LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE! We'll not only match any other Dry Needling Course price but we'll beat it by 10%. That's our Price Guarantee Promise (see T&Cs).

Frequently Asked Questions

Lowest Price Guarantee (1)

Price Guarantee

CPD Health Courses Price Guarantee Promise.

We’ll not only match, but we’ll beat any other competitor’s Dry Needling Course price by 10%.

What does this mean?

Our Price Guarantee Promise means that if you find the same Dry Needling Course advertised for a lower price, we’ll match that price and then discount it by a further 10%

The offer is available on a like for like basis. This means that for you to receive the Price Guarantee Discount, the lower competitor course price can only be compared to the price of a similar CPD Health Courses product with respect to duration and scope.

Eligible price comparisons include a CPD Health Courses Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Introductory Course with a competitor’s Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course of the equivalent teaching hours (34-hrs).

All comparable course prices must be VAT inclusive.

Only Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Courses that are available in the UK are eligible for comparison.

CPD Health Courses reserves the right to decide on whether a Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course qualifies for the Price Guarantee Promise. All decisions are final.

CPD Health Courses reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

How can I redeem my 10% Discount?

If you find a competitor’s advertised Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course price that’s lower than the CPD Health Courses price for the same course, all you need to do is to send us the URL of the page where the competitor course is advertised, including the course price and course details.

Click Here to apply for the Price Guarantee Promise.

We’ll get back to you within 1-2 business days. It’s as simple as that :))

COVID 19 Course Price Reduction. Start for only £1 (5)

Limited time only! Start for only £1.

With more time on your hands at present, this is the perfect time to join start your Dry Needling training.

We totally understand the financial difficulties practitioners may be going through at present, so for a limited time only you can Enrol for just £1 (and pay the balance 14 days before your practical course).

AND if you choose a payment plan, there's no admin fee :))

This offer will end on June 30th so please check it out HERE.

After enrollment, you'll receive all the online theory modules PLUS practical technique videos so you can practice the grips before attending the practical course.

So you'll feel totally prepared when you join the practical course.

We hope to meet you at the practical course.

Transfer. How do I transfer to another practical course or go On Hold due to COVID-19?

Transferring to a practical course at later date.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on travel and congregation of groups, we've made it really easy for you to transfer your enrollment to another practical course at a later date or put your enrollment On Hold (indefinitely) without a charge.

How to Transfer or go On Hold.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Please ignore any information about Transfer fee's as you will not be charged

Choose the practical course you'd like to attend and click the TRANSFER link on that page.

Scroll down the page to put your enrollment On Hold. 

You'll receive an email with details about your transfer and access to your online theory program will be extended.

If you're on a Payment Plan, your installments can be extended (please Contact Us).

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

We look forward to meeting you later in the year :))

Transferring to a practical course at later date

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on travel and congregation of groups, we've made it really easy for you to transfer your enrollment to another practical course at a later date or to put your enrollment On Hold (indefinitely) without a charge.

How to Transfer or go On Hold: Self transfer

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Please ignore any information about Transfer fee's as you will NOT be charged.

Choose the practical course you'd like to attend and click the TRANSFER link on that page.

Scroll down the page to put your enrollment On Hold. 

You'll receive an email with details about your transfer and access to your online theory program will be extended.

If you're on a Payment Plan, your installments can be extended (please Contact Us).

Alternatively, please Contact Us.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

We look forward to meeting you at the practical course.

Which practical course should I join?

Practical courses are still scheduled to run from June onwards, at this point in time. You're welcome to Enrol.

If we're unable to run your practical course, you can transfer to another practical course at a later date, free of charge.

Any course payments will be automatically carried over to the course that you attend.

We will keep all practitioners enrolled in a course, updated.

We look forward to meeting you at the practical course.

Will my practical course run?

We anticipate commencing practical courses on June 27/28 (London) at this point in time.

If we're unable to run your practical course, you can transfer to another practical course at a later date, free of charge.

Please click this link:

Alternatively, please Contact Us.

Any course payments will be automatically carried over to the course that you attend.

We will keep you updated if anything changes.

Accomodation (2)

Do you organise accommodation?

Unfortunately we can't advise on accomodation as everyone's price point is different.

Please Google: Accomodation near [the course location] which will give you a choice of different accomodation.

Holiday Inn. If the course is held at the Holiday Inn, can I receive a room discount?

Please contact the Holiday Inn directly on +44 871 942 9054.

Accreditation (2)

Accreditation

The CPD Health Courses Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is fully accredited by STO & FHT & STA (Level 4).

Before enrolling in a course, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer that they'll be eligible to gain a DN therapy endorsement to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course.

You can call Balens on 01684 581876 or send an email to: info@balens.co.uk

You can call BGi on 01367 246157 or send an email to Jade Brooks: jade.brooks@bgi.uk.com

Please click this link for the Application form for BGi Insurance.

To Enrol please click HERE.

I'm a Physio. Does this course need to be AACP accredited to become qualified in Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling?

No. You can join the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course and become qualified to use DN Therapy after successful course completion even though it may not be recognised/ accredited by your association.

We've trained many Physio's in Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling who've become fully qualified to use these skills after successful course completion.

After successful course completion, you'll receive your Certificate of Completion that you send to your Insurer to gain an endorsement on your policy.

Acupuncture Needles (4)

Does the cost of the course include the needles / equipment?

Yes! You don't need to bring anything to the practical course as all equipment is provided. Occasionally we ask practitioners to bring a massage table / pillow if they have one.

Does the cost of the course include the needles?

Yes. You don't need to bring anything to the practical course as all equipment is provided. Occaisionally we ask practitioners to bring a massage table / pillow if they have one.

Scarboroughs Discount Code

Scarboroughs Discount Code: CPDHCDISC

Please use this code if you wish to buy needles from Scarboroughs (UK).

The code is available all year round and you can use it as many times as you wish.

What needles should I buy & from which company?

At the practical course we'll let you know what / how many boxes of needles to order after course completion.

You'll also receive a free starter pack which includes a needle pack, kidney dish, sharps bin. 

After completing the practical course we recommend purchasing the following needles from Scarboroughs Acupuncture Supplies

The Scarborough Brand is equivalent to Hwato.

Scarboroughs (= Hwato) 80% of your order (0.25 x 30/40mm)

Scarboroughs (= Hwato) 10% of your order (0.22 x 30mm)

Seirin 10% of your order (0.25 x 40/50mm)

Scarborough Discount Code: CPDHCDISC

Please use this code if you wish to buy needles from Scarboroughs (UK).

The code is available all year round and you can use it as many times as you wish.

Association (1)

I’m waiting for my registration with the Board / my Association. Can I still use Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling on my patients before it comes through?

Please contact your Professional Board and Accociation for clarification.

All practitioners need to ensure they have PI Insurance with a Dry Needling Therapy endorsment before using Dry Needling on patients/ clients.

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Certificate of Completion (1)

What qualification will I get after course completion?

After successful course completion, you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion.

Your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 24-48 hrs of practical course completion.

You can then send your Certificate to your insurance company to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency and your Assocaition for CPD.

Certificates of Completion can also be found by logging in and clicking ‘My Certificates’ 24-48 hrs after course completion.

Consent Form (1)

Do you provide examples of informed consent forms for patients / clients?

YES. A sample Consent Form is available on Page 25 of the Practical Reference Manual which is available on the 'My Courses' page (after enrolment).

If you have already completed your practical course, access to the 'My Courses' page has been extended for 1 week.

Please log in to download the Introductory Practical Reference Manual. Please Contact Us.

Contact Us (1)

I have some questions - Can I call you?

Please send an email request through the Contact Us page and

If you'd like more information please use any of the following channels. We'll get back to you with in 24-48-hrs or sooner.

Course Address (1)

I can't find the course address.

Practical Course Locations:

Practical = Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-5pm

LONDON:

University College of Osteopathy (UCO): 275 Borough High St, London SE1 1JE MAP

MAIDSTONE:

Southcote Chiropractic Clinic: 3 Sittingbourne Rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5ES MAP

European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Boxley House, The Street, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3DZ. MAP

Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks: London Road, Wrotham Heath, TN15 7RS MAP

Travel Details from London Victoria to Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks:

By Train: From London Victoria to Borough Green & Wrotham Station. Click HERE for details.

By Car: From Borough Green & Wrotham Station (Kent) to Holiday Inn by car / taxi (2.5 miles= 7 minutes). Click HERE for details of the route.

 

Course Description (1)

Description

The Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is made up of 16-hrs online theory plus 18-hr practical training: Total 34-hrs training.

The minimum qualification to join the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist.

Practical course times: Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-5pm (18-hrs).

This course is for practitioners who have no previous experience with Dry Needling Therapy.

Practitioners who have completed a Dry Needling course with another course provider are welcome to join us.

Please click here to Enrol.

Please click this link for all current Practical Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Please Click Here to watch our Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling practical course explainer video and Click here to listen to what other practitioners are saying about our courses.

Online Theory Program:

Complete all your theory online in the comfort of your own home, before joining the practical course at your chosen location.

You'll be joining a Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course that meets the HIGHEST safety standard.

You'll learn how to SAFELY & confidently use Trigger Point Dry Needling which will change the way you treat your patients.

The course includes all the Introductory & Advanced Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling techniques.

On successful course completion, you'll receive your Certificate of Completion and you'll be qualified to use Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling the very next day.

Practical Course Outline:

Dr Wayne Mahmoud is the Director of CPD Health Courses. He has over 30 years of clinical & teaching experience and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture.

Please click here to see all the Muscles Covered on our Dry Needling course.

Having completed the online theory modules, you’ll learn how to treat the following conditions safely & effectively:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Wrist/Hand Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain & Headaches
  • Shoulder Tension

What this course includes:

  1. The 16-hr online theory program
  2. The 18-hr practical course - which is ALL hands on practical
  3. Practical course handouts
  4. Free Dry Needling Video Training App
  5. Free dry needing starter pack
  6. Scarborough discount voucher
  7. Certificate of Completion
  8. Delicious lunch, morning & afternoon tea
  9. Plus the convenience of paying for your course with installments.

Course Information (2)

Locations, Dates & Prices

Please click HERE for all current practical course Locations, Dates, Prices and to ENROL.

