CPD Training Courses for Chiropractors

Breeze Academy offers a wide variety of chiropractic CPD, including acupuncture and dry needling, exercise prescription, clinical yoga and sports massage. Elevate your clinical skills and career by enrolling in our specialised CPD courses today.

  • The UK's leading acupuncture & dry needling course provider
  • Over 10 years teaching experience worldwide
  • Consistently rated 5-star by healthcare professionals
  • Curated and delivered by expert clinicians
  • Clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery
  • Fully accredited by the FHT

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Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course (Foundation Level)

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 3 days

An essential course for any healthcare professional looking to provide western medical acupuncture and dry needling for their clients.

Course bookings
5th - 7th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Bristol, UK

£610.00Bristol, BS1, UK

10th - 12th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

£610.00University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

St Georges University, London (University Students Only)

£610.00St Georges University, London, UK

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Lincoln, UK

£610.00Lincoln, LN6 9, UK

14th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

West London, UK

£635.00West London, W3 6, UK

21st - 23rd Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Preston, UK

£610.00Preston, PR1 3, UK

29th Jun - 1st Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Kent, UK

£610.00European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Kent, UK

1st - 3rd Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Belfast, UK

£610.00Belfast, BT12 5, UK

1st - 3rd Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

£610.00Leeds Beckett University (Students Only)

3rd - 5th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Manchester, UK

£610.00Manchester, UK

8th - 10th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Barnstaple, North Devon

£610.00Petroc College, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 2BQ

12th - 14th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham Great Barr, B43 7, UK

15th - 17th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£610.00Breeze Academy HQ, Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

15th - 17th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth, UK

£610.00Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth, UK (Plymouth Osteopathy Students Only)

22nd - 24th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Keele University (Keele Students Only)

£610.00Keele University, Keele, UK

23rd - 25th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Sheffield, UK (For Sheffield Hallam Students)

£610.00Sheffield, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£610.00Southampton, SO15 1AG, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£610.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

26th - 28th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Milton Keynes, UK

£610.00Milton Keynes, MK16 0, UK

31st Jul - 2nd Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Carlisle, UK

£610.00Carlisle, CA3 0, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£610.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£610.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

2nd - 4th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£635.00London, W1W 6, UK

14th - 16th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£610.00Bradford, BD1 2, UK

23rd - 25th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£610.00Glasgow, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Edinburgh, UK

£619.00Edinburgh, EH3, 8, UK

6th - 8th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

Doncaster, UK

£619.00Doncaster, DN4 8, UK

9th - 11th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Brighton, UK

£619.00Brighton, BN1 2, UK

13th - 15th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Luton, UK

£619.00Luton, LU2 9, UK

18th - 20th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

20th - 22nd Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester, UK

£619.00Leicester, LE1 5, UK

25th - 27th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

2nd - 4th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Exeter, UK

£619.00Exeter, EX1 2, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£649.00Birmingham, B32 3, UK

4th - 6th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Swansea, UK

£619.00Swansea, UK

9th - 11th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Liverpool, UK

£619.00Liverpool, L3 4, UK

18th - 20th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

25th - 27th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Ipswich, UK

£619.00Ipswich, IP2 0, UK

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Southampton, UK

£619.00Southampton, SO15 1, UK

1st - 3rd Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Nottingham, UK

£610.00Nottingham, NG2 3, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bradford, UK

£619.00Bradford, BD1, 2, UK

8th - 10th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W1W 6, UK

11th - 13th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Newcastle, UK

£619.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

13th - 15th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bristol, UK

£619.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

15th - 17th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry, UK

£619.00Coventry, CV8 1, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£619.00UWE, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Sheffield, UK

£619.00Sheffield, S1 4, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Bedford, UK

£619.00Bedford, MK42, UK

22nd - 24th Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W3 6, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Carlisle, UK

£619.00Carlisle, CA3 0, UK

29th Nov - 1st Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Glasgow, UK

£619.00Glasgow, G1 4, UK

4th - 6th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Birmingham, UK

£635.00Birmingham, B32 3, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Reading, UK

