Author guidelines

eLearning team

60 minutes


June 2023

CPD learning module

CPD domain:


Thank you for your interest in becoming an author for CPD eLearning. We welcome new contributions and hope that the following pages will help you to understand:

  • what exactly is involved as an author for CPD eLearning,
  • how to plan and write your learning module.

CPD eLearning strives for quality. In order to ensure that our certificates are sufficiently robust to maintain the reputation of the College in the field of ‘continuing professional development’, our modules are required to meet certain criteria and standards based around the specific confines of online learning.

To prepare you for the work involved in writing a learning module, we recommend you read this module and attempt the module test. This module has been designed to follow the standard module format, so you will then be in a better position to decide for yourself on whether CPD eLearning authoring is for you.


We are pleased to offer this module free for those without a paid subscription. If you are a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, you can log in straight away using the same username and password with which you access the members' area of the College website. Otherwise, all you need to do is register with the College.


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