Venues & Addresses

Practical Course Locations:

Practical = Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-5pm

LONDON:

University College of Osteopathy (UCO): 275 Borough High St, London SE1 1JE MAP

MAIDSTONE:

Southcote Chiropractic Clinic: 3 Sittingbourne Rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5ES MAP

European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Boxley House, The Street, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3DZ. MAP

Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks: London Road, Wrotham Heath, TN15 7RS MAP

Travel Details from London Victoria to Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks:

By Train: From London Victoria to Borough Green & Wrotham Station. Click HERE for details.

By Car: From Borough Green & Wrotham Station (Kent) to Holiday Inn by car / taxi (2.5 miles= 7 minutes). Click HERE for details of the route.

Course Price (2)

Can you please tell me the price of this course.

The course price is £275. If you opt for a payment plan there's a £30 admin fee.

You can make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments.

Please click HERE for course price & Enrollment.

How much is the course & what's included?

How much is this course?

The cost of the 34-hr Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is £275. It includes all of the following:

  1. Your 16-hr online theory program
  2. The 2-day practical course - which is ALL hands on practical
  3. All the Introductory & Advanced Dry Needling techniques
  4. Practical course notes
  5. Reference Manual - 330 page colour illustrated manual
  6. Free Dry Needling Video Training App
  7. Free dry needing starter pack including needles, kidney dish and sharps bin.
  8. Certificate of Completion
  9. Delicious lunch, morning & afternoon tea
  10. Convenience of paying with installments.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices. Please click HERE to Enrol.

CPD Allocation (2)

CPD Allocation

This course is a total of 34-hours of Dry Needling training.

After successful course completion, practitioners receive a Certificate of Completion stating completion of 34-hrs of Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling training.

Every Professional Association awards different CPD points or hours.

Please contact your Association to confirm the CPD points/ hours allocation.

CPD Points Allocation

Please contact your Professional Association if you need more information about CPD points, as every Professional Association awards different CPD points or hours. 

Discounts (5)

Do you offer Group Discounts?

Yes - We offer Group Discounts for 2 or more practitioners enrolling in the same Dry Needling course.

Yes! Please Contact Us and let us know how many practitioners are in your group, your professions & where and when you'd like to join the practical course.

We'll send you details about the discounts we offer.

Do you offer New Grad discounts?

YES! You're welcome to join us if you're in your first 12 months of practice after graduating.

Yes!  You'll receive the New Grad discount. Your course price will be automatically discounted when you choose your profession as New Grad.

You can also pay with installments.

When you Enrol you'll be asked 'What's your Profession?' Please scroll down and choose New Grad.

Do you offer New Grads Group Discounts?

Yes! We offer New Grad Group Discounts.

You'll receive the New Grad discount code if you're in your first 12 months of practice after graduating. Please Contact Us.

Let us know how many practitioners are in your group, your professions & where and when you'd like to join the practical course. 

We'll send you details about the discounts we offer.

Please click this link for all current Practical Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Group discount

Thanks for enrolling in the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course.

We have refunded your group discount via Stripe.

The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment and appear on your statement within 5-10 days.

If you are paying with installments, the discount has been taken off your final installment.

You can check this by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

What if I forget to add the discount code on the checkout page?

Just start the enrolment process again.

Downloads (2)

I can’t download the Practical course notes/ Reference manual/ Research Articles/ Theory manual?

There may be a local problem related to downloading the practical course handout as I just checked on my Mac laptop and had no problem downloading it.

Please ensure you have installed the most recent version of Adobe Reader or try downloading the files from another computer.

We bring spare copies of the practical course notes to the practical course. Please let us know if you'd like us to bring a copy for you.

 I'm trying to access the practical course downloads and muscles grid, but I can't see them.

There are 2 different log ins - one is for the extra videos on the Video Training Site [http://videotraining.cpdhealthcourses.com/login]

and the other is for the Online Theory program on the CPD Health Courses website [https://www.cpdhealthcourses.co.uk/login/].

The practical course downloads and muscles grid information are available on the 'My Courses' page of the CPD Health Courses website by clicking this Log In link. 

Enrolment (21)

Are there any places left on this course?

Please click this link to view course availability: Enrol now

Can I complete this course?

Please refer to Pre-requisites.

Do I complete the Online Theory modules before booking into a practical course?

No. Please choose & enrol in the practical course first. Choose a course that gives you enough time to complete the online theory program before joining the practical course.

You'll gain access to all the online modules after paying for the course.

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Do I need to do attend a series of courses or can I get qualified in one weekend?

No. Practitioner can qualify to use DN Therapy by attending a practical course over 1 weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm).

The online theory is completed at home before joining the practical course.

Do you have any courses sooner than those shown on your website?

Unfortunately not at this stage.

Some courses are dependant on enquiries / demand and can only be scheduled once we have 10 or more enquiries.

If we have more interest to run a practical course earlier than that advertised on the website, we will let you know.

Do you offer courses for outside the UK?

Yes. We also run DN practical courses in Australia.

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices in Australia. Please click HERE to Enrol. 

How do I Enrol?

How do I Enrol in a Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course?

To enrol on a course, Click the ENROL button. 

  • Next, choose your Profession & click Confirm Profession.
  • Choose you practical course and click Enrol Now.
  • Tick the required tickboxes on the checkout page and choose a payment plan option if you wish.
  • Click Checkout. Add your name & email address and then make your payment.
  • After payment you'll be directed to a profile page where you can create a Username & Password.
  • After clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the page, you'll be directed to your theory modules.
  • Discounts will be automatically applied if applicable. You can pay with your credit card via Stripe. 

How do I register my details for a practical course?

Please click Enrol - The pre-registration courses will be dispalyed. Click the Pre-register button and then add your details.

You'll receive a confirmation email.

We'll let you know when the course is ready for enrolment (dependant on number of registrations).

Here are the current Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

How do I update my details on the registration page?

Please Log in with your username & password and click 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

You can update all your details here including your Password.

How much does the Medical Acupuncture & DN course cost?

The cost of the 30-hr Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is £275. Please click HERE to enrol.

How much time do I need to complete the theory program?

We advise practitioners to enrol at least 1 week before the practical course to complete the 16-hr online theory modules beforehand.

The process of enrolling is:

  • Click HERE to Enrol. Choose your course location & date that you'd like to attend and click Enrol Now.
  • Add your Profession.
  • Choose the apyment plan option if you wish.
  • Pay in full or with a Payment Plan (admin fee).
  • After payment you'll receive your Welcome email with details about how to start your theory.
  • Complete all theory modules before joinng the practical course.

I added the wrong email address when I enrolled

Practitioners' email adresses are used for all CPD HC digital communication aswell as a Username when logging into the CPD HC website to access their online theory modules.

To upadate/ change your email address, please log in with the wrong email address (and your password).

Then click 'My Profile' under 'My Acccount'. Please add your new email address in the Username/ email address field (click HERE).

You can update any other information on your profile page if you wish. Then click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page. You'll be directed to your theory modules.

You'll receive all CPD HC digital communication via this updated email addresss. You can also log in using this email addresss as your Username.

I didn't complete my Profile Page

Please Log in with your username (your email address) & password (your first name all lower case). Then click 'My Profile' under 'My Account' to update your details on the Profile Page.

I didn't create a Password when I enrolled on this course.

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

I'm a L4 Sports Massage Therapist. Is this course right for me?

As a Level 4 qualified practitioner, you're very welcome to join us (unfortunately Level 3 practitiners are unable to join us).

This course consists of a 16-hr online theory program plus 18-hr practical course and includes DN Introductory & Advanced techniques (Total 34-hrs training).

The practical course runs on a Saturday: 9-5pm and Sunday: 9am-5pm. 

We provide practitioners with the necessary information needed to successfully complete the practical course.

All the theoretical background to Myofascial Trigger Point mechanisms, locations and referral patterns are reviewed during the online theory program & practical course.

Muscle Safety Grid:

The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on the Muscle Safety Grid, which we provide as part of the online learning. 

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle. These are covered again at the practical course.

You'll also receive specially prepared training videos which highlight the muscle surface anatomy & caution points. This prepares practitioners before they join the practical course.

An Optional Extra after you've enrolled in the course: 

Practitioners are welcome to take a look at the Dry Needling Video Training Site (VTS) which is an optional extra.

Here's more information - Video Training Site (VTS) - Information

The VTS contains videos of all the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more. You can take a look / 2 week trial for just 50p. Click Here.

We’re here to help you achieve your goal of successfully completing your Dry Needling training, so please don't hesitate to Contact Us should you require any assistance with your theory training.

I'm a Massage Therapist who qualified many years ago. Can I join this course?

The minimum qualification to join the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course is a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist, but if you qualified before formal education standards were required, you may still be eligable to join us.  

Please Contact Us and let us know your qualifications.

This course requires a pre-requisite level of understanding with regards to clinical & surface anatomy.

This program consists of 16-hrs of online theory plus 18-hr practical course: Total 34-hrs DN training.

The online theory needs to be completed before joining the practical course. The practical course runs on a Saturday: 9-5pm and Sunday: 9am-5pm. 

We recommend practitioners enrol at least 1 week before practical course commencement in order to complete the online theory modules before joining the practical course.

All practitioners also need to check with their professional indemnity insurer that they'll be eligible to gain a DN therapy endorsement on their insurance policy to use DN Therapy after successful completion of the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course (see details about insurance below).

How is the 16-hr Online Theory Program presented?

Online Theory Program: 16-hours (12 modules). There are MCQ's after each module.

There's a 100% passmark for each module MCQ's. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Online theory modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques
  • Module 7: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 8: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 9: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 10: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 11: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 12: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast activity & Research Analysis

Please click HERE for the list of muscles you'll learn to needle on the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course.

PI Insurance:

Before enrolling in a course, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer that they'll be eligible to gain a DN therapy endorsement to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course.

CPD Health Courses have an insurance agreement with BGi Insurance and Balens Insurance to cover practitioners for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling as well as your current skill set.

You may need to take out a separate policy for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling.

You can call Balens on 01684 581876 or send an email to: info@balens.co.uk

You can call BGi on 01367 246157 or send an email to Jade Brooks: jade.brooks@bgi.uk.com

Please click this link for the Application form for BGi Insurance.

I'm an Australian RMT with a CERT IV qualification. Can I join the UK course?

You're very welcome to join the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course and become qualified to use Dry Needling in the UK.

Please click HERE for Insurance information. To enrol on a course, please click HERE. When enrolling, please choose Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist.

Please note that after successfully completing this course you won't be qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy in Australia as RMT's need to complete 80-hrs of Dry Needling training in order to use Dry Needling Therapy.

