Access course

Access Course for the DPO

Before starting on the DPO, students need to have attained skills beyond the level of their undergraduate training.  Our five-day Access Course provides tailored training to increase skill in palpation, and expand knowledge in paediatric developmental anatomy. This helps to prepare less experienced osteopaths with the knowledge and skills required for working in our clinics from the beginning of the DPO.

We collaborate with the Rollin E Becker Institute to deliver this five day course, which enables new graduates to reach the required standard for entry onto the DPO course, and does not limit our students to any one technical style. 

Not all students will be required to complete the Access Course as prior experience and other postgraduate training may be considered equivalent. As a result of this Access Course, there is no longer a need for students to have undertaken a SCTF approved cranial course before applying for our DPO.

For greater detail on the Access Course, please take a look at the DPO Prospectus 2018, or contact our Registrar at or 020 8875 5293.

How to apply

DPO applicants who wish to attend the Access Course, need to apply through the DPO application process. We will discuss suitability of each applicant’s experience during the first interview and applicants will be invited to apply for the Access Course or exemption will be confirmed.



Weekend 1:    13 & 14 September;
Weekend 2:     27 & 28 September
Final day:         18 November 2018

Cost: TBC