Available courses

This eBite contains downloadable copies of CSP(2011) Physiotherapy Framework & a set of CPD tools that will help you record, evaluate & evidence the development of physiotherapy values, behaviours, knowledge & skills over time.

This eBite contains information, guidance and CPD tools and activities to help you work through the process of returning to the HCPC's register of physiotherapists following a break in practice/registration.

The CPD in Practice series was developed in response to member requests for easy-to-read information and guidance about practical aspects of CPD.

HCPC registration is a legal requirement for physiotherapists working in the UK. It applies whether the physiotherapist is employed, self-employed or providing physiotherapy in a voluntary capacity. Physiotherapy registrants will be invited to renew their registration between 1 February & 30 April 2018. As part of that renewal process 2.5% of physiotherapy registrants will be randomly selected to participate in the HCPC’s CPD audit.

This eBite is presented as an activity calendar that will help you prepare for HCPC registration renewal and CPD audit which opens on 1 February 2018.

This calendar contains a collection of bite-sized chunks of information/activities to promote your CPD

This eBite contains 13 case studies from CSP members with disabilities. Each case study describes the members' conditions, its impact on their working life, adjustments made and their advice to others. You will also find self-reflective questions with each study for your review.  

Once you have completed the programme/conference/placement which was partly or wholly funded by the CSP Charitable Trust's Education Awards Panel, please complete the evaluation survey on this page.

A set of resources to support Education Award Panel members
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Whether you’re submitting an abstract for the first time, are looking for ideas to help you prepare, or just want reassurance that you’re on the right track, the resources in this eBite might help.

The CSP is only as strong as its presence in the workplace. Building the CSP is an important part of the role of the steward and safety rep and a key step in doing this is workplace mapping. Mapping is the process of getting up to date and relevant information about the workforce and can form the basis of successful union organising, including recruiting new members, developing effective communications, getting members active and campaigning on workplace issues.

This eBite will explore what mapping means, why reps should do it and offer a step-by-step guide to mapping in the workplace.

This eBite on Getting Started - First Steps for Safety Reps is designed for use by newly elected CSP safety reps. It provides a step by step guide on what to do after being elected as a safety rep, including an introduction to the role, the rights reps have, and where to get support

This eBite on Getting Started - First Steps for Stewards is designed for use by newly elected CSP stewards. It provides a step by step guide on what to do after being elected as a steward, including an introduction to the role, the rights stewards have, and where stewards can get support.

This eBite on Returning to Work after Maternity is designed primarily for use by CSP stewards but we hope it will also be of use and interest to many other members. The eBite takes stewards through the process of supporting members who wish to make an application for flexible working, including an introduction to the legal rights of staff, the application and appeals process and communicating with members.

This eBite offers information, guidance and examples of practice to help you make the most of the rich benefits of practice-based learning (PrBL) in your practice setting. 

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The PrBL calendar will be releasing a bite-sized chunk of information, examples of practice and an activity focused around practice-based learning every day through September. The calendar is designed to:

- promote critical conversations and reflections about practice-based learning
- provide information, examples of practice and links to resources to support and develop capacity for quality practice-based learning
- offer a space for CSP members to share experiences and ideas about practice-based learning with one another
- develop awareness of the CPD resources and tools that are freely available to CSP members

This section of the Learning Hub contains eBites to support members in capturing their thoughts, and allow for reflection on issues relating to patient needs, service delivery and workforce capacity and how they affect Staffing Evaluation System for Leaders [SESL]. The resources have been designed to be used when completing  the SESL decision support tool

How long will it take to complete?  This is highly variable and will depend on how familiar the user is with workforce planning and development; the amount of detailed thinking time they wish to allocate to the tasks and whether they make use of the e-Bite learning materials. Both the SESL tool and e-Bite learning materials have been designed to allow for users to partially complete the different stages and return to them at a later time.

Where to find the tool and how to navigate within it   -  Instructions  on how to access and complete  the SESL tool are available via the video link

What is the SESL decision support tool?