The minimum qualification to join the course in Australia is Diploma of Remedial Massage.

I’m a Podiatrist but it’s not on the list of professions. Can I join the DN course?

The CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course for Podiatrists will be available in January 2021.

It will be a 25-hr course including a 16-hr online theory program followed by a 9-hr practical course (1-day) in either London, Maidstone or Leeds.

If you have already contacted us, we have put your name down on the Registered Interest list.

We will contact you as soon as this course is ready for enrolment.

If you'd like to join this course but haven't contacted us yet, please click HERE and let us know where you'd like to attend the practical course.

What will I receive after enrollment?

What this course includes:

  1. Your online theory program
  2. The practical course - which is ALL hands on practical
  3. Practical course notes
  4. Reference Manual - 330 page colour illustrated manual
  5. Free Dry Needling Video Training App
  6. Free dry needing starter pack
  7. Certificate of Completion
  8. Delicious lunch, morning & afternoon tea
  9. Convenience of paying with installments.

Please click HERE to view course availability and Enrol.

What's the latest time I can enrol in the course?

We advise practitioners to enrol at least 1 week before practical course commencement in order to complete the online theory modules before joining the practical course.

Will I receive a Certificate after successfully completing this course?

Yes! On successful course completion, you'll receive your Certificate of Completion the next day and you'll be qualified to use Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling on Monday.  

Please click HERE to Enrol and see the current course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Insurance (10)

Can I enrol in the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course without having an association membership, registration or PI insurance?

Unfortunately not. You'll also need to get PI Insurance in order to use Dry Needling Therapy after successful course completion.

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Can I use dry needling when I treat a client / patient in their home?

Please contact your PI Insurer to check that you'll be covered to use Dry Needling when treating a client / patient in their home.

Do I need insurance cover to use Dry Needling in my clinic?

Yes. After successful course completion, practitioner receive a Certificate of Completion which can be sent to your Insurance company & Association.

We advise all practitioners to contact their professional indemnity insurer with regards to gaining a DN Therapy endorsement before joining the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Do I need PI Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy before I join the DN course?

Yes. All practitioners need to hold PI Insurance before joining the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course. 

Do I need specific Dry Needling insurance to treat patients after completing the DN course?

YES. Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Does this course meet the insurance requirements to perform Dry Needling Therapist once I've successfully completed the course?

Yes.

How do I get a DN Therapy endorsement on my PI Insurance policy?

After successful course completion, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion that you send to your PI Insurer who will add a DN Therapy endorsement to your Certificate of Currency.

I'm a Sports Massage Therapist / Sports Therapist - Can I get PI insurance for Medical Acupuncture/ Dry Needling?

CPD Health Courses have an insurance agreement with BGi Insurance and Balens Insurance that can cover you for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling as well as your current skill set.

You may need to take out a separate policy for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling.

You can call Balens on 01684 581876 or send an email to: info@balens.co.uk

You can call BGi on 01367 246157 or send an email to Jade Brooks: 

jade.brooks@bgi.uk.com

Please click this link for the Application form for BGi Insurance.

PI Insurance for Dry Needling Therapy after completing the course

Before enrolling in any of our courses, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer that they'll be eligible to gain a DN therapy endorsement to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Yes. After successful course completion, practitioner receive a Certificate of Completion which can be sent to your insurance company for a Dry Needling endorsement to be added to your Insurance policy.

We advise all practitioners to contact their professional indemnity insurer with regards to gaining a DN Therapy endorsement after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

International (4)

I am an overseas therapist. Can I join the course?

Yes. You're welcome to join us.

If you intend to work in the UK using DN Therapy, you'll need to ensure you have PI Insurance to use Dry Needling Therapy after successful course completion. 

Please click here for more information about Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Is this course recognised overseas?

The CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is recognised & accredited in UK & Australia.

Please contact your country's association / professional body/ insurance company to see if you can qualified to use Medical Acupuncture Dry Needling Therapy in your country.

Is your course recognised worldwide?

The CPD HC Dry Needling course is recognised & accreditated in the UK & Australia.

Please contact your country's assocaition / professional body/ insurance company to see if you can are qualified to use Dry Needling Therapy in your country.

Will I be able to use Dry Needling in another country?

The CPD HC Dry Needling course is accredited in the UK & Australia.

Every country has their own rules & regulations with regards to what practitioners can do in that country.

We've had many overseas practitioners successfully complete our Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling courses and you're welcome to join us.

Before enrolling in any of our courses, we advise all practitioners to check with the professional indemnity insurer / registration board / professional association in the country they wish to work in, they'll be eligible to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course and gain PI Insurance.

All practitioners who to attend the CPD HC DN course are covered by CPD HC insurance during the practical course

Please click HERE to view course availability and Enrol.

Internet Speed (1)

Internet Speed

To be able to view all the module slides, listen to the voiceovers & watch the video content you need a moderate to fast internet speed.

Your download speed should be at least 3-5 Megabits per second usually shown as 30-50 Mbit/s. You can check your Internet speed by clicking HERE.

Invoices (3)

Can you please send me a tax invoice

Your invoice is available online. 

Please log in & click 'My Invoices & Payments' under My Account to view, download & print your tax invoice. 

CPD HC Tax invoices & Stripe receipts are emailed after confirmed purchases. Please also check your inbox at the time of course enrolment.

My Invoice doesn't have my name on it / I can't download my invoice when I click the link

If your invoice doesn't have your name on it or you can't download your invoice, this is usually because when you completed the profile page after making the course payment, you ticked the 'Billing address is my Business address' but you did not fill the business address fields.

Please log in and add these details by clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Then click 'My Payments & Invoices' where you can view & download your completed Tax Invoice / Receipt.

My Invoice doesn't have my name on it / I can't download my invoice when I click the link.

If your invoice doesn't have your name on it or you can't download your invoice, this is usually because when you completed the profile page after making the course payment, you ticked the 'Billing address is my Business address' but you did not fill the business address fields.

Please log in and add these details by clicking 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

Then click 'My Payments & Invoices' where you can view & download your completed Tax Invoice / Receipt.

Licensing (1)

Licensing

Please click HERE for information with regards to licensing.

Log in (5)

How do I change my Password?

You can change your Password by logging in with your current password. Then click 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

You can update any details including your password.

I didn't complete my Profile Page after I enrolled

Please Log in with your username (your email address) & password (your first name all lower case).

You'll be directed to your Profile page, where you can add your details and change your password.

I didn't create a Password when I enrolled on this course

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

I don't have a Username or Password - how do I log in?

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

My log in details don't work

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

MCQ'S (1)

Are there any MCQs / written tests in the online theory?

There are MCQ's after each theory module. Practitioners need to attain between 100% to move onto the next module.

You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you like.

Medical Conditions (1)

I have lymphedema. Can I join this course?

I have lymphedema - Can I join the DN practical course?

You're welcome to join us, but you'll need to bring a friend / relative as you're model to the whole practical course.

Unfortunately we're unable to provide a model for you.

Your model can be anyone other than a health practitioner. 

You'll practice all your needling techniques on your model throughout the whole 2-day practical course, so they'll need to be present for 2-days.

You can bring a different model each day.

Please click HERE to download the consent form for you & your model/s to sign. Please bring this form to the practical course. 

Please ensure you let us know at least 2 weeks before the practical course, that you're brining a model and let us know your models full name.

In some circumstances, we may also ask you to bring a portable massage table.

Muscle Safety Grid (4)

Are all the muscles included on the Safety Grid?

No. The Muscle Safety Grid only contains the muscles with caution points (17/ 31) so not all muscles in the practical course handout are included in the grid.

The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on the Muscle Safety Grid, which we provide as part of the online learning. 

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle with a caution point. These are covered again at the practical course.

How do I download the Muscle Safety Grid?

Please log in to your 'My Courses' page and watch the "How to Study for your Practical Course" video.
The video explains how to download the App and Safety Grid & provides you with the DN Intro Muscle Safety Grid Password.

You can download the Free App by clicking Here.

The Advanced Muscle Safety grid password is LTR2013.

I am unsure of the grips the muscle safety grid. What should I do?

You'll be taught all the grips at the practical course. Please complete the grid & bring it to the practical course.

Information

The Muscle Safety Grid can be found on the 'My Courses' page by logging in to your online theory program.

After logging in, please watch the "How to Study for your Practical Course" video.

The video explains how to download the Video Training App and complete Muscle Safety Grid. You can download the Free App by clicking Here.

The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program, is to concentrate on learning the Muscle Safety Grid, which we provide as part of the online learning. 

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle with a caution point. These are covered again at the practical course.

Needle List (1)

What needles should I buy after completing the course?

Scarboroughs Needle Order:

Please click HERE to order all your dry needling supplies through Scarboroughs Acupuncture Supplies.

Scarboroughs (0.25x30mm) 80%

Seirin (0.25x40/50mm) 10%

Sensei/Seirin (0.25x75mm) 5%

Scarboroughs (0.22x30mm) 5%

Plus 1 box of baby needles 0.20x30mm Seirin - for very sensitive patients

No Needle (1)

I'm needle Phobic. Can I join the course?

Yes. Please bring a model & let us know.

If you can't be needled for any reason, you're welcome to bring a friend / relative as you're model to the practical course.

Unfortunately we're unable to provide a model for you.

Your model can be anyone other than a health practitioner. 

You'll practice your needling techniques on your model throughout the whole 2-day practical course, so they'll need to be present for 2-days.

You can bring a different model each day.

Please click HERE to download the consent form for you & your model/s to sign. Please bring this form to the practical course. 

Please ensure you let us know at least 2 weeks before the practical course, that you're brining a model and let us know your models full name.

In some circumstances, we may also ask you to bring a portable massage table.

On Hold (3)

How do I put my practical course On Hold?

Please see our On Hold Terms & Conditions.

Please Note: Transfer fees do not apply during the Covid Pandemic from May 2020 - December 31st 2020.

To put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold: log in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the 'Go On-Hold' button.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer (no charge during Covid-19 period).

When you're ready to join a practical course, you can log in and click [Transfer] on the 'My Courses' page and choose the practical course you'd like to join (no extra charge).

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

How do I put my practical course On Hold?

Please see our On Hold Terms & Conditions.

Please Note: These transfer fees do not apply during the Covid Pandemic from May 2020 - December 31st 2020.