£619.00Reading, RG2 0, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Manchester, UK

£619.00Manchester, M1 5, UK

6th - 8th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leeds, UK

£619.00Leeds, LS10 1, UK

9th - 11th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Derby, UK

£619.00Derby, DE1 3, UK

11th - 13th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Middlesbrough, UK

£619.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

13th - 15th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

London, UK

£649.00London, W1W 6, UK

13th - 15th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Coventry University, UK

£619.00Coventry University, Coventry, UK

7th - 9th Mar 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of West England (Students only)

£619.00UWE, UK

9th - 11th Jun 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

£635.00University of Birmingham (Physio Students Only)

5th - 7th Sep 2025 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leicester University ( Students only)

£495.00Leicester University ( Students only)

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Level 3 Sports Massage Training Course

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 225 hours

The course to kick-start your sports massage career, taking you from complete beginner to competent sports massage practitioner.

Level 4 Sports Massage Training Course

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 128 hours

The course to take your sports massage career to that next level, opening up further opportunities and advancing your skills, knowledge and experience.

Clinical Yoga for Rehabilitation, Recovery & Well-Being

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 150 hours

Join us on this transformative yoga teacher training course where we unlock the power of yoga as a tool for rehabilitation, recovery and well-being.

Strength, Conditioning & Exercise Prescription Course

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 100 hours

An essential course for any healthcare professional looking to implement strength and conditioning principles to effectively test, evaluate and prescribe exercise in order to enhance physical capabilities.

Advanced Skills in Acupuncture

Skill level: AdvancedCPD hours: 100

Enhance your acupuncture and dry needling skills beyond your foundation training, by delving into advanced clinical reasoning and sophisticated needling techniques.

Frequently asked questions

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for chiropractors in the United Kingdom are overseen by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The GCC is the regulatory body for chiropractors in the UK, and it sets standards for CPD to ensure that chiropractors maintain and enhance their professional competence.

Here is a general overview of the CPD requirements for chiropractors in the UK:

  • Annual CPD Hours: Chiropractors in the UK are required to complete 30 hours of CPD activity, of which 15 hours or more are to constitute learning with others. Learning with others can include both formal learning, such as seminars and lectures, as well as informal learning, which includes clinical audit and can be conducted either in person or remotely. To qualify as learning with others it must include the ability for direct and immediate interaction with either a presenter/organiser or others present.
  • Focussed CPD: As part of the GCC’s commitment to CPD, it has introduced a new focussed element to the CPD programme. Focussed CPD allows the GCC to have all registrants examine, self-reflect and evaluate their skills and abilities on a specific topic, for example, first aid and communications. This element of the CPD programme will be subject to change for each CPD year, and as of 2022/2023 the focus is on consent relating to Principle E of The Code, which requires chiropractors to obtain informed consent for all aspects of patient care.
  • New Registrants: The GCC requires new registrants to include a focus on clinical governance within their CPD, which must be completed within one year of registration. The introduction of this additional focussed CPD will help to support the GCC's aims of developing professionalism. This additional CPD requirement is aimed at those who have qualified within the last two years and who have registered with the GCC for the first time.
  • Audit Process: The GCC has an audit process in place to assess chiropractors' compliance with CPD requirements. If selected for audit, chiropractors must provide evidence of their CPD activities and demonstrate how these activities contribute to their professional development.

For further information, please visit the GCC website.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is crucial for chiropractors, as it allows them to stay current in their field and provide the best possible care to their patients. Here are some specific advantages of CPD for chiropractors:

