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 Pathway to Fellowship

The SCCO Pathway to Fellowship deepens your osteopathic learning and supports your journey to becoming a more highly trained practitioner of osteopathy within the cranial field.

SCCO Paediatric Diploma & Certificate

A modular programme of courses for those wishing to specialise in the popular area of Paediatric Osteopathy. This Pathway is extremely flexible and can be taken in any way that suits you.

Specialist Short Courses

Each year we offer a wide variety of specialist short courses and conferences. These are always carefully planned to accommodate the full range of interests and every level of experience.

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.

SERVICES For Patients

Find an Osteopath

Our comprehensive database of SCCO Fellows and Members, contains osteopaths you can trust to provide the highest quality of care and to help you make the right treatment choices.

The Dove Children’s Clinic

Based in Dorchester, the Dove Children’s Clinic offers affordable osteopathic treatment in child-friendly surroundings to families with children from birth up to 18.

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Forthcoming courses with the SCCO

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What you can expect from the SCCO



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 (year to date: 2023-24)