To put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold: log in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the 'Go On-Hold' button.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer.

When you're ready to join a practical course, you can log in and click [Transfer] on the 'My Courses' page and choose the practical course you'd like to join (no extra charge).

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

I enrolled in a course a while ago but couldn't complete it - How do I join the course again?

If your enrollment is On Hold, you can come off hold and join a practical course by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold fees: Terms & Conditions HERE & HERE.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Online Theory Enquiries (21)

Can I access the online theory after completing the practical.

You're welcome to have access to the online theory modules after the practical.

Just email to let me know. All the relevant information is available in the downloadable Reference Manual and on the Video Training Site (VTS).

Can I complete the Online Theory Program on my phone?

The online theory program will be available on your Phone/ iPad from January 2021. Please log in using a laptop or desktop computer until the program is ready.

Can I download the Online Theory modules to read them rather than watching them online?

Unfortunately not. This program is designed to be completed online.

The MCQ's need to be completed whilst connected to the internet so the study scores can be saved and course completion can be recorded in the system.

Can I enrol in the practical course without doing the online theory?

Unfortunately not. All practitioners need to complete the online theory program before attending the practical course.

How can I access the Patient Consent Form

I've completed my practical course and would like to download the patient consent form.

The sample patient Consent Form is available on Page 25 of the Introductory Practical Reference Manual which is available on the 'My Courses' page.

If you've already completed your practical course, access to the 'My Courses' page has been extended for an extra week.

Please log in to download the Introductory Practical Reference Manual to access the sample patient Consent Form.

How do I log in to start my online theory?

You created a Username & Password when you enrolled on the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

Please use these to log in by clicking the 'Online Theory Log In' link at the top right hand corner of the home page (see HERE).

Or you can log in by clicking this link: Log in

Once you’ve logged, you'll either see your Profile page (which you can fill in) or the 'My Courses' page. Click Start or Resume.

Then click 'GO' under the orange circle and a new window will open, which is the start of online theory program.

You can update/ change any of your details including your username & password by clicking 'My Profile', under 'My Account'.

How do I start my Online Theory Program?

After payment you'll receive a CPD HC Welcome email with details of how to log onto your theory progam.

You can log in to the CPD HC website with the username & password you created when you signed up for the course. Once you’ve logged in you'll be directed to your theory modules after completing your Profile page. 

Please Contact Us if you do not have a Username or Password or you can click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE.

How do I start my Online Theory Program?

After payment you'll receive a CPD HC Welcome email with details of how to log onto your theory progam.

You can log in to the CPD HC website with the username & password you created when you signed up for the course.

Once you’ve logged in you'll be directed to your theory modules after completing your Profile page. 

Or please click My Courses under My Account. Then click Start or Resume and you'll see a 'Go' button. Click this button to start your modules.

Please Contact Us if you do not have a Username or Password or you can click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. 

How long will it take to complete the 18-Hr online theory program?

The sooner you enrol, the more time you'll have to complete the modules before practical course commencement.

The 34-hr Medical Acuncture & DN course is made up of an 18-hr Online Theory Program followed by a 16-hr face to face practical course.

That means if you have time to study for 2-hrs per week, you'll complete the theory program in about 9 weeks.

This means when you enrol, you should pick a practical course that commences in a minimum of 9-weeks time. 

If you study for 4-hrs per week, you'll complete the program in about 5 weeks so pick a practical course that's at least 5 weeks from the day you enrol.

When enrolling, please choose a practical course that will give you enough time to complete all the modules before attending the practical.

If you have full time work, a busy family life or you take a little longer to learn, then please choose a practical course that will give you more time to complete the modules.

How long will it take to complete the online theory?

The online theory takes approximately 16-hrs to complete. We recommend practitioners enrol no less than 1 week proior to practical course commencement.

I can't find Module 7 and I keep get taken back to modules 1-6? What can I do?

Apologies for the confusion - there is no 'Module 7'.

The Advanced modules (Modules 1-6) start after completing the Introductory modules (Modules 1-6).

Please continue working through the Advanced theory modules to complete the Intro & Advanced online theory program.

The first 6-8 slides are the same as the Introductory theory slides, but after that the program continues with the DN Advanced theory.

I can't log in. It says my username can’t be found. How can I resolve this?

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Please try logging in again. Click HERE to log in.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page.

I can't see any information about how to needle the gluteal muscles?

There are no videos about needling the gluteal area in the forum videos because the gluteal muscles are not muscles that are part of the "Important Muscle List"

We have only included Surface Anatomy/Caution point videos about muscles that have an important caution point in the videos you have access to.

You can, however, see the gluteal muscles listed as part of the Practical Course Handout on page 13. You'll be taught how to needle the gluteal muscles at the practical course.

I haven't enrolled yet. How does the online theory work?

This 34-hr Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course consists of 16-hrs of online theory plus an 18-hrs practical course. 

Please  click this link for the full Course Description.

How does the Online Theory work?

Straight after enrolling in the course, you'll create a username & password on the profile page, which you can use to log in to the CPD HC website.

You'll gain instant access to all the theory modules, which you can work through at your own pace, stopping & starting as much as you like.

This program also includes Practical Technique Videos so you can practice the muscle grips before joining the practical course.

How is the Online Theory Program presented?

The 16-hr Online Theory Program is presented as a combination of read & watch slides, demonstration video's plus listen & watch slides. 

There are 12 theory modules with MCQ's at the end of each module. The MCQ assessment tasks are designed to be viewed & completed online.

Completion of the MCQ's is recorded electronically. Unfortunately you're can't download the modules or obtain a hardcopy due to program design.

There's an 100% pass mark. You can attempt the MCQ's as many times as you (there's no limit). 

Online Theory Program: 16-hours (12 modules)

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques
  • Module 7: Safety Review Part 1
  • Module 8: Safety Review Part 2
  • Module 9: Safety Review Part 3
  • Module 10: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 1
  • Module 11: Needling Techniques & Conditions Part 2
  • Module 12: Biotensegrity, Fibroblast Activity & Research Analysis

Practical Techniques Video Training

 As part of the online theory, you'll also receive step by step Practical Technique training videos to watch at home before joining the face to face practical course.

This gives practitioners the opportunity to practice & revise the correct muscle grips, needle directions, location of caution points and referral patterns to help you feel confident, safe & fully prepared before joining the practical course.

Please click this link for Course Locations, Dates & Prices.

I've completed the last module but every time I refreshed the page the doughnut won't go fully green?

Thanks for letting us know. 

We'll either send your Theory Completion email if this occurs before attending your practical course or your Certificate of Completion if it occurs after successfully completing your practical course.

Please check your inbox.

I've paid for the course but I don't have a username & password?

After payment you'll receive a CPD HC Welcome email with details of how to log onto your theory progam.

You can log in on the CPD HC home page with the username & password you created when you signed up for the course.

If you forgot to complete the profile page & don't have a username & password we can create one for you.

Please Contact Us to let us know.

Your Username will be your email address and your Password will be your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

After logging in, complete your profile page and you'll be directed to your theory modules. 

My online theory program is frozen. I can’t launch the online theory module / the image/ sound is frozen/ there are no pictures/ I can't move forward :((

If your modules are not behaving as expected, please click this link: Troubleshooting.

Online Theory Program

The Online Theory Program consists of 6 DN Introductory and 6 DN Advanced modules followed by MCQ's (approximately 16-hrs of study).

All modules should be succsssfully completed before attending the practical course.

The theory program and the assessment tasks are designed to be viewed & completed online. Completion of the MCQ's is recorded electronically. Practitioners are unable to move forward until the MCQ's have be successfully completed after each module.

Sample questions. Do I need to answer these and bring them to the practical course?

The sample questions can be found by logging in and clicking My Courses under My Account. Then click Start or Resume. 

The sample questions link is on the left hand side of the page.

These sample questions are just a guide to give you an idea of the level of questions you may be asked in the practical test.

The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on the Muscle Safetry Grid, which we provide as part of the online learning. 

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and referral patterns for the 17 muscles with caution points, which practitioners need to learn. 

These are covered again at the practical course.

You will need to know the location of each muscle on the Grid, it's action, the caution point (artery, vein or nerve) and the needle direction to the 17 muscles on the grid.

Please bring the completed Grid to the practical course to refer to.

Where's Module 7?

Apologies for the confusion - there is no 'Module 7'.

The Advanced modules (Modules 1-6) start after completing the Introductory modules (Modules 1-6).

Please continue working through the Advanced theory modules to complete the Intro & Advanced online theory program.

The first 6-8 slides are the same as the Introductory theory slides, but after that the program continues with the DN Advanced theory.

We're in the process of updating this discrepancy.

Will access to my online theory be extended if I transfer my enrolment to a later date?

Yes, after paying the Transfer fee, your enrollement will be transfered to your chosen practical course, you'll receive a new Welcome email & access to your online theory program will also be extended to your new practical course date. Please refer to our Transfer Terms & Conditions.

Payment Plan (8)

Can I change from a Payment plan to making the full payment?

Yes - we can stop your payment plan repayments & the full payment can made, within 2 days of receiving your request.

Please Contact Us to let us know.

We're unable to change the payment plan if more than 2 payments have already been received.

After receiving your written request, the remaining payment will be calculated & automatically debited from the card you made your initial payment with minus the payment plan admin fee.

You can check the installment amounts paid & final payment by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Can I check the payment dates and installments before I enrol?

Yes. You can check the installment amounts for any course enrolment by clicking HERE

The practical courses will then be shown. Click 'Payment Plan available- Click HERE'.

The weekly, fortnightly and monthly instalments will be calculated & displayed.

You can also check the payment dates and amounts after adding your chosen course to your cart, by clicking 'view schedule'.

There's a £30 admin fee for any payment plan which is added to the cart total if you choose the payment plan option.

Can I pay with Installments?

Yes! You can choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. You can view your repayments on the checkout page.

After making your 1st payment of £49, you’re place will be secured on the practical course and you'll get instant access to ALL your online theory modules.

There's a £30 admin fee assocaited with with all payment plans.

Do the payments go out automatically?

Yes - payments go out automatically on the specified dates (weekly, fortnightly or monthly - you choose). 

You can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Do the payments need to be completed before the practical course start date?

Yes - the total course payment needs to be completed 1 week before practical course commencement.

How do I check my installment dates & payments?

You can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payments are automatically debited from the card you used go make the first payment.

Please ensure there are enough funds in your nominated card.

