SCCO Student Support

Student Support

Penny Price 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. Penny can be contacted via email.

We are working with the GOsC to ensure that our mentoring system dovetails with future and developing GOsC requirements. After successful completion of Module 2, students are assigned a mentor to offer practical advice on clinical problems, developing osteopathic thinking and hands on experiences. For more information on this please contact Penny.

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.

Clinical observations

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. 

How do I contact a tutorial group or mentor?

Initial the contact is through our Tutorial group coordinator Penny Price via email

Do I get the chance for hands on practical help?

Yes, all tutorial groups will have a practical element providing you with a safe environment to develop your palpation skills with support and feedback from the tutor and your fellow colleagues.

Will I get help with clinical cases?

Yes, the group will all contribute their knowledge and experience alongside the tutor to support you.

Does this count towards CPD hours?

Yes, we offer CPD certificates for attendance and learning with others.

Feedback from the tutorial groups will inform us of what future courses you would like us to run in the future and a regular review will appear in the newsletter.

Next steps

Please contact Penny Price at who will put you in touch with a tutor as convenient to you as possible. Your regional tutor group will then be your personal point of contact for support and learning with others. You will belong to a local network of colleagues who are passionate about this work.