Working together to support the Thames community
The Thames Skills Academy, Port of London Authority and Company of Lightermen & Watermen have introduced the first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for all Thames workers who hold a Boat Master’s licence, whether newly qualified or with years of experience. The programme is open to other navigational crew too.
Hear why the CPD is a win-win for employees and employers.
The prime objective is to improve safety on the Thames by enabling everyone joining the CPD programme to maintain and refresh their current skills and to learn new skills as the industry changes.Find out more about the programme.
Training & DevelopmentThe Thames CPD programme
What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?
CPD refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours that you gain both formally and informally as you go about your work beyond any initial training. Read more
Why is CPD being introduced on the Thames?
CPD is being introduced to improved safety on the Thames. In many other sectors – transport, aviation, construction – CPD is a well-established pathway to incentivise everyone to maintain and refresh their current skills and learn and develop new skills as the industry changes. Read more
What is the Thames CPD Programme?
The Thames CPD programme was introduced in July 2021 as a voluntary scheme with the intention of becoming mandatory in two years’ time. Participants are required to achieve a minimum of 150 points across the three categories of Mandatory Courses; Accredited Training; and Skills & Experience within a five year period. The programme is free to join. Read more