The UCO is at the forefront of Continuing Professional Development education for osteopaths and welcomes participants from other professions.
We pride ourselves on the quality and diversity of our CPD programme and the speakers who deliver our CPD, and our delegates consistently provide us with excellent feedback.
Our courses are designed so that participants can incorporate what they have learned directly into their daily practice. We use research evidence, peer-to-peer sharing, and practical experience to uphold standards and support the refreshment and extension of core skills.
Our vision is to provide a programme of CPD courses that are:
- high-quality, topical, evidence-based and provided by experts from a range of professional backgrounds,
- open to professionals in and outside the UK using a variety of formats including face-to-face and multimedia,
- in line with the regulatory expectations for continuing professional development,
- informed by contemporary teaching approaches and include practical and experiential learning,
- informed by the feedback we receive from our participants.
Supporting the Osteopathy profession through COVID-19
During this unprecedented time UCO CPD have been looking at new ways to deliver CPD courses. Where possible we have been able to convert courses from face to face courses to offer them as live online courses. Delivering courses online has meant they are now accessible to more people further afield in the UK or indeed elsewhere in the World. We are recording all of the online courses meaning that even if individuals are unable to attend at the time of the live course they have the opportunity to watch the recording after the event. Recordings are made available usually for a month after the course depending on the agreement with individual speakers.
There are some predominantly practical courses that have to be delivered as a face to face course. The UCO has strict COVID-19 protocols in place throughout the building and we are providing full PPE for all of our delegates who are taking part in practical CPD courses.
Please be reassured that during this pandemic period we will, of course, be able to offer a refund for anyone who books a CPD course and is unable to attend a face to face course due to a positive Covid diagnosis or having to self-isolate.
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Help us shape our programme
It is important to us that our CPD courses remain relevant and introduce new thinking and developments. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions and are also very happy to discuss tailored provision to meet the needs of groups of delegates.
If you would like to discuss some ideas with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.