Shared learning, knowledge & practice The Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy is a charitable organisation and a centre for shared learning, knowledge and practice in the field of cranial osteopathy, offering post-graduate courses across the UK and in Europe. Excellent teaching in the cranial field The Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy continues to deliver interactive and practical courses enabling students to carry new knowledge and skills into their own practices. Bursaries & Scholarships We are committed to supporting osteopaths entering the profession through our New Graduate Bursary scheme worth £250 off Module 2 course fees. We also offer scholarships to enthusiastic, dedicated osteopaths at any stage of their career.

SCCO Courses – COVID-19 Statement

Covid continues to impact on SCCO courses, with differing rules and restriction in place in different countries. Within the UK, the relaxation of regulations will mean some return to normality with increased student numbers on courses, however we will continue with PPE in practical sessions, and ask students to complete a Covid test, agree to daily temperature checks and observe any remaining restrictions required by the relevant venue. Students will receive full details by email prior to the course.  The regulations in Spain and Germany are still a little stricter, and travel by Faculty and students between countries is still an issue. Students on overseas courses will also be kept fully informed by email as to how these courses will be run.

The health, well-being and confidence of our Faculty and Students are paramount, and we will continue to follow the recommended Government guidelines when planning course and completing risk assessments for all SCCO venues. Guidelines and protocols for our venues can be found here: Hawkwood, UK; Bernried, Germany; Proitze, Germany.

Following recent changes to the UK Covid regulations, the office team have resumed homeworking, so please contact us by email rather than phone, so that we can reply quickly to any questions you may have. 

We remain very grateful to our members, faculty and students for their understanding, patience and continued support.

We offer

We offer

Nurturing supervision and support

1 tutor to 4 students on most courses and a generous bursary and scholarship scheme for new graduates and enthusiastic, dedicated osteopaths.

Extensive osteopathic study options

With the SCCO ten-module Pathway to Fellowship, an advanced and flexible Paediatric Diploma and Certificate, and special interest short courses and conferences featuring internationally-renowned speakers.

Join the SCCO family

Join our warm, welcoming 'family' atmosphere of like-minded osteopaths at one of our next courses or by choosing one of our comprehensive Fellowship and Membership options with scope to join our highly-respected Faculty.

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What our students say

I’m so happy I did this course! So many pieces of my practice came together this weekend developing into a beautiful picture and state of awareness and allowance. The teacher’s and tutors were amazing and held such a loving and supporting space for us students to dig deeper into the RTM, bringing so much knowledge to the theory presented. Thank you!

Elin Fahlgren

In Reciprocal Tension [M5] student
“ ...the learning environment is really supportive. The tutors are fabulous; they take the time to gauge what each student needs and provide plenty of guidance and tips for personal development. ”

Maria Robinson

Recent Graduate
“ I warmly recommend SCCO courses to those who would like to explore osteopathy and treatment methods more deeply. The practicals in small groups (four students to one tutor), the well prepared lectures, as well as the wonderful locations, really make the courses worthwhile. ”

Thekla Rarrek

International Student
Thekla Rarrek
“ The diploma is hard work and you need to be committed and organised, but I have found it to be more than worth the effort. My practice has been changed by the experience. I am definitely a better osteopath now. ”

Caroline Harmsworth

Paediatric Diploma graduate
“ I could simply not imagine how I could work without the approach that I have learned at the SCCO. It has permeated every aspect of my treatment and fundamentally changed my osteopathic approach. Last but not least, my results with patients have never been better. ”

Philipp Gehrke

SCCO Pathway student



What our students think: Academic year 2020-2021

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