How does the Payment Plan work?

Choose your practical course and click Enrol.

Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. You can view your repayments on the checkout page.

After making your 1st payment of £49, you’re place will be secured on the practical course and you'll get instant access to ALL your online theory modules.

There's a £30 admin fee assocaited with with all payment plans.

Please click HERE to Enrol.

I've transferred my enrollment to an earlier practical course. Can I continue with the same Payment Plan?

Unfortunately not. The The total course payment needs to completed before you attend the practical course.

We can update your payment plan. This means your payments maybe be more than before and at shorter time intervals. Please Contact Us.

Payments (10)

Can I pay by direct bank deposit?

Unfortunately not :((

Can I pay for the course now and get access to the online program?

Yes. You can enrol on a practical course & start your online theory for £49 with a payment plan. As soon as you've made your payment (£49 or full payment) you'll be enrolled on the course & receive your Welcome email and instant access to your online theory modules.

There's a £30 admin fee added to payment plans.

Unfortunately not. All course fees need to be completed before attending at the practical course.

Do I need to pay a deposit to enrol in the Medical Acupuncture & DN course?

No. To secure your place on the Dry Needling practical course you can enrol & pay online by clicking HERE:

You can pay with a payment plan. The first payment is £49 then weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments (includes £30 admin fee). 

Do my payment installments come out automatically?

Yes - Your next payment will be automatically debited from the card you used go make the first payment.

Please ensure there are enough funds in your nominated card.

You can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Does the cost of the course include the needles?

Yes. You don't need to bring anything to the practical course as all equipment is provided. Occaisionally we ask practitioners to bring a massage table / pillow if they have one.

How can I check my installment dates?

You can check your installment dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

How do I update my credit/ debit card details?

You can update your card details & pay the invoice with your new credit card by logging in and clicking 'My Invoices & Payments' under 'My Account'.

I don’t have a Stripe account.

You don’t need a Stripe account. You can pay for your course by credit card or a debit card via Stripe.

I've tried to pay for the dry needling course but my bank card is not being accepted. How else can I pay?

Pleasse Contact Us.

Stripe isn’t accepting my payment - how else can I pay?

Please Contact Us.

Podiatry DN Course (1)

I’m a Podiatrist but it’s not on the list of professions. Can I join the DN course?

The CPD Health Courses Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course for Podiatrists will be available in 2021.

It will be a 25-hr course including a 16-hr online theory program followed by a 9-hr practical course (1-day) in either London, Maidstone or Leeds.

If you have already contacted us, we have put your name down on the Registered Interest list.

We will conatct you as soon as this course is ready for enrolment.

If you'd like to join this course but haven't contacted us yet, please click HERE and let us know where you'd like to attend the practical course.

Practical Course (30)

Am I expected to know all the grips, referral pattens and cation points before attending the practical course?

There's an informal practical test on Sunday afternoon to ensure practitioners are safe to use the DN techniques.

Muscle Safety Grid:

The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on the Muscle Safety Grid, which we provide as part of the online learning. 

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle with a caution point. These are covered again at the practical course.

1. We don't expect practitioners to remember referral pattens off by heart before joining the practical course. They are a reference so when you attend the practical course you have some idea of the patterns when needling particular muscles. We will go over all these again at the practical.

2. The most important thing to do after completing the online theory program is to concentrate on the Muscle Safety Grid, taking note of & remembering the Caution points, Needle directions & Grips for each muscle on that grid. We will go over & teach all these again at the practical.

3. We don't expect practitioners to know the grips before joining the practical course, but you'll find it easier to remember them when we teach you these at the practical course if you have some idea of names before attending the practical. We will go over & teach all these at the practical.

4. It's a good idea to cross reference the Muscle Safety Grid information with the practical course handout notes which you should download, print and bring to the practical course.

Both of these are available on the 'My Courses' page.

5. Please ensure you login to our Video Training Site & watch the training videos we've specially prepared to help you get ready for your course & the practical test.

Use your email address as your username & your first name (all lower case) as your password.

5. Please watch the 'How to Prepare for your Practical Course' video on the 'My Courses' page.

After studying the above you'll be well prepared to join the practical course.

Can I leave the course early on Sunday?

Unfortunately not. This course is accredited according to completing a specific number hours of training.

All practitioners need to attend the whole course in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.

Can I take the test again on the same day?

If I fail the practical test, can I take the test again on the same day?

Yes. Practitioners who don't attain the safety standard required on the first practical test, are welcome to take a Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT) on the same day. 

Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT):

Our goal is to provide all students with the confidence to apply the safest Dry Needling techniques to help their patients. We support all students by providing them with practical training and theoretical knowledge, prior to and during the Practical course.

Our support assists all students in achieving their goal of delivering safe Dry Needling practice, gaining progressive confidence and achieving greater efficacy with experience.

Students who do not reach the required standard during the Practical Course Test will be offered a Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT) on the same day.

The format for the SPCT is similar to the Initial Practical Test but with two examiners and a model. Students are required to demonstrate safe needling practice of muscles included in the Muscle Safety Grid. The focus of the SPCT consists of surface anatomy, needling direction, caution points and the referral pattern for the relevant muscle. 

A video recording of the SPCT will be taken to provide feedback for students, ensure testing consistency and provide evidence in case of disputes.

We strongly recommend that all students review and familiarise themselves with the answers to the Sample Questions list. The list is available on the "My Courses" page and will help you prepare for the Practical Course Test.

What happens if I don't pass the Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT)?

If a practitioner does not reach the safety standard required to use Dry Needling Therapy after completing the Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT), they're welcome to join the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Supplementary Course at a reduced price of £175.

This means enrolling & completing the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling online theory & practical course again.

You can enrol in the next available practical course if you wish. The online theory modules will need to be completed again (please see our Terms & Conditions).

Please add the following discount code when enrolling in the Supplementary course: UKSUPP. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Course Addresses

Practical Course runs on Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-5pm

LONDON:

University College of Osteopathy (UCO): 275 Borough High St, London SE1 1JE MAP

MAIDSTONE:

The Southcote Studio - Southcote Chiropractic Clinic: 3 Sittingbourne Rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5ES MAP

European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Boxley House, The Street, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3DZ. MAP

Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks: London Road, Wrotham Heath, TN15 7RS MAP

Travel Details from London Victoria to Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks:

By Train: From London Victoria to Borough Green & Wrotham Station. Click HERE for details.

By Car: From Borough Green & Wrotham Station (Kent) to Holiday Inn by car / taxi (2.5 miles= 7 minutes). Click HERE for details of the route.

Dates & Prices

Please click HERE for all current practical course Locations, Dates, Prices and to ENROL.

Do I need to be vaccinated to join the practical course?

The Hep B vaccination is recommended for your safety should you sustain a needle stick injury at the course or later in your practice when using Dry Needling on your patients.

The decision to attend the course without the the Hep B vaccination is entirely yours. You may like to consult your medical practitioner in order to make a decision about your risk and whether you should get the vaccination.

Do I need to bring lunch?

Everything is supplied on the practical course including lunch and morning & afternoon tea.

Please bring your own lunch and refreshments if your have special dietry requirements as we're unable to provide catering for this.

Do you run courses in other locations?

YES. If there are more than 10 practitioner’s interested, we happy to schedule a practical course in other locations. Please Contact Us.

Does this Course include all the Introductory & Advanced techniques?

Yes. This Dry Needling Course includes all the Introductory & Advancded techniques. After successful course completion practitioners are fully qualified to use Dry Needling techniques in their clinic/ practice.

Please click this link: Course Description

How many people attend the course?

The number of practitioners attending a practical course varies from course to course and location to location.

We use an average teaching ratio of 1:5 Presenter / Practioner or less.

We teach the high caution needling areas using a 1:1 Presenter to Student ratio. 

This teaching method provides therapists with the confidence they need to be able to apply the needling techniques safely and effectively.

How many practitioners will be on the practical course?

Every course location allows for different numbers, depending on the size of the practical room. We have several experienced presenters so we base our numbers on student: practitioner ratios (6:1 presenter / practitioner needling ratio).

I can't bring a portable table

That's not a problem. We normally have enough portable plinths / pillows but sometimes need a couple extra so we do a call out.

If you can't bring one, we usually have other practitioners who can.

If possible please bring a towel to the practical course.

I can't find the online Consent Form & Health Questionnaire link for the course

The Online consent form & Health questionnaire link is on the 'My Courses' page above the Orange/ green doughnut: Click HERE to see the screenshot.

Please log in with your current Username and Password and use Chrome as your browser to open the CPD HC website.

I can’t download the practical course notes

Please ensure you have installed the most recent version of Adobe Reader or try downloading the files from another computer.

We bring spare copies of the practical course notes to the practical course. Please let us know if you'd like us to bring them for you: Contact Us.

Please ensure you are logging into the CPD Health Courses website (not the Video Training Site): https://www.cpdhealthcourses.co.uk/login/

Is it OK if I'm an hour late?

Unfortunately not. Due to course accreditation, all practitioners need to attend the full duration of the practical course.

Is it Ok to just attend on Sat or Sunday?

Unfortunately not. All practitioners need to attend the whole practical course in order to receiver your Certificate of Completion.

Is there a test?

The informal practical test on Sunday afternoon is all about ensuring practitioners are safe to use the DN techniques.

I’ve misplaced my Practical course notes. Can I get another copy?

Please Contact Us.

Locations

Practical Course Locations:

Practical = Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm

LONDON:

University College of Osteopathy (UCO): 275 Borough High St, London SE1 1JE MAP

MAIDSTONE:

The Southcote Studio - Southcote Chiropractic Clinic: 3 Sittingbourne Rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5ES MAP

European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Boxley House, The Street, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3DZ. MAP

Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks: London Road, Wrotham Heath, TN15 7RS MAP

Travel Details from London Victoria to Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks:

By Train: From London Victoria to Borough Green & Wrotham Station. Click HERE for details.

By Car: From Borough Green & Wrotham Station (Kent) to Holiday Inn by car / taxi (2.5 miles= 7 minutes). Click HERE for details of the route.

Muscles List. Which muscles are covered on the course?

Click HERE to see all Muscles covered on our Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course. 

Needle recommendations

How will I know which needles or how many needles to order once I'm qualified as a DN Therapist?

At the practical course we'll let you know what / how many boxes of needles to order after course completion.

You'll also receive a free starter pack which includes a needle pack, kidney dish, sharps bin. 

