CPD Courses  

Approved Online Workshops Created To Cater To Women At Each Stage Of Their Career And Beyond


These workshops have been approved, for purposes of CPD, by the Royal Society of Biology.


Each event costs less than £30 with all fees and taxes included. 

With membership, you get entry to 10 events at no charge.


Each 1 hour workshop counts as 3 CPD points. 

Certificates will be given to participants after attending the event.

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This series of online events have been created to cater to women at every stage of their career, and address issues that women  face in the workplace and beyond. Events cover a variety of topics such as interpersonal skills, communication skills, listening skills, time management and empathy, among other soft skills.


What is a CPD course?

What is a CPD course?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and can be defined as the process through which an individual maintains and extends the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong professional competence.

Obtaining CPD points refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge, and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It's a record of what you experience, learn, and then apply.

CPD courses refer to workshops, lectures, meetings, events, conferences, training, and online courses provided by professionals.

For a course to be formally CPD accredited by a professional body it usually has to fulfill a wide range of criteria.

For example

  • The target audience, goals of the event, and the benefits to participants should be clear.

  • Feedback from the participants is essential.

  • The profile of the event trainer/ speaker(s) must be of sufficient professional quality.

Why do I need continuing professional development?

Why do I need continuing professional development?

In this fast-moving world, it is ever more important to keep up to date in order to maintain standards and demonstrate competence and as more people become professionally qualified with similar qualifications, CPD becomes more important as a means of separating yourself from the pack.

Because continuing professional development can be measured using CPD points granted by an accredited organization,  the achievements you make can be noticed by potential and current employees. 

A planned approach to Continuing Professional Development allows an individual to put themselves in charge of their own career development and work-related ambitions.  This personal empowerment of learning brings with it an increase in confidence and resulting abilities, all of which can easily be linked to an improvement of capability for employment.

What are CPD online courses?

What are CPD online courses?

CPD accredited online courses are an easily accessible and measurable way for committed professionals to get training. Students and business professionals can access training and education without wasting traveling time.  Executed correctly an online course can be informative, educational, and fun.  You can even meet new people without the hours wasted time commuting.
Are CPD online training courses any good?

Are CPD online training courses any good?

Although, in the past, the majority of CPD courses have been delivered in person, since the COVID-19 epidemic the landscape of events has changed.  Online courses and distance learning have now become increasingly popular, with the advantage of reduced costs to the course organisers.  These reduced costs are often (but not always) passed to the delegate, meaning lower priced tickets.  But with cheep online CPD courses there is a misconception regarding the value of this type of learning, and online certificates can often be dismissed as not offering a similar level of value to career progression. However, if a course has continued professional development accreditation from a recognized professional body, you can be assured that the same teaching standards are being upheld as similar face-to-face events.

Are Mums in Science CPD courses recognized?

Are Mums in Science CPD courses recognized?

All our courses have been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and each 1 hour of an online course counts as 3 CPD points.

All mums in science events fulfill the following criteria required for The Royal Society of Biologists to give accreditation of our CPD courses:-

  • We ensure the effectiveness of all CPD courses, for example reviewing and developing our provisions to ensure professional development. The target audience, goals of the event and the benefits to participants, learning outcomes of the event, and how these will be delivered are always clear.

  • Feedback from our participants evaluates whether they feel that their knowledge and skills have benefited from the event. We always act on our negative feedback to improve future events.

  • We carry out risk assessments for our staff.

  • The CV or profile of the event trainer/ speaker is provided. All speakers involved with the event have qualifications and/or experience appropriate to their role and degree of involvement in the event. They are all proficient in their areas of expertise, effective communicators and capable of establishing rapport with the participants.

  • Our online training courses are never less than 1 hour’s duration.

  • A certificate of attendance is issued to all participants of our CPD courses and a list of participants is kept for 3 years. This list is available to the Society for inspection, free of charge.

  • The teaching methods, the size of the group as well as the experience and needs of the participants are appropriate to the subject being taught.  We use an interactive style of teaching with questions and comments from the participants and discussion is encouraged in all our CPD courses.

  • When appropriate, participants are given documentation prior to and/or during the event to enhance their professional development.

  • We approve of  Society staff attending any professional development cpd event for the purposes of inspection free of charge.

Does Mums in Science care about the environment?

How do Mums in Science events affect the environment?

Every purchase and event big or small, has a footprint, even your website usage. But sustainability challenges don’t have a quick fix. Mums in science try to help as follows:-

Which professions do Mums in Science events target?

Which professions do Mums in Science events target?

Courses target all women at every stage of their professional careers.

Whether you are looking for

  • Accounting CPD courses
  • CPD training for scientists
  • CPD courses for dental nurses
  • CPD courses for nurses
  • CPD courses for therapists
  • Civil engineering CPD courses
  • Dental CPD courses
  • Dental hygienist CPD courses
  • Podiatry CPD courses
  • CPD courses for midwives
  • CPD courses for teachers
  • Online physiotherapy cpd courses
  • CPD courses for personal trainers
  • Conveyancing CPD courses
  • CPD fitness courses
  • or any other profession where women hold (or should hold)  a position of leadership

these events will provide you with the soft skills to develop your career, management and leadership skills.

