CPD Training Courses for Healthcare Professionals

Breeze Academy offers a wide variety of healthcare 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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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.

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.

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

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for healthcare professionals can vary based on the specific regulatory bodies, licensing authorities, and professional organisations governing their practice. Different healthcare professions may have distinct guidelines and expectations for CPD. Here are some general aspects to consider:

  • Annual or Periodic CPD Hours: Many healthcare professions require professionals to accumulate a certain number of CPD hours within a specified timeframe, often annually or biennially.
  • Verifiable and Non-Verifiable CPD: Verifiable CPD includes activities that can be easily evidenced and confirmed, such as attending courses or workshops. Non-verifiable CPD includes activities that are more challenging to evidence, such as reading medical literature or engaging in self-directed learning.
  • Relevance to Practice: CPD activities should be relevant to the healthcare professional's practice and contribute to their ongoing competence and knowledge.
  • Documentation and Record-Keeping: Healthcare professionals are typically required to maintain records of their CPD activities, including details such as the type of activity, the number of hours, and the date.

It's crucial for healthcare professionals to be aware of the CPD requirements set by their respective regulatory bodies or professional organisations. They should regularly check for updates to ensure compliance with the latest guidelines and maintain their professional licensure or certification. Failure to meet CPD requirements may have consequences, including potential impacts on licensure, certification, and the ability to practice in a specific field.

CPD offers numerous advantages for healthcare professionals, contributing to their ongoing learning, skill development, and the provision of high-quality patient care. Here are some key advantages of CPD for healthcare professionals:

  • Enhanced Patient Care: CPD ensures that healthcare professionals stay informed about the latest medical advancements, technologies, and evidence-based practices, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes and safety.
  • Maintained Competence: Regular engagement in CPD activities helps healthcare professionals maintain and enhance their clinical skills, ensuring they remain competent in their respective fields.
  • Adaptation to Changes: Healthcare is a dynamic field with constant advancements and changes. CPD enables professionals to adapt to evolving healthcare practices, policies, and technologies.
  • Compliance with Regulatory Requirements: Many healthcare regulatory bodies require professionals to engage in CPD as a condition for maintaining licensure or certification. Compliance with CPD requirements ensures adherence to professional standards and regulatory expectations.
  • Increased Job Satisfaction: Actively participating in CPD can enhance job satisfaction by providing opportunities for professional growth, skill diversification, and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Career Advancement: CPD can open doors to career advancement opportunities, such as promotions, leadership roles, and specialisation within a particular field of healthcare.
  • Effective Communication and Teamwork: CPD activities often include components focused on communication skills, teamwork, and collaboration. Improved interpersonal skills contribute to effective communication with patients, colleagues, and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Risk Management: Staying updated with CPD activities helps healthcare professionals mitigate risks associated with outdated practices, reducing the likelihood of medical errors and adverse events.
  • Professional Networking: CPD events and activities provide opportunities for networking with peers, mentors, and experts in the field. Building professional connections can lead to collaborations, shared insights, and mentorship.
  • Increased Confidence: Actively engaging in CPD and staying updated on current practices boosts healthcare professionals' confidence in their abilities, promoting a positive and assured approach to patient care.
  • Patient Education: CPD enables healthcare professionals to educate patients about the latest developments in healthcare, treatment options, and preventive measures, fostering informed decision-making and patient empowerment.
  • Contribution to Public Health: CPD activities that involve community engagement, public health initiatives, and health education contribute to the overall well-being of the community, extending the impact beyond individual patient care.

In summary, CPD is integral to the continuous improvement of healthcare professionals and the healthcare system as a whole. The advantages of CPD extend beyond individual development to positively impact patient care, professional satisfaction, and the overall quality of healthcare services.

CPD for healthcare professionals in the UK encompasses a variety of activities that contribute to their ongoing learning, skill development, and professional growth. The specific requirements may vary depending on the healthcare profession and the regulatory body overseeing licensure.