After completing the practical course we recommend purchasing the following needles from Scarboroughs Acupuncture Supplies

The Scarborough Brand is equivalent to Hwato.

Scarboroughs (= Hwato) 80% of your order (0.25 x 30/40mm)

Scarboroughs (= Hwato) 10% of your order (0.22 x 30mm)

Seirin 10% of your order (0.25 x 40/50mm)

Parking

Where: University College of Osteopathy (UCO): 275 Borough High St, London SE1 1JE MAP

Parking: There is parking on site at UCO on Saturday & Sunday. Please enter the carpark from Trinity Street.

Where: Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks: London Road, Wrotham Heath, TN15 7RS MAP

Parking: On site parking.

Travel Details from London Victoria to Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks:

By Train: From London Victoria to Borough Green & Wrotham Station. Click HERE for details.

By Car: From Borough Green & Wrotham Station (Kent) to Holiday Inn by car / taxi (2.5 miles= 7 minutes). Click HERE for details of the route.

Where: European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Boxley House, The Street, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3DZ. MAP

Parking: On site

Where: The Southcote Studio - Southcote Chiropractic Clinic: 3 Sittingbourne Rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5ES MAP

Parking: On site

Practical Course Addresses

LONDON:

University College of Osteopathy (UCO): 275 Borough High St, London SE1 1JE MAP

MAIDSTONE:

The Southcote Studio - Southcote Chiropractic Clinic: 3 Sittingbourne Rd, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5ES MAP

European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Boxley House, The Street, Boxley, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3DZ. MAP

Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks: London Road, Wrotham Heath, TN15 7RS MAP

Travel Details from London Victoria to Holiday Inn Maidstone-Sevenoaks:

By Train: From London Victoria to Borough Green & Wrotham Station. Click HERE for details.

By Car: From Borough Green & Wrotham Station (Kent) to Holiday Inn by car / taxi (2.5 miles= 7 minutes). Click HERE for details of the route.

Please click HERE for all current practical course Locations, Dates, Prices and to enrol.

What do we get tested on at the practical test? 

There's an informal practical test on Sunday afternoon to ensure practitioners are safe.

What happens if I don't pass the test?

What happens if I don't pass the Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT)?

If a practitioner does not reach the safety standard required to use Dry Needling Therapy after completing the Supplementary Practical Course Test (SPCT), they're welcome to join the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Supplementary Course at a reduced price of £175.

This means enrolling & completing the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling online theory & practical course again.

You can Enrol in the next available practical course if you wish. The online theory modules will need to be completed again (please see our Terms & Conditions).

Please add the following discount code when enrolling in the Supplementary course: UKSUPP. Please click HERE to Enrol.

Practical Course Dates, Locations & Prices - Click HERE.

What muscles are covered on the practical course? 

Click HERE to see all Muscles covered on our Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course. 

When and where is the next practical course?

Please click this link: Locations

Which muscles will I learn to needle?

Please click HERE for the list of muscles you'll be learning to needle on the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course.

Will I receive a Certificate after course completion?

YES. After successful course completion, you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion. This can be sent to your professional association & insurance company to gain an endorsement on your PI Insurance.

will you be posting more courses soon?

I can't attend the practical course on thev date scheduled. Will you post more course dates soon?

Yes! Please check the CPD HC website for more practical courses that will be scheduled soon.

Please click HERE for all current practical course Locations, Dates, Prices and to ENROL.

Practical Reference Manuals (1)

Where can I find the Practical Reference Manuals?

The fully illustrated 330-page Practical Reference Manuals are available on the ‘My Courses’ page' as downloadable links.

Please log in, and click 'My Courses'. The links are highlighted in orange on the left hand side of the page.

Click HERE. You don't need to print these reference manuals but you're welcome to if you wish. 

Pre-requisites (8)

Certificate of Completion

After successful course completion, your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 48-hrs of practical course completion.

This certificate can be sent to your insurance company to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement on your Certificate of Currency.

I'm a Remedial Massage Therapist. Can I join the DN course?

Yes. Please click HERE for Pre-requisites.

Is this course accredited world wide?

The CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is accredited in the UK & Australia.

We've had many overseas practitioners successfully complete our Dry Needling courses and you're welcome to join us.

Every country has its' own rules & regulations with regards to practitioners scope of practice.

Before enrolling in any of our courses, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer / registration board / professional association in the country they'd like to use Dry Needling Therapy that Dry Needling is in their scope of practice & they'll be eligible to use DN Therapy after successfully completing the CPD HC Dry Needling course.

I’m a personal trainer / state level sports coach/ Bowen therapist / yoga teacher/ Aromatherapist/ Relaxation massage therapist- Can I join your course?

Unfortunately not.

No. Do You need to see my qualification?

As a post grad course provider, we do not need to cite your primary qualification.

To Enrol, please click HERE.

Pre-requisite Qualifications

The minimum requirement to join the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course is a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist.

You may be eligible to join this course if you qualified before formal education standards were required. Please click HEREContact Us.

This course is accredited for Level 4 with STA, STO & FHT.

Before enrolling in a course, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer that they'll be eligible to gain a DN therapy endorsement to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course.

PI Insurance:

CPD Health Courses have an insurance agreement with BGi Insurance and Balens Insurance to cover practitioners for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling as well as your current skill set.

You may need to take out a separate policy for Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling.

Before enrolling in any of our courses, we advise all practitioners to check with their professional indemnity insurer that they'll be eligible to gain a DN therapy endorsement to use DN Therapy after completing the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course.

You can call Balens on 01684 581876 or send an email to: info@balens.co.uk

You can call BGi on 01367 246157 or send an email to Jade Brooks: jade.brooks@bgi.uk.com

Please click this link for the Application form for BGi Insurance.

To Enrol please click HERE.

What do I need to become qualified in Dry Needling?

To have successfully completed a Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course and to also inform your Professional Indemnity Insurance company to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement.

Will my DN qualification be recognised throughout the UK?

Yes. Your DN qualification is recognised throughout the UK.

Please ensure you send your Certificate of Completion to your insurance company after successful course completion.

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Can I bring a different model each day?

Yes. You can bring a different model each day of the course. Each model will need to sign the model consent form.

Please click HERE to download the consent form for you & your friend / model to sign. Please bring these to the practical course.

Your models can be anyone OTHER than a health practitioner. 

Please Contact Us at least 1 week before practical course commencement to let us know your models names.

I'm enrolled in the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course & just found out that I'm pregnant. Can I still attend the practical course?

Yes. You can join the practical course. You will need to bring a friend / relative who you'll practice your needling on throughout the whole practical course. 

They'll need to sign a consent form agreeing to be needled before attending the course with you.

The model can be anyone other than a health practitioner.

I'm pregnant and I can't bring model. What should I do?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a model for you at the practical course.

You're welcome to Transfer your practical course enrollment to a later date.

I'm pregnant. Does my model need to attend the whole course?

Yes. Your friend / model needs to attend the whole course.

Presenters (1)

Who are the Presenters?

Dr Wayne Mahmoud is the the course director & leading course presenter. He's an Osteopath & has a Masters degee in Acupuncture.

We have several highly qualified Presenters who teach at the CPD HC Dry Needling practical courses. 

Profile Page (2)

How do I update my details?

Please Log in and click 'My Profile' under 'My Account'.

You can update all your details here including your Password.

I didn't complete my Profile Page after I enrolled

Please Log in with your username (your email address) & password (your first name all lower case).

You'll be directed to your Profile page, where you can add your details and change your password.

Refunds (1)

I can't attend the practical course. Can I get a refund?

Please refer to the CPD Health Courses Terms & Conditions.

Please note: Cancellation of your course after transferring from a previous practical course (full course payment or payment plan)

Please be aware that once a practitioner transfers from their first practical course enrollment to later practical course or puts their enrolment On Hold (with full course payment or payment plan) and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, course fees / part payments cannot be refunded regardless of the time prior to the later practical course commencement.

Exceptional Circumstances: In exceptional circumstances CPD HC may waive this condition and honour a refund / part refund minus a $50 admin fee. The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment (within 5-10 days).

Register your Interest (1)

How do I register my details for a practical course?

Please click HERE. Please click the Pre-register button and then add your details. You'll receive a confirmation email.

We'll let you know when the course is ready for enrolment (dependant on number of registrations).

Please click HERE for all current practical course Locations, Dates, Prices and to enrol.

Safety First (1)

Safety First

Our Top 10 Safety Facts:

1. We have a 100% Safety Record after training more than 4,500 Manual Therapists, ensuring that everyone attending our Dry Needling courses are taught the safest needling techniques.

2. Our Dry Needling courses are recognised by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). This recognition means that we are acknowledged for the quality education and training we provide by Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation.

3. Director, Dr Wayne Mahmoud is a highly experienced Osteopath and has a Masters Degree in Acupuncture. He is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT), having completed a 120-hour Dry Needling Training Program by Myopain Seminars (USA). 

In addition, he has more than 30 years’ clinical and teaching experience, having taught at RMIT University & Victoria University. Dr Mahmoud has presented Dry Needling courses in the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Egypt, Dubai, India, New Zealand, and was invited to present at the Tenth World Congress on Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Bangalore, India in 2017.

4. All our presenters have completed a two-year training program, under the guidance of Dr Wayne Mahmoud. Our Presenter Training Program (PTP) provides Manual Therapists that attend our Dry Needling courses the assurance of consistent training practices based on safe dry needling practice.

5. Our presenter team includes Medical Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Remedial Massage Therapists who have completed their training with CPD Health Courses. All of our presenters have a shared passion for Dry Needling practice, a love of teaching, and a goal to help students achieve their best at every course they present.

6. Every course commences with a Safety Review presentation summarising the safety procedures and emphasising safe needling practice. This review focuses on all of our key safety concepts, strategies and protocols taught at the practical course.

7. Our Dry Needling courses teach the high caution needling areas using a 1:1 Presenter to Student ratio. This teaching method provides therapists with the confidence they need to be able to apply the needling techniques they’ve learned safely and effectively. 

8. We use HD quality video recorded in a studio to present all of the needling techniques and practices so that our teaching is consistent, all participants can see every technique clearly, and no one is asked to be a model for demonstration purposes. This delivery method also reduces participant fatigue at a high contact practical course like Dry Needling.

9. We listen to participant’s feedback. Every practitioner is asked to complete a course evaluation form that provides us with important feedback about how to improve and continue to raise the bar at our courses.

