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:


NEW DATE: Saturday, 20 July 2024 (9h30 am to 4h30 pm)

Course Title: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Qualification: FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Location: OCC, Canopi Building 7 – 14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR

Cost: £125.00 (minimum 6 contact hours) plus Eventbrite’s fee

The 1-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course is ideal for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents.

On successful completion of the course and assessment, you will receive a Level 3 Certification from the Awarding Body First Aid Awards (FAA), which is valid for three years and may be used as evidence of CPD.

This RQF accredited qualification is also suitable as a refresher to re-certify your First Aid skills after 3 years. The qualification is assessed both through practical demonstration and oral questioning. A learner must successfully pass a practical assessment to achieve the qualification.

Syllabus – a range of subjects is covered, including:

• Role of the Paediatric First Aider

• Seizure

• Primary survey

• Choking

• Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)

• Minor injuries

• Wounds, bleeding and shock

• Recovery position

We believe everyone should have the skills to preserve life, and strongly recommend all APO, CPO, DPO and MSc osteopaths who have trained or are currently with OCC/FPO should hold a valid Paediatric First Aid qualification. Correctly applied first aid techniques can, quite simply, save lives. They can also lessen pain and help reduce healing time.

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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

Developing Osteopathy in Paediatrics Course

Led By:       Nancy Nunn BSc(Hons) DPO PgCert FHEA   

Dates:         Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2024

Location:    OCC, Canopi building, 7 – 14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR

Cost:           £440.00 plus Eventbrite’s fee

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 days 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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Advancing Your Osteopathic Skills in the Cranial Field

  • Led By: Carole Meredith DO and Nicholas Woodhead DO
  • Location: London, UK
  • Dates: TBC (2025)

For more info and to join the waiting list email [email protected]

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.


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.

Dates: September 2024

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

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