Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

As experts in our field, we offer exceptional CPD courses for osteopaths, including Alumni and other paediatric specialists as well as those who are taking their first steps into the specialism. Keep an eye on our range of short courses to help you keep your knowledge and skills up to date, and complete your annual GOsC CPD requirement.

Our international conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss cutting edge topics with experts from around the world, as well as contributing to CPD requirements.

CPD Courses at the OCC:


Advancing Your Osteopathic Skills in the Cranial Field

  • Led By: Carole Meredith DO and Nicholas Woodhead DO
  • Location: OCC, Canopi Building, 7 – 14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR
  • Dates: 2, 3,16,17 March and 13 April 2024
  • 5-day course: £950.00 (plus Eventbrite’s fee) / Single day: £200.00 p/day (plus Eventbrite’s fee)

Course Details: Supported by the Rollin E Becker Institute, this is a very flexible 5-day course with participants having the option to book it in its entirety or as single days. This is an opportunity to advance skills, revise and improve cranial anatomy, learn, try alternative approaches, and tailor a course to suit your own requirements. The course leaders will deliver some lectures, but a lot of the learning will be in small groups with a tutor to enable participants to explore, ask their own questions and work at their own level and pace. There will be a high practical content to enable participants to incorporate their new skills into practice.

The course leaders are Carole Meredith and Nick Woodhead, who between them have more than 80 years of teaching experience within the cranial field and are very competent at teaching at all levels.

Day 1

  • Osteology, anatomy, physiology & ossification of the cranial base & vault including palpation
  • Reciprocal tension membrane & venous sinuses theory & practical
  • Sacrum anatomy & palpation

Day 2

  • Anatomy revision SBS patterns theory & palpation
  • Fascia & Diaphragm
  • Cerebro spinal fluid lecture & practical
  • CNS

Day 3

  • Viscerocranium osteology physiology including palpation
  • Principles of treatment lecture & practical
  • Condylar parts theory & practical

Day 4

  • Detailed face palpation including intra oral techniques
  • Practical /technique session personalised to the individual participants
  • Open Q & A session with group discussion

Day 5

  • Practical applications lectures & practicals
  • Whiplash
  • ENT conditions
  • Facial conditions including TMJ
  • Integrating & Stacking diaphragms

If you are a ‘beginner’ or an ‘improver’, then this is the course for you.

Please note that no children will be present, and all practical training will be happening between participants.

Cancellation Policy:

The OCC/FPO reserves the right to postpone this course and/or change its details. In the event that the course is cancelled or changed by the OCC/FPO, all fees (including Eventbrite’s fee) will be refunded. Eventbrite’s processing fee is non-refundable.

Should circumstances mean that you have to cancel your place on this course, the OCC/FPO regrets to inform that no refunds can be given unless we are able to re-sell your place.

Please note, the OCC/FPO does not accept responsibility for any expense you incur (such as travel and accommodation costs), so please do consider this before registration.

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For more info call 0208 875 5291 or email [email protected]


OCC Access Course

Osteopaths studying on our postgraduate courses need to have acquired hands-on skills beyond their undergraduate training. Our Access Course provides tailored training to introduce & nurture palpation of the involuntary mechanism and paediatric/developmental anatomy of the cranium, membranous/fascial & fluid systems to prepare less experienced osteopaths for further paediatric training.

Our experienced faculty will deliver this 3-day course, which enables osteopaths to reach the required standard for entry onto the OCC courses and does not limit our osteopaths to any one technical style. These days can also be useful to osteopaths who want to refresh or enhance  previously acquired skills & can be attended as individual days if space permits.

Course Content:

  • Day 1

– Vault & base osteology, applied anatomy & motion

– RTM & venous sinuses

– Sacral /pelvic anatomy & motion

  • Day 2

– SBS patterns, theory & palpation

– Fascia

– Fluid


  • Day 3

– Viscerocranium anatomy, osteology & motion

– Principles of treatment

– Intra oral techniques

– Condylar parts osteology, applied anatomy & treatment

All 3 days will be delivered in small groups to facilitate individual learning and needs. Most of the teaching will take place at the tables with very little lecture material & will include demonstrations interwoven with appropriate practical sessions. This is designed to deliver theory but in a very practical hands-on way. In order to provide this level of supervision  numbers will be limited, and places are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Dates: 8, 9 and 16 of September 2023

Location: OCC, Canopi Building SE1

Cost: £200 per day or £570 for all 3 days

OCC Access Course – For any other queries email [email protected].

Developing Osteopathy in Paediatrics Course

This course is designed for osteopaths who wish to explore clinical examination of babies, and will cover/consider:

  • differential diagnosis of the unsettled baby as well as an osteopathic understanding of the effects of birth on the structure of the body and the    resulting influence on function.
  • practical and legal issues related to gaining consent to examine and treat paediatric patients.
  • the principles of diagnostic clinical reasoning and paediatric practice.

clinical presentation and treatment of infants, including colic, gastroesophageal reflux and plagiocephaly.  

Both parts include lectures, demonstration and practical sessions. In order to provide supervision of practical workshops, numbers will be limited and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

New graduates and final year students are welcome to register!


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For more info call 0208 875 5291 or email [email protected]

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training

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  • Led by Dr Nathan Hasson M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.C.H.

Dr Nathan Hasson will be presenting an introduction to the assessment of children for possible red-flag conditions that may present itself at an osteopathic practice. Current NICE guidelines will be highlighted. Emphasis will be on understanding the pathophysiological processes of symptoms, promoting safety in the treatment of children and acknowledging practitioner responsibility.

Several osteopaths have attended over the past few years to listen to Dr Hasson’s presentation and have found it very useful for revision. His extensive experience in acute general paediatrics is very informative.

This presentation would be useful revision for any paediatric osteopath.

Dr Nathan Hasson is a Consultant in General Paediatrics and a Consultant in Paediatric Rheumatology, having worked as a Consultant in General Paediatrics at Ealing Hospital, before moving to Great Ormond Street Hospital in Paediatric Rheumatology. He specialises in all types of paediatric conditions as well as all aspects of paediatric rheumatology but in particular Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.                                         

Course Dates: TBC

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