I have a question not answered above

I have a question not answered above

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our training courses. 

We would love to hear from all past, present and potential

  • delegates
  • speakers
  • sponsors

or if you just want to chat about anything Mums in Science does, we would be very happy to hear from you.

Past Events

Members only have access to past event recordings here 

How to Become the Activist of your own Career

28th June 2022

Description: Now is the time to take full ownership and responsibility for your career. This interactive session showed the key strategies and tactic needed for career success and discussed the most common mistakes made in career progression, how to overcome these and key actions necessary for career success.

Speaker:  Treasa Fitzgibbon is a Career Coach and Strategist, known as The Career Activist. She is passionate about coaching, training and mentoring women in finance to successfully navigate and accelerate their careers.

Before establishing Treasa Fitzgibbon Coaching, Treasa had a successful 22 year career in banking, with roles across operations, sales & product management, in Dublin, London and New York. She finished her banking career as a Managing Director in New York City, responsible for a global sales team.

Website: www.treasafitzgibbon.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/treasa-fitzgibbon-b376499/

Strategies For Success In The Perimenopause To Post Menopause Transition

23rd June 2022

Description: Every woman will transition through menopause and every woman will experience hormone change differently. For some women this will impact on their work and family life, for others, less so. For all of us, having a better understanding of this midlife transition and how our lifestyle impacts our long term health is a necessity, not an indulgence.

In this talk, experienced Women’s Health Coach, Lesley Waldron guided us through some effective and enlightening strategies to support your physical and mental wellbeing during this transition and identify key areas in which to create supportive habits and mindset strategies.

Speaker: Lesley Waldron is a certified Women’s Health Coach whose work has impacted thousands of women since 2014 when she began focussing on supporting women through perimenopause. She has a passion for the outdoors and for helping women find their zest for life in midlife and beyond. Based in the South West, Lesley has a successful private coaching practice and also runs an outdoor fitness business, Wild Country Woman.

Website: https://www.lesleywaldron.co.uk/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lesleywaldronhealthcoach/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesley-waldron/

Making an Impact at Work

26th May 2022

Description: There is no doubt that it is harder for women to gain attention and recognition at work – which means it is harder to gain promotion. Once promoted it can still be hard to gain support for your ideas and strategies. Having a title does not guarantee that you will be heard.

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Do you need to make your mark at work or with your senior management team?
  • Are you fed up with not being listened to?
  • Are you frustrated that your ideas are not being taken up?

Then you need to learn the three things your body and voice are unconsciously doing that may be stopping you from making an impact at work.

Speaker: Emma Wainer has had a gloriously squiggly career, starting in pharmaceutical sales, then training as a Speech and Language Therapist. After a short and affair with the NHS, she became Operations Director in a successful event business, before finding her true passion and training as Voice Coach at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She brings the wealth of all that knowledge to help women raise their visibility and credibility at work, by amplifying their ability to be heard and cultivating thoughtful leadership in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.

Website: https://speakingatwork.co.uk/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-wainer-42259b182/

How to Thrive When You’re the Only Woman in the Room

19th May 2022

Description:  Many women would answer “No” and, no surprise, many of these women work in the male-dominated professions.
Things are getting better slowly, but, in the meantime, what can you do on a day-to-day basis to thrive and not just survive in today’s workplace? This talk provided the 4 strategies guaranteed to help you thrive as the only woman in the room

*Establishing the Context
*Being Heard
*Speaking the Language
*Inhabiting the Winning Mindset

Speaker: Susan Solomon PhD has had an eclectic, robust career. After earning a PhD from The Shakespeare Institute, UK, she embarked on a celebrated career in the computer university textbook publishing industry. Thereafter, she founded Solomon Communications providing communications training, consulting and coaching services.  Susan has taught in the Business Schools of 5 universities in the United States and The Netherlands. She’s also served on the Sedona Arizona City Council and ultimately became Mayor. Certified as a Co-Active Coach in 2000, Susan has coached hundreds of men and women in tech from over 11 countries. She now specializes in coaching Women in Tech and the men who work with them and is committed to equality in all the business meeting rooms round the world.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansolomonexecutivecoach/

Beyond work/life balance: how to create a balanced life

5th May 2022

Description: Work is one of the many aspects of our lives. When it starts invading the time we spend with our families and eating up the moments we have just for ourselves, it generates an imbalance that disturbs all other areas of our lives. The objective of this session is to show you how re-thinking the place of work in our lives can help us create a way of living that is more balanced and all-encompassing. In addition to the general reflection, you will get ideas and tools to explore and implement in your own life so that you can create a more harmonious rhythm where there is time and space for what matters the most.

Speaker: This event was lead by Noemi Poget, a life coach who focuses on helping people find balance in their life. Her main areas of expertise are mindset, work-life balance, and leadership.

"Coaching is my contribution to building a fair and peaceful world. I believe that if as individuals we enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life, we build societies based on respect where each and every one of us can fully express their unique talent and beauty."

Website: https://www.noemipoget.co.uk/

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