Professional Development Programme
The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is available for UK graduates, or degree students, wanting to progress to Chartered Membership via a structured and assessed route.
The PDP develops and assesses candidates' occupational competence within a framework of support from the employer and a CIOB approved assessor.
For more detailed information on the PDP, please download the Professional Development Programme brochure (PDF 425KB)
Many employers are chooosing to invest in their graduates' future by offering the PDP in-house because of the benefits it brings:
- Better qualified and more experienced graduates
- A structured programme that provides feedback on performance and progression
- Graduates equipped with the skill to assess their own performance and to identify career progression opportunities within the company
- The opportunity for graduates to gain experience in different areas
- Increased job satisfaction and loyalty to the employer
To find out more information, please download 'PDP - A guide for Employers' (PDF 272KB)
In order to apply for the Professional Development Programme, you must be either a student member or an incorporate member of the CIOB. Please complete a PDP Application Form (PDF 484KB) and send to: PDP, CIOB, Englemere, Kings Ride, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7TB. The 'PDP Guide for Candidates' (PDF 302KB) is a good source of information of PDP applicants. During the PDP, each candidate will have to complete a 'PDP Self Assessment Form'.
To complete the PDP all candidates must provide evidence of job/occupational competence in a number of prescribed occupational activities. This evidence must be assessed by an Assessor who is approved by the CIOB. The assessor needs to be a Chartered member of CIOB (MCIOB) or of another construction related institute. The 'Guide for Assessors' (PDF 58.1KB) will give you further information on what being an assessor involves.
The assessor will be required to attend an induction session which are held throughout the year.
|Next assessor induction session:||29th February 2012|
|Location:||Coleshill, West Midlands|
|Next assessor induction session:||To be advised|
|Location:||To be advised|
Alternatively, you may decide to appoint an independent assessor. If you wish you can receive a list of registered Independent assessors - please use the contact details below.
PDP candidates are able to progress through the PDP at their own pace. On successful completion of the programme candidates are automatically eligible for the Professional Review.
Contact one of the Professional Development Team:
Or download and complete an application form and send it to