CPD Training Courses for Physiotherapists

Breeze Academy offers a wide variety of physiotherapy CPD, including acupuncture and dry needling, exercise prescription, clinical yoga and sports massage. Elevate your physiotherapy practice 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
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 (1 SPACE REAMAINING)

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

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

Leeds Beckett University

£610.00Leeds Beckett University

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

Belfast, UK

£610.00Belfast, BT12 5, UK

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 (2 SPACES REMAINING)

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)

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)

West London, UK

£649.00London, W3 6, UK

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

Glasgow, UK

£619.00Glasgow, G1 4, UK

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

Carlisle, UK

£619.00Carlisle, CA3 0, 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

20th - 22nd Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

St Georges University, London (University Students Only)

£610.00St Georges University, London, UK (1)

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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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.

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 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.

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 physiotherapists in the UK are overseen by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC is the regulatory body for healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists, in the UK.

Key aspects of the CPD requirements for physiotherapists include:

  • CPD Hours: Physiotherapists are required to undertake 30 hours of CPD each year. Each time physiotherapists renew their registration with the HCPC, they will be asked to sign a declaration confirming that they continue to meet their standards, including the completion of these hours. 
  • Record-Keeping: Physiotherapists are required to keep accurate and up-to-date records of their CPD activities. This includes details such as the type of CPD activity, the number of hours spent, and a reflection on how the activity has influenced their practice.

It's important for physiotherapists to stay informed about the specific CPD requirements set by the HCPC, as these requirements may be subject to updates or changes. Physiotherapists should regularly review the HCPC's guidance on CPD, seek support and guidance from professional associations, and actively participate in a variety of CPD activities to meet the regulatory standards.

For further information, please visit the HCPC website.

CPD offers several advantages for physiotherapists, contributing to their ongoing learning, professional growth, and the delivery of high-quality patient care. Here are key advantages of CPD for physiotherapists:

  • Enhanced Clinical Competence: Engaging in CPD activities helps physiotherapists stay updated on the latest research, techniques, and advancements in the field. This contributes to enhanced clinical competence and the ability to provide evidence-based and effective interventions.
  • Improved Patient Outcomes: CPD enables physiotherapists to apply the latest knowledge and skills in their practice, leading to improved patient outcomes and increased satisfaction among those receiving physiotherapy services.
  • Adaptation to Changing Practices: Healthcare practices and guidelines may evolve, and CPD ensures that physiotherapists can adapt to changes in protocols, technologies, and emerging trends in healthcare.
  • Increased Confidence: Regular participation in CPD activities contributes to physiotherapists' confidence in their abilities, reinforcing their role as knowledgeable and skilled healthcare professionals.
  • Career Advancement: CPD can open doors to career advancement opportunities, such as specialisation in a particular area of physiotherapy, leadership roles, or involvement in research and education.
  • Staying Informed about Research: CPD activities may include staying informed about the latest research in physiotherapy and related fields. This knowledge contributes to evidence-based practice and informed decision-making.
  • Enhanced Communication Skills: CPD often includes components focused on communication and interpersonal skills. Improved communication skills contribute to effective interactions with patients, families, and the healthcare team.
  • Increased Job Satisfaction: CPD allows physiotherapists to engage in continuous learning and professional development, leading to increased job satisfaction and a sense of personal fulfilment.
  • Personal and Professional Development: CPD provides opportunities for physiotherapists to enhance both their personal and professional development, fostering a sense of accomplishment and growth.
  • Peer Collaboration and Networking: Participation in CPD events provides opportunities for physiotherapists to collaborate with peers, share experiences, and build professional networks.
  • Enhanced Leadership Skills: CPD activities that focus on leadership development contribute to physiotherapists' ability to take on leadership roles within healthcare organisations.

In summary, CPD is integral to the ongoing development of physiotherapists, ensuring that they provide the highest standard of care and stay informed about the latest developments in their field. The advantages of CPD extend beyond individual growth to positively impact patient care, professional standing, and the overall advancement of the physiotherapy profession.

