This is not a modular training. You will need to attend the full course from start to finish. The requirement is 80% in person attendance, so if you miss all or part of a seminar it is possible to make this up with a private tutorial (this will entail additional expense) .
There are homestudy requirements following each seminar. Consisting of reading , drawing and practice sessions. Students are required to practice an average of 2 sessions per week. This will enable them to fulfil the graduation criteria of 150 practice sessions. Students are required to keep a record of these sessions which they will need to present at various stages during the course.
Homestudy is marked before the start of the next seminar so we can keep a track of how you are doing and see how we can best assist you. All homestudy must be completed in order to graduate
In the second year of training you will be set a case history project. This will be marked as part of your homestudy so we can see how best to support your growth through this project. You will need to write up each session and keep a personal reflective diary
Students need to pass both practical and written exams. The cost of these are included in the course fees. (except for retakes).
Practical - Students will work with members of the tutor team for their practical assessment, and this will take place in class time towards the end of the 2nd year. Students will receive details of what skills are being assessed beforehand and will receive written feedback afterwards.
Written - This will be a take home open book written exam. Students are permitted to refer to notes and books during the exam. There will be a submission date set and no extensions will be available.
It will be marked by the student's current tutor and then sent to one of the directors for moderation to ensure fair and equal marking within the whole group. A late submission is an instant fail and will not be marked. Students are required to reach a minimum of 60% to pass.
Any student who does not reach the required standard to pass either the practical or written exam will be offered the opportunity of a retake. This may occur after the course has completed and may incur an extra charge
The written examination is an open book take home paper. The pass mark is 60% - the exam is marked by the tutors and moderated by one of the Directors.
We ask students to arrange to have a minimum of ten private sessions with a qualified biodynamic craniosacral therapist during their two-year training (at least 5 in the first year and 5 in the second). Students are required to keep a record of these sessions which they will need to present at various stages during the course.
In order to maintain clear boundaries, students cannot receive private sessions from any of the tutors on the current training.
This training is an intense learning process that may include personal challenges and changes in life attitudes. Additional therapeutic backup may also be recommended if the tutors team feel it necessary.
Graduation is also contingent upon the student’s personal maturity and readiness to practice. Readiness to practice includes demonstrating sufficient personal stability, reliability and integrity required for safe clinical practice.
You will need to have completed the Anatomy and Physiology requirement - at least 80 hours of class time covering all main systems of the body. Although this is a pre-requisite for the course, students may take an A & P course concurrently with year 1 of the practitioner training. Completion certificates need to be seen in order to graduate.