Looking after you
In addition to the informal support that is an integral part of the SCCO family experience for students and faculty alike, we also offer mentoring in the following ways.
- Pathway: Students signed up to the SCCO Pathway are assigned a mentor on each course they choose to write an assignment for, to support them in making the learning process as fruitful and nourishing as possible.
- Paediatric Osteopathy Diploma: Students following the Paediatric diploma are assigned a mentor to help them with questions, concerns and particularly with guidance in preparing assignments.
- The Institute of Osteopathy (iO). The SCCO recently reviewed mentoring as part of an ongoing project to provide the best education and support for all students. We found the iO mentoring scheme already offered the structure and organisation we would hope to provide, so encourage students to use this resource. The iO’s 40-minute video Introduction to Mentoring is available by clicking here. The video is supported by the Osteopathic Mentoring Toolkit which is available by clicking this link and an online application which connects mentors and mentees. Many SCCO faculty are already signed up with the iO scheme to offer themselves as mentors.
Michael Harris is an experienced faculty member who is available to answer questions and provide advice to osteopaths interested in beginning the Pathway with the Foundation Course. For further information, please contact Michael via our administrator clearly marking your email for forwarding to Michael Harris.
Regional tutorial groups
As a student of the SCCO, you can access local tutorial groups, meet other osteopaths and get guidance from experienced tutors who are passionate about this work.
Tutorial groups are tailored to that group’s personal needs. This may include practical advice on clinical problems, developing osteopathic thinking and hands on experiences. Tutorial groups have access to all SCCO resources and will help us develop the voice of osteopathy in the cranial field through our members.
A personal approach for clinical observations is offered in the form of mentoring with clinical visits or 1:1 discussions with an SCCO faculty member at their own practice.
Scholarships & Bursaries
A limited number of scholarships are awarded annually for those wishing to attend Module 2: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field which are available on application and subject to approval from the scholarship panel. These awards can cover up to 50% of the non-residential course fee.
We offer scholarships in the UK, Germany and Spain for all Module 2 courses.
Should you wish to apply for a scholarship please contact Serena for UK applicants, Marianne for German applicants and Corina for Spanish applicants for an application form and the relevant deadlines (May for the UK and Spain, and September for Germany).
We are looking for students with enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to developing their skills in the cranial approach to Osteopathy. It is not necessary to have previous experience, but applicants will need to demonstrate that they have some knowledge and understanding of the approach in order to explain why they are keen to pursue studies in this area.
A limited number of new graduate bursaries, worth £250 off course fees, are available for any newly qualified osteopath wishing to attend Module 2: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field in either the UK, Germany or Spain. These discounts will be applied on a first-come-first-served basis and are valid for courses starting within five years of graduation or within one year of completing Module 1.
Please email the office or call +44 (0)1453 767607 for details on all scholarships and bursaries.
Support for onward training
SCCO Pathway to Fellowship
To assist with students’ onward osteopathic training we also provide a voucher to all students of Module 2: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field worth £150 towards any other Pathway Module of three or more days’ duration valid for two years after the Module 2 taken.
Paediatric Osteopathy Diploma
Students completing Module 9: The First Year of Life will be provided with a voucher worth £150 which can be used to pay for the Diploma Access Course or used towards any Paediatric weekend workshop fees. This is also valid for two years after the Module 9 taken.
Both these vouchers do not need to be applied for as they will be supplied with the relevant course materials.
The SCCO offers training to osteopaths experienced in OCF to help them develop their teaching skills. Applicants are usually selected from the Fellows of the SCCO or equivalent in experience. We offer an osteopathic education course of 6 day units, with assignments to run alongside teaching experience on our Module 2 Introduction to OCF courses. Facilitating students learning in a hands on palpatory environment requires special skills which we help future tutors develop along with their lecturing and workshop skills.
For further information, please contact Barbara Moulang via our administrator clearly marking your email to be forwarded to Barbara.
Faculty development weekends are run annually which enable our faculty who live across the UK Ireland, America and Germany to get together and share ideas about how we teach new courses or, share information and research.
Our forthcoming faculty courses will develop skills further for teaching BLT, developing the role of the course director and studies with Rachael Brooks our American Colleague.
For detailed information contact the office on 01453 767607 or email us
Faculty Peer Support
The SCCO Faculty Mentoring Group is a body of volunteers who provide SCCO Faculty with confidential teaching and mentoring support. It is a route whereby Faculty, both new to teaching or with many years’ experience , can raise questions or suggestions, seek advice or discuss issues.
Current group members are:
- Rowan Douglas-Mort
- Michael Harris
Should you wish to speak with a member of the group, please email email@example.com stating only who you would like to speak with and how you wish to be contacted – email, phone etc.. Your request will be passed to the relevant group member who will make contact as requested.
Please note the Faculty Mentoring Group are unable to provide any form of counselling or dealt with grievances or complaints. These should be raised in line with the SCCO grievance policy.