CPD and Training Providers

We recognise suitable CPD modules and training programmes offered by providers as part of its Course Endorsement Programme and awards CSD Validated. Training providers of any type who would like to be considered for CSD Validation can contact CSD.


CSD Validated Courses

Intellectual Property Office: IP Tutor

The free online module takes just 40 minutes on average to complete but the knowledge gained will be invaluable to any practicing designer.

IPTutor simplifies the complex issues surrounding IP into bite size chunks. The training can be undertaken on any device and once started you can complete it all at once or save your progress to continue later on the same device or any other of your choosing. IPTutor offers you flexibility in getting to grips with Intellectual Property Rights.

Having completed the training you are issued with a personalised certificate which you can add to your portfolio of achievements and CV to gain recognition from your employer or your clients.

The Society believes that IP is the currency of design and is committed to raising awareness of IPRs within its membership, design education and the wider design profession. Our continuing Observer Status at WIPO and our collaboration with the IPO emphasises this commitment.

Undertaking the IPTutor module is now embedded into the Society’s CPD programme for members and will be mandatory for those seeking Chartered Designer status. It is also now a requirement for staff and students of any CSD Accredited design course.

IPTutor will not only introduce you to the basics of IP, it will help you protect your IP and that of your employer and clients and will also give you invaluable information to help make sure you do not infringe the IP of others.