10. We offer all therapists access to our Dry Needling Video Training Site (Video Training Site) where they can choose from over 350 video clips as part of a regularly updated online content library. The site also provides users with access to Dr Wayne Mahmoud who is available to answer questions about needling techniques, safety practices, and patient presentations. All the content that’s in the VTS is also available through the CPD Health Courses Free App (DN Video Training App - How to download from the App Store).

Special Dietary Requirements (1)

I have Coeliac disease, will there be any gluten free options available?

Unfortunately we are unable to cater for special dietary requirements.

Students (2)

Can I start the Dry Needling course training while I complete my current studies?

Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, GPs, Sports Rehabilitators & Acupuncturists are welcome to enrol in this course if you're in your final year of completing your course AND you have PI Insurance.

Level 4 & 5 Sports Massage Therapists, Sports Therapist, Remedial Massage Therapist & Massage Therapists are welcome to enrol if you're in your final 3 months of completing your course AND you have PI Insurance.

For example, if you complete your training course in October you're welcome to enrol in the July DN practical course.

And you'll receive the student discount. Please choose New Grad when enrolling.

I'm a Student. Can I enrol.

Yes. You can enrol if you are in your final year of study and you have PI Insurance. 

If you don't have insurance then please join us once you've qualified.

Terms & Conditions (1)

Terms & Conditions

Please click this link: Terms & Conditions

Transfer (8)

How do I Transfer to another practical course?

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to attend the practical course they enrolled in.

So we've made it really easy to transfer to another practical course at a later date or to put their enrollment On Hold. 

How to Transfer:

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer Terms & Conditions.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

How to join a practical course after being On Hold?

Please refer to the CPD HC On Hold Terms & Conditions: Click HERE.

If you are joining a practical course that's more than 12 months from the On Hold date, please ensure you have completed or close to completing all your online theory program again.

You can transfer your enrolment by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll be enrolled on the course & receive your new Welcome email.

Access to your theory program will be extended.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

* If a practitioner joins a practical course more than 12 months after completing their online theory program/ going On Hold, they need to complete all Online Theory modules again.

I can't attend my Dry Needling practical course and don't know when I'll be able to attend. What should I do?

We've made it really easy to put your practical course On Hold until you're ready to join us and continue to complete your theory program.

When you're ready to join a practical course, you can log in and choose the practical course you'd like to join.

You can access your Online Theory program indefinitely until re-join a practical course, but if you join more than 12 months from the On Hold date, you’ll need to restart your online theory program from the beginning.

How do I put my enrolment On Hold?

Please see our On Hold Terms & Conditions.

To put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold: log in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the 'Go On-Hold' button.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer.

When you're ready to join a practical course, you can log in  and click [Transfer] on the 'My Courses' page and choose the practical course you'd like to join (no extra charge).

I can't attend my Dry Needling practical course. What are my options?

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to attend the practical course they enrolled in.

So we've made it really easy to transfer to another practical course at a later date. 

How to Transfer to a practical course at a later date (transfer fee's apply - see details below):

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will also be extended.

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

Please click Here for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Is there a transfer fee if I change to a practical course that's sooner than my current practical course?

No. There's no charge to transfer to a practical course that starts sooner than your current enrollment :))

Please confirm you'd like to transfer by clicking HERE.

After receiving your confirmation, we'll transfer your enrollment and send your new Welcome email. 

* Please be aware that if you have a payment plan, your installments will be updated so the total course fee is completed 1 week before attending your practical course.

After receiving your new Welcome email, you can check your updated installment amounts & dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Please confirm you'd like to transfer and you agree for us to update your payment plan by clicking Contact Us.

Is there a Transfer fee if I transfer to practical course that starts sooner than my current enrollment

No. There's no charge to transfer to a practical course that starts sooner than your current enrollment :))

Please confirm you'd like to transfer by clicking HERE.

After receiving your confirmation, we'll transfer your enrollment and send your new Welcome email. 

* Please be aware that if you have a payment plan, your installments will be updated so the total course fee is completed 1 week before attending your practical course.

After receiving your new Welcome email, you can check your updated installment amounts & dates by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Please confirm you'd like to transfer and you agree for us to update your payment plan by clicking Contact Us.

Transfer Information

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to attend the practical course they enrolled in.

So we've made it really easy to transfer to another practical course at a later date. 

You can transfer your enrollment to a practical course at a later date dependant on place availabilty.

How to Transfer:

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will be extended.

Please click HERE for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Why do we charge transfer fee's?

According to our Terms & Conditions, Transfer Fee / On Hold Fees are charged for any practical course transfer, once the online theory program has been accessed (when the 'Go' button has been clicked on the My Courses page).

The reason we charge transfer fee's is because:

  • The online theory program has been accessed
  • We've organised & confirmed all practical course presenters
  • We've booked the appropriate room size / number of rooms according to enrolment numbers
  • We've booked & confirmed all presenter flights & accommodation
  • We've booked all catering for 2 days according to enrolment numbers

Also, practitioners who may have been on a waitlist to join this course are unable to take up a place now because they do not have enough time to complete the online theory program before practical course commencement.

Transfer Fees at time of publishing (Sept 2019):

Fees & Deadlines:

Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course:

There's a £50 Transfer Fee for any practical course transfer 15 days or more from the practical course commencement. 

There's a £100 Transfer Fee for any practical course transfer 14 days or less from the practical course commencement. 

Transfers and payment of transfer fee's need to occur 48-hrs prior to practical course commencement (9am Thursday before course commencement on Saturday 9am).

If a practitioner does not Transfer, go On Hold and does not attend the practical course they are enrolled in, they can Transfer to another practical course or go On Hold after practical course commencement for a fee of £200.

Please also refer to the Transfer Information.

Troubleshooting (1)

My theory program isn't working as expected

I can’t launch the online theory module / the image or sound is frozen / there are no pictures / I can't move forward.

We're sorry that your online theory program is not responding as expected.

We check the program on a daily basis to ensure it's functioning correctly. The most likely cause of any of the problems mentioned above, is slow or interrupted internet speed.

If your modules are not behaving as expected, please click this link to download the Troubleshooting document, which has possible solutions to the problem you may be experiencing.

This document and information is also available on the My Courses page.

Video Training Site (VTS) (3)

How can I get the videos of the techniques we were shown on the practical course?

Please click this link: Video Training Site

Video Training Site (VTS)

Practitioners can also review all the Practical Course Dry Needling techniques / course material on the Video Training Site. Take a trial: 50p for 2 weeks.

What is the Video Training Site and do I need to join it?

The Dry Needling Video Training Site (VTS) is an optional extra resource that is available to all practitioners. It contains videos of the techniques presented at the practical course plus much more. You can take a 2-week trial for 50p by clicking HERE.

All techniques taught on the Dry Neddling course you enrolled in, will be available on the VTS after course completion.

Benefits of joining the VTS:

The VTS is a quick, easy reference resource that helps increase your confidence with all your Dry Needling techniques.

The VTS will start refreshing your memory and remind you about more and more techniques to help increase your confidence.

  • You'll become crystal clear on how to perform the exact steps in the procedure
  • You feel relaxed, calm and confident, safe in the knowledge that you know exactly what you’re doing
  • You’ll be excited to get started! You know you can alleviate your patient’s pain much quicker than using any other techniques
  • Your patient instantly feels relief and expresses his gratitude to you.
  • Feel confident that you can treat any muscle in the human body with dry needling, safely and correctly every single time
  • Easily access an online training library of step-by-step dry needling techniques that you can refer to any time you like, with expert level training at your fingertips
  • Feel safe in the knowledge that you are learning from a leading expert on dry needling, who is accredited by multiple associations
  • LIVE online workshops, where you can get answers to your specific questions about anything related to dry needling
  • Be privy to insider secrets on how to apply the best dry needling technique to solve the specific pain the patient is feeling, relating to their unique condition
  • Elevate your patient’s confidence in your ability to heal your them faster and more easily than other practitioners in your field
  • Save yourself time by helping your patients faster, so that you can see more patients and grow your business

Also included:

Dry Needling Techniques for the top 30 Muscles & the most common clinical conditions you see in your clinic.

8 Additional Videos with extra information from the Dry Needling Intro Course, including:

  • The Patient Consent Script
  • How to manage Acute Injuries using Dry Needling Therapy 
  • The Post Needling Protocol
  • Safety Review Training Videos
  • Monthly Live Workshops
  • The “Grow My Practice” coaching program
  • The “Protect My Practice” coaching program

Waitlist (2)

How do I join the Waitlist?

Please click Enrol - Add your profession. The available courses will be dispalyed.

Click 'Waitlist' and then add your details. You'll receive a confirmation email.

We'll let you know if a place becomes available. 

I've joined the Waitlist. Can I also enrol in a course at a later date?

YES!  YES!  This is a great idea as theses courses fill up quickly.

You're welcome to join a course at a later date or in another location, so you can start your online theory program. To Enrol, please click HERE.

We'll let you know if a place becomes available on your preferred practical course and transfer your enrolment over at no charge.

Please click Here to see all practical course Locations, Dates & Prices.

What can I call myself after successfully completing the DN course? (1)

What can I call myself after successfully completing the DN course?

CPD HC can not give advice about what a practitioner calls themselves after successfully completing the Dry Needling course.

Please contact your Registration board or Professional Association.

CPD HC (45)

Can you send me the pre-course reading as an attachment?

Unfortunately we are unable to send me the pre-course reading as an attachment because this program is designed to be completed online.

The MCQ's need to be completed whilst connected to the internet so the study scores can be saved and course completion can be recorded in the system.

Certificate of Completion. I can’t find my Certificate. Can you send it to me again?

To download your Certificate, please log in and click ‘My Certificate’ under 'My Account'.

Certificate of Completion. When will I receive my new Certificate of Completion?

We have just sent your Certificate of Completion. Please check your inbox. 

Consent Form. I can't find the online consent form for practitioners joining the DN course

The Online Consent Form & Health questionnaire link are on the 'My Courses' page above the Orange/ green doughnut. Click HERE to see the screenshot.

Please log in with your current Username and Password and use Chrome as your browser to open the CPD HC website.

Discounts. Special

If you're a member of STO, FHT or STA you can receive a £20 discount off your course.

Please add the code: ASSOCIATION on the checkout page.

Enrolment

Yes. You're welcome to join us.

Enrolment. Can I join the CPD HC Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course?

