurses.

How to Apply for Accreditation

BACCN encourages organisations to apply for CPD points as this will provide an added quality assurance factor to their event or short course.  

For the Application Form (which includes guidance) click HERE. Our Terms and Conditions are available HERE. You can also email support@baccn.org for more information or further guidance. 

Please note that you will need to apply for BACCN CPD accreditation at least 6 weeks in advance of your event (8 weeks for a short course) to allow BACCN time to process and approve your application. . Your application will be reviewed by our expert Professional Advisors who are nationally recognised for their expertise in education and critical care nursing. Remember these points are evidence of professional development and should not be confused with academic points.

Application Fee

BACCN CPD Applications and Accreditation is FREE to BACCN Regions. The following costs apply to non- BACCN applications (and include an electronic CPD Certificate template). Please note that all prices exclude VAT:
 

Non-BACCN Educational Events and Conferences:

One or two deliveries of identical events in a 12 month period

  • £500 commercial organisations
  • £200 NHS and charities etc

More than 2 deliveries of identical educational events in a 12 month period

  • £800 commercial organisations
  • £400 NHS and charities etc

Short Course (5 days or under)

One or two deliveries of identical courses in a 12 month period

  • £1000  commercial organisations. An additional fee of £250 is payable for annual renewal with full re-accreditation due after 3 years.
  • £750 NHS and charities etc. An additional fee of £125 is payable for annual renewal with full re-accreditation due after 3 years.

Short Course (5 days or under)

More than two deliveries of identical courses in a 12 month period

  • £3000  commercial organisations. An additional fee of £500 is payable for annual renewal with full re-accreditation due after 3 years.
  • £1500 NHS and charities. An additional fee of £250 is payable for annual renewal with full re-accreditation due after 3 years.