CPD for physiotherapists in the UK encompasses a diverse range of activities that contribute to their ongoing learning, skill development, and professional growth. The specific CPD requirements and activities can vary, but physiotherapists are generally encouraged to engage in a mix of activities that enhance their clinical practice, knowledge, and overall professional competence.

Here are some examples of what may count as CPD for physiotherapists in the UK:

  • Formal Education and Training: Attending courses, workshops, conferences, and seminars relevant to physiotherapy practice, including updates on techniques, research, and clinical guidelines.
  • Clinical Practice: Engaging in clinical practice and applying new or refined techniques to enhance patient care. Participating in clinical audits to assess and improve the quality of physiotherapy care.
  • Reflective Practice: Engaging in reflective practice, which involves critically evaluating one's own experiences, decisions, and patient interactions to identify areas for improvement.
  • Research and Publications: Conducting or contributing to research projects in physiotherapy. Staying informed about the latest research findings and evidence-based practices in physiotherapy.
  • Teaching and Supervision: Providing formal teaching to physiotherapy students or colleagues. Acting as a clinical supervisor or mentor for physiotherapy trainees.
  • Skills Development: Undertaking additional training to acquire new skills or enhance existing ones. Participating in workshops or courses focused on specialised techniques or areas of practice.
  • Attendance at Conferences and Seminars: Attending conferences, seminars, and events related to physiotherapy, healthcare, and relevant fields.
  • E-Learning and Online Courses: Completing online courses and e-learning modules addressing topics relevant to physiotherapy practice.
  • Patient Feedback: Seeking and reflecting on patient feedback as part of the CPD process, demonstrating an awareness of patient perspectives and experiences.
  • Professional Writing: Contributing articles, blogs, or other written materials related to physiotherapy for publication or dissemination.
  • Business and Management Skills: Undertaking training or courses in business and management skills relevant to running a successful physiotherapy practice.
  • Networking and Peer Collaboration: Participating in professional networks, discussion forums, and collaborative initiatives with peers to share experiences and insights.

Physiotherapists should maintain accurate records of their CPD activities, including details such as the type of activity, duration, and reflection on its impact on practice. Physiotherapists may also seek guidance from their professional associations, employers, and educational institutions to ensure that their CPD activities align with regulatory standards. Additionally, they should regularly review the guidelines provided by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or other relevant bodies to stay informed about any updates or changes in CPD requirements.

When physiotherapists fail to meet their CPD requirements, it can have implications for their professional standing, registration, and compliance with regulatory standards. In the UK, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the regulatory body for physiotherapists, and failure to meet CPD requirements may lead to the following consequences:

  • Non-Compliance with Registration Standards: Physiotherapists are required to engage in CPD activities to maintain their professional registration with the HCPC. Failure to meet CPD requirements may result in non-compliance with registration standards.
  • Regulatory Investigation: The HCPC may initiate an investigation if a physiotherapist is found to be non-compliant with CPD requirements. This investigation may assess the reasons for non-compliance and determine the impact on the physiotherapist's ability to practice safely and effectively.
  • Fitness to Practice Concerns: Persistent non-compliance with CPD requirements may raise concerns about a physiotherapist's fitness to practice. This could result in a Fitness to Practice (FtP) investigation by the HCPC.
  • Conditions on Practice: If a physiotherapist is found non-compliant with CPD requirements, the HCPC may impose conditions on their practice. These conditions are designed to address concerns and facilitate the physiotherapist's return to compliance.
  • Referral to the Professional Conduct Committee: Serious or repeated non-compliance with CPD requirements may result in a referral to the HCPC's Professional Conduct Committee. This committee has the authority to consider cases where a physiotherapist's conduct or competence is in question.
  • Warnings or Sanctions: The HCPC may issue warnings or sanctions if it determines that a physiotherapist has failed to meet CPD requirements or has not adhered to the professional standards outlined by the regulatory body.
  • Removal from the Register: In extreme cases or for serious breaches of professional standards, continued non-compliance with CPD requirements may lead to removal from the HCPC's professional register. Removal means the individual is no longer authorised to practice as a physiotherapist.

It's crucial for physiotherapists to prioritise CPD and fulfil the requirements set by the regulatory body to maintain their professional registration and uphold the standards of physiotherapy practice.

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