Yes. You're very welcome to join us :))

Enrolment. Can I join this course?

Please Contact Us and let us know your profession.

Enrolment. Great news! We've just added another practical course :))

Great News! We've just added another Dry Needling practical course in the location you requested :))

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment. Thanks for providing your employers details

We've sent a PayPal invoice to your employer and a copy to you.

Once this invoice has been paid:

1) You'll be enrolled on the course & receive your Welcome email with details of how to start your online theoy program.

or 

2) We'll refund your payment. The refund will be made into the account you used to make the initial course payment (within 5-10 days).

Enrolment. We've just added another practical course

Great News! We've just added another DN practical course in the location you requested :))

Please click this link for Course Locations, Dates & Prices and click HERE to Enrol.

Enrolment. Your course is now ready for enrolment

Thanks for registering your interest in the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course.

Your course is now ready for enrolment.

To enrol on this course, please click HERE button. 

Hotmail accounts

Unfortunately, hotmail emails often go to spam.

Please check your spam folder for the CPD Health Courses email.

Please mark CPD HC emails as 'not spam'.

Insurance

Yes. Please check with your PI Insurer before enrolling in a course.

Insurance

After successful course completion, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion that you send to your PI Insurer to receive a DN Therapy endorsement.

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Insurance

Please click HERE for BGi.UK insurance and HERE for Balens insurance.

Invoice. I can't find my CPD HC tax invoice / receipt

Please log in & click 'My Invoices & Payments' under My Account to download and print your tax invoice.

CPD HC Tax invoices & Stripe receipts are emailed after confirmed purchases. Please check your inbox at the time of course enrolment.

Log In

We logged into your account to check your program and updated your password. 

To log in please add your email address as your Username and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Log In. I can't start my online theory program because I don't have any log in details

We noticed you didn't complete your profile page after you paid for the course, so we've created a password for you.

Your Password is your first name - all lower case. 

Your Username is the email address you added on the checkout page.

Please click HERE to log in. 

After logging in with the above, you'll be directed to your profile page where you can change the password if you wish. 

You'll be directed to your online theory modules after completing your profile page & clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the page.

If you can't log in with the above details, please Contact Us.

Log In. Username & Password

Log in details:

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

Please click HERE to log in. After logging in using the above, you'll be directed to the profile page where you can add your details and update your password.

After clicking SUBMIT at the bottom of the profile page, you'll be directed to your online theory program.

Alternatively, if you've already completed your profile page, you'll be directed to your online theory program.

Muscle Safety Grid. Why is the Muscle Safety Grid so important?

It's important to study the Muscle Safety Grid because it contains the muscles that you may be tested on on Sunday.

Please concentrate on learning the surface anatomy, dry needling direction, caution points and referral patterns for the 17 muscles listed in the important muscle list as these are the muscles with caution points. 

You can find the Muscle Safety Grid on the free Dry Needling Training App. You can download the App by clicking Here

The  Muscle Safety Grid includes the Caution points, Needle directions, Grips and Referral patterns for each muscle with a caution point. These are covered again at the practical course.

Needle Phobia

Yes. Please bring a model & let us know.

If you can't be needled for any reason, you're welcome to bring a friend / relative as you're model to the practical course.

Unfortunately we're unable to provide a model for you.

Your model can be anyone other than a health practitioner. 

You'll practice your needling techniques on your model throughout the whole 2-day practical course, so they'll need to be present for 2-days.

You can bring a different model each day.

Please click HERE to download the consent form for you & your model/s to sign. Please bring this form to the practical course. 

Please ensure you let us know at least 2 weeks before the practical course, that you're brining a model and let us know your models full name.

In some circumstances, we may also ask you to bring a portable massage table.

Online Theory Program

Yes. You're welcome to have access to the online theory modules after the practical. Just email to let me know. All the relevant information is available in the downloadable Reference Manual and on the Video Training Site (VTS).

Online Theory Program

Please log in and ensure you have reviewed every slide & click "NEXT' after the 'Congratulations' slide for program completion to be recorded.

There are no MCQ's at the end of Module 6 of Advanced theory program, but you still need to click through every slide until you reach the 'Congratulations' slide.

Online Theory Program. Can I complete the program off line?

Unfortunately not. This program is designed to be completed online. The MCQ's need to be completed whilst connected to the internet so the study scores can be saved and course completion can be recorded in the system.

Online Theory Program. I can't finish the modules in time. What should I do?

Please Contact Us. You may need to transfer to a practical course at a later date.

We may be able to give you an extension depending on how much theory you’ve completed.

Online Theory. Extended Access

We've extended access to your online theory modules for 2 weeks.

Please log in with your previous username & password.

Online Theory. Extended Access to complete the theory program

Congratulations on successfully completing your practical course :))

It looks like you didn't complete your online theory program before joining the practical course.

I've extended access to your theory modules.

Please log in with your previous username & password.

Please let me know when you've successfully completed all the modules so I can send your Certificate of Completion as I don't get confirmation of a practitioners theory completion after the practical course has been completed.

Online Theory. I don't have time to complete my theory before the practical course. Can I still attend?

We prefer practitioners complete all theory modules before attending the practical course.

However, we understand that sometimes, this is not possible. 

In some circumstances, we can give practitioners an extension to complete the theory after the practical course.

In these circumstances, Certificates of Completion will be sent once the theory program & practical course have been successfully completed.

Please Contact Us if you'd like an extension to complete the online theory program after the practical course and also let us know which module number you're up to.

Patient Consent Form. Do you provide examples of informed consent forms for patients / clients?

YES. A sample patient Consent Form is available on Page 25 of the Practical Reference Manual which is available on the 'My Courses' page (after enrolment).

If you've already completed your practical course, access to the 'My Courses' page has been extended for 1 week.

Please log in to download the Introductory Practical Reference Manual.

Payment Plan. We've updated your Payment Plan

You can check your installment dates and amounts by logging in and clicking My Invoice & Payments under My Account.

Payments are automatically debited from the card you used to make the first payment.

Please ensure there are enough funds in your nominated card.

Portable plinths

We usually have most of the portable plinths at the centre but sometimes we need a couple of extra ones.

Can you please let me know if you have a portable plinth we can borrow for the practical course?

Refund. My qualification is not accepted

We have refunded your course payment via Stripe.

This refund may take 7-12 days to appear in your account (which is out of CPD HC control).

Refunds

We have refunded your course payment via Stripe.

This refund may take 7-12 days to appear in your account (which is out of CPD HC control).

Registration. I’m awaiting my registration. Can I still use Dry Needling on my patients before it comes through?

Please contact your registration board.

All practitioners need to ensure they have PI Insurance with a Dry Needling Therapy endorsment before using Dry Needling on patients/ clients.

Registration. Thanks for registering your interest.

We'll let you know as soon as this course is ready for enrollment.

Please click HERE for all practical course Locations, Dates, Prices and to enrol.

Transfers

We understand that things change and practitioners are not always able to attend the practical course they enrolled in.

So we've made it really easy to transfer to another practical course at a later date. 

You can transfer your enrollment to a practical course at a later date dependant on place availabilty.

How to Transfer:

Please refer to the CPD HC Transfer & On Hold Terms & Conditions.

You can Transfer or put your Dry Needling practical course enrollment On Hold by logging in and clicking 'My Courses' under 'My Account'.

Then click the [Transfer] link next to your current course enrollment.

After payment, you'll receive an email with details about your transfer. Access to your theory program will be extended.

Please click HERE for all current practical course locations, dates & prices.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Transfers

You're now enrolled in the practical course you requested.

There's normally a transfer fee each time a practical course transfer is requested.

In some circumstances, this transfer fee has been waived. Please see the CPD HC Terms & Conditions.

Shortly you'll receive your new Welcome email.

Access to your online theory program has been updated until the new practical course date. Please log in using your previous Username & Password.

If you have a payment plan, your installments will continue. You can check your installments by clicking 'My Invoices & Payments'.

[Please be aware that once a practitioner Transfers to a practical course at a later date or their practical course enrollment is put On Hold and then wishes to cancel their course enrollment, there will be a fee equal to 100% of the total course fee with full course payment or payment plan].

Troubleshooting. We logged into your account to check your program

We're sorry that your online theory program is not responding as expected.

We logged into your account to check your program - we were able to move forward as expected.

The most likely cause of the problem will be your internet speed.

Please click HERE for more troubleshooting suggestions and solutions.

New Password:

To check your program we needed to log into your program, so your Password has changed.

Your Username is your email address and your new Password is your first name all lower case.

Please log in by clicking HERE.

Username & Password

Your Username is your email address and your Password is your first name all lower case.

You can also click the 'Forgotten Password or Username' links on the log in page. Click HERE to log in.

VTS. I can't log in to the VTS

I've tried to log in to the video training site but it says the requested user cannot be found.

We've fixed the error. Please log in again with your email address as your Username and your first name (all lower case) as your Password.

Please Contact Us if you're still experiencing difficulty.

Waitlist

Thanks for joining the Waitlist.

A place has become available on the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling Course. To Enrol, please click HERE.

Others on the waitlist have also been contacted. 

If the place has been taken, please consider joining one of our practical courses at a later date.

Please click Here to see all practical course Locations, Dates & Prices.

Waitlist

It's great to hear you're keen to join this course. You're welcome to join a course at a later date or in another location.

If a place becomes available on your preferred practical course, we can transfer your enrolment (no charge).

To Enrol, please click HERE.

Waitlist. Thanks for joining the Waitlist

Thanks for joining the Waitlist for the Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling course.

These courses fill up quickly, so please consider joining a practical course at a later date or in another location.

If a place becomes available on your preferred practical course, we will let you know & transfer your enrolment.

Please click HERE for all current practical course Locations, Dates, Prices and to ENROL.

Waitlist. We've opened up more places on the practical course

Great News! We've just opened more places on the DN practical course on the date & location you requested :))

Please click HERE to Enrol.

Start your Dry Needling training for just £1 today!

How does it work? You're just a few easy steps away from securing your place for just £1...

  1. Click Enrol and choose your practical course.
  2. Pay only £1
  3. After making your payment, your place will be secured on the practical course and you'll get instant access to ALL your online theory and video training modules
  4. Pay the balance 14 days before your practical course
  5. All admin fees have been waived (normally £30)

It’s as easy as that!

And don't forget...the SOONER you enrol, the MORE TIME you'll have to complete your theory modules!