  • Up-to-Date Knowledge: The field of chiropractic care is dynamic, with ongoing research and advancements. CPD ensures that chiropractors are aware of the latest developments, evidence-based practices, and emerging trends in their field.
  • Enhanced Clinical Skills: CPD provides opportunities for chiropractors to improve their clinical skills. This may include learning new adjustment techniques, diagnostic tools, or rehabilitation methods that can enhance patient outcomes.
  • Patient Safety: Staying informed about the latest research and best practices through CPD helps chiropractors maintain a high standard of patient care. This focus on safety is essential in a profession that involves physical manipulation and adjustments.
  • Professional Credibility: Engaging in CPD activities enhances a chiropractor's professional credibility. Patients are more likely to trust practitioners who demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and development.
  • Diversification of Services: CPD allows chiropractors to explore and integrate new services into their practice. This may include incorporating one of our various courses here at Breeze Academy, including acupuncture and dry needling, exercise preselection or clinical yoga, which can broaden the scope of services offered.
  • Networking Opportunities: CPD events and conferences provide chiropractors with opportunities to network with peers, researchers, and experts in related fields. Building a professional network can lead to collaborations, shared knowledge, and referrals.
  • Adaptability to Healthcare Changes: The healthcare landscape is continually evolving, and chiropractors need to adapt to changes in regulations, insurance practices, and healthcare policies. CPD helps them stay informed and adaptable in this dynamic environment.
  • Personal and Professional Growth: Engaging in CPD is not just about meeting regulatory requirements; it's an investment in personal and professional growth. Chiropractors who actively seek to expand their knowledge and skills often experience greater job satisfaction and fulfilment.

In summary, CPD is a cornerstone for chiropractors to maintain competency, provide high-quality patient care, and thrive in a profession that values ongoing learning and development.

Each year there will be a small number of cases where registrants have not met the requirements of the GCC CPD programme, or they have not submitted a CPD record summary at all.

In these cases, the GCC will attempt to open a dialogue with the chiropractor to resolve any issues.

However, in instances where registrants do not engage with the process, or their CPD does not meet the expected standard, the Registrar will have little option but to remove them from the register.

In these cases, the registrant will always be given the opportunity to engage with the process so that the Registrar may take as much information into account as possible on which to base their decision.

In the unlikely event that a registrant’s name is removed from the register for failing to comply with the CPD requirements, an option will be open to them to appeal the Registrar’s decision. An appeal must be lodged within 28 days from the date of the removal notice.

Further information on the appeals process can be found here.

In the UK, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for chiropractors is a broad and flexible concept, encompassing a variety of activities that contribute to professional growth and competence. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC), the regulatory body for chiropractors in the UK, provides general guidance on what counts as CPD.

Here are examples of activities that may be considered as CPD for chiropractors in the UK:

  • Formal Learning Activities: Attendance at courses, seminars, workshops, or conferences relevant to chiropractic practice. Completion of postgraduate courses or degrees in chiropractic or related fields.
  • Self-Directed Learning: Reading relevant professional literature, journals, and research articles. Engaging in online learning, webinars, or podcasts related to chiropractic practice.
  • Clinical Practice and Supervision: Reflective practice, where chiropractors review and analyse their clinical experiences. Peer review and clinical audit activities that involve the review of cases and outcomes.
  • Teaching and Supervising: Providing chiropractic education or supervision to students, colleagues, or other healthcare professionals.
  • Research and Publication: Conducting research in chiropractic or related fields. Publishing articles, papers, or books related to chiropractic practice.
  • Management and Business Skills: Courses or activities related to practice management, business skills, and ethics.
  • Communication Skills: Training in effective communication with patients and colleagues. Courses on patient education and counselling.
  • Ethical and Professional Values: Activities that enhance understanding and adherence to ethical standards in chiropractic practice. Participation in discussions or workshops on professional values.
  • Service Development: Involvement in projects or initiatives that contribute to the development of chiropractic services.
  • Mentoring and Supervision: Serving as a mentor or supervisor for less experienced colleagues or students.

It's important to note that the GCC emphasises a self-directed and reflective approach to CPD. Chiropractors are encouraged to engage in activities that align with their individual learning needs and contribute to their professional development. Additionally, maintaining a CPD portfolio that documents and reflects on learning activities is a key aspect of demonstrating compliance with CPD requirements.

Chiropractors should refer to the specific guidelines provided by the GCC and regularly check for updates to ensure that their CPD activities meet the regulatory standards. The GCC's website and official publications are valuable resources for the latest information on CPD requirements and guidance.

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