We believe Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important part of work as it makes sure you're up to date in your role and gives you chance to develop further.
CPD is essential to keeping on top of changing regulations and ensuring best practice.

We've developed the TIAH Capability Framework covering the skills and knowledge needed by those working in agriculture and production horticulture in England. This capability framework helps build your profile on the online system to make sure you're pointed towards relevant learning.

Meet your learning goals

We're committed to helping you meet your learning goals in a variety of ways. Examples of CPD are:

  • Courses: Formal, informal, in person, online and e-learning.
  • Peer to peer learning including, engaging with a network that allows you to learn from others, Special interest groups, advisory groups, local networks or social media.
  • On the job learning: From others at your place of work, by visiting farms or allied parts of the supply and food chain – such as by work shadowing or gaining a mentor at work or another farm.
  • Self study: Reading books, journals/magazines and case studies, watching online webinars and videos, listening to podcasts, going to talks or presentations in person or online, e.g., Farmers Weekly, YouTube or Future Farming podcast.
  • Essential skills created by TIAH.

TIAH Essential Skills

A good place to start is with TIAH’s Essential Skills online learning modules.

Our online learning system will let you record your CPD and signpost you to relevant learning based on the knowledge and skills needed in your role. 

The online learning system lets you keep a record of everything you do, including external CPD. You can share this with your manager or others if you wish and use it as a reference when you’re thinking about further development or applying for another role. 

You'll get CPD points by using the online system to take learning opportunities that will be logged on your record. You can also upload external CPD. 

We suggest you aim to get 40 points a year, which is roughly 20 hours a year - but you and/or your employer can set your own CPD points goal. As a TIAH member you agree to keep your knowledge and skills up to date.

Through the Beta testing phase we want to see how people achieve their CPD and how many CPD points are gained. Please learn as you usually would. Any TIAH learning will automatically be recorded and you can also record your external learning. We can then see how you currently do your learning and how many CPD points you earn.