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

  • Formal Education and Training: Attending courses, workshops, conferences, and seminars relevant to the healthcare professional's field of practice.
  • Clinical Practice: Participating in clinical audits to assess and improve the quality of patient care. Involvement in peer reviews and discussions about clinical cases.
  • Reflective Practice: Engaging in reflective practice, including personal reflection on experiences and learning from patient cases.
  • Teaching and Supervision: Providing formal teaching to medical students, junior healthcare professionals, or colleagues. Acting as a clinical supervisor or mentor for trainees.
  • Research and Publications: Conducting research projects or contributing to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Staying informed about the latest medical literature and evidence-based practices.
  • Leadership and Management: Undertaking roles in leadership or management within healthcare organisations. Participating in courses or training related to healthcare leadership and management.
  • Communication Skills: Participating in activities that enhance communication skills with patients, colleagues, and multidisciplinary teams. Attending workshops or courses on effective communication in healthcare.
  • Technology and Innovation: Training in the use of new technologies and innovations in healthcare. Keeping up-to-date with advancements in medical technology and their applications.
  • Self-directed Learning: Reading medical journals, textbooks, and other relevant publications. Keeping up with online resources, podcasts, and other educational materials.
  • Personal Development Planning: Developing and maintaining a Personal Development Plan (PDP) that outlines learning needs and goals for the upcoming year.
  • Quality Improvement Activities: Engaging in activities to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Implementing changes in practice based on feedback and learning.
  • Patient Safety Training: Participating in training programs focused on patient safety principles and practices.

It's important for healthcare professionals to actively seek diverse and relevant CPD activities to meet the specific needs of their practice and professional growth. Regularly reviewing and updating their CPD portfolio ensures ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements and the provision of high-quality care. Healthcare professionals should refer to the guidance provided by their respective regulatory bodies for specific details on what counts as acceptable CPD in their profession.

Failure to meet CPD requirements for healthcare professionals in the UK can have various consequences, as CPD is often a mandatory component of professional registration and licensure. The specific outcomes may vary depending on the regulatory body overseeing the profession.

Here are potential consequences when healthcare professionals fail to meet their CPD requirements:

  • Non-Compliance with Revalidation: Revalidation is a process by which healthcare professionals in the UK demonstrate that they remain fit to practice. CPD is a crucial component of revalidation. Failure to meet CPD requirements may result in non-compliance with the revalidation process.
  • Registration Lapses: Some regulatory bodies require healthcare professionals to engage in CPD to maintain their registration. Failure to comply with CPD requirements may lead to the lapse or suspension of professional registration.
  • Referral to the Regulatory Body: Non-compliance with CPD requirements may lead to a referral to the regulatory body responsible for overseeing the profession. The regulatory body may then initiate an investigation into the healthcare professional's conduct and compliance.
  • Professional Conduct Investigation: Regulatory bodies may conduct investigations into a healthcare professional's professional conduct if there are concerns about non-compliance with CPD requirements. This investigation could lead to disciplinary proceedings.
  • Warnings or Sanctions: The regulatory body may issue warnings or sanctions if it is determined that there has been a breach of professional standards related to CPD. Sanctions may include conditions on practice, fines, or other disciplinary actions.
  • Removal from the Professional Register: In severe cases, persistent non-compliance with CPD requirements may lead to removal from the professional register. Removal from the register means the individual is no longer authorised to practice in the profession.
  • Reinstatement Process: If a healthcare professional is removed from the register due to non-compliance with CPD requirements, reinstatement may involve demonstrating compliance with outstanding CPD requirements and undergoing a formal reinstatement process.

It's important for healthcare professionals to take their CPD obligations seriously, actively engage in relevant and meaningful CPD activities, and keep accurate records of their professional development. Regular participation in CPD not only ensures compliance with regulatory requirements but also contributes to ongoing professional growth and the delivery of high-quality patient care.

Healthcare professionals should familiarise themselves with the specific CPD requirements set by their regulatory body, regularly check for updates, and seek guidance or clarification if needed. Proactive management of CPD obligations is essential for maintaining professional registration and ensuring a commitment to lifelong learning and excellence in healthcare practice.

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