The purpose of the staffing evaluation system for leaders (SESL) decision support tool is to assist members in appraising staffing levels to deliver a safe and effective service. The style of the tool is aimed to support the individual to further develop their skilled judgement, evaluation and critical thinking. The output of the tool is a repeatable dashboard, along with feedback and  suggested actions

Why now?

There is an increasing focus on safe and effective staffing levels within the context of the post-Francis agenda, increasing financial constraint, rising expectations and demand, and a determination to achieve more effective approaches to workforce planning and development. In addition, in Dec. 2017 Health Education England launched a draft consultation for health and care workforce, the first in 25 years. The Scottish Government is expected to produce guidance on safe nursing staffing levels in 2018, whilst Wales has already enacted effective staffing levels for nursing in 2016.


Of central importance is that patients and their relatives and carers can be assured that care is of a consistently good quality, does not compromise individuals’ safety or dignity, and is delivered with compassion - regardless of sector or setting and in spite of financial constraint at a time of increasing demand. Staffing levels are a significant element in providing this assurance. However, they cannot be addressed in isolation from other factors, and they cannot be calculated through partial, short-term or prescriptive approaches to staffing resources which assume workforce needs are the same across settings and service delivery models.

This eBite offers information and resources linked with patient need to help you to consider  

  • the implications of future patient need and  demand for physiotherapy services and staffing evaluation system for leaders [SESL]. 
  • the effect of local demographic data and future physiotherapy services
  • local priorities set within strategic documents in terms of patient need and reflect on the enablers, barriers and solutions linked to these priorities
  • effects of patient experience on physiotherapy service design

This eBite offers information and resources linked with service delivery to help you

  • initiate critical conversations about service design and SESL for your area of work
  • review the commissioned physiotherapy service and assess blocks within the service
  • consider implications of potential changes in physiotherapy service delivery using a flow chart.
  • take initial steps towards quality improvement for future service redesign.

This eBite offers information and resources linked to the inter-relationships between workforce capacity, service development and patient needs. The aims are to facilitate

  • Reflection on tools used to determine whether   physiotherapy workforce capacity is meeting current patient need
  • Critical evaluation of gaps and identification of solutions relating to  workforce capacity within the physiotherapy service
  • Review of on the association between  staff contribution to service development and meeting patient need

Occupational Health Essentials Course

This is a free eBite open to all CSP Members which introduces the field of Occupational Health.  It provides an insight into the individual and organisational benefits of OH services, what working in OH may entail, who’s who in Occupational Health alongside values and partnerships, benefits to business and quality assurance.    A must for all physiotherapists who wish to learn more about work and health and those considering specialising in this field of work.

Completion time 1 hour (plus suggested 3.5 hours for additional reading and quiz)

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Occupational Health Essentials Course

This eBite is free to all ACPOHE members. It provides an overview of the Occupational Health Referral and Consultation Process, Guidance on Occupational Health Report Writing and support on how to use the  AHP Fitnote.

This module will help support all physiotherapists with report writing skills and help improve your understanding of how physiotherapists can become involved in using the Fitness for Work Reports in clinic or Occupational Health settings.

Completion time 2 hours (plus suggested 2 hours for additional reading)

Occupational Health Essentials Course

A further 7 modules provides all the ‘Essential’ knowledge required by physiotherapists interested in working in Occupational Health.  Whilst this is an Introductory Course it provides a stimulating and active learning environment to equip you with the skills to work in Occupational Health or to address ‘work’ as an outcome more effectively whatever your current role.    The remaining modules are listed below:

o   Module 3: Law and Occupational Health

o   Module 4: Occupational Epidemiology

o   Module 5: Understanding Behaviour at Work

o   Module 6: Risk Assessment and Management

o   Module 7: Workplace Health Promotion

o   Module 8: Assessment of Fitness for Work

o   Module 9: Return to Work Planning and Guidance

Successful completion of all 9 modules, including coursework and assignment is required for ‘Technical Membership’ of ACPOHE and will show you have gained competency to at least a Level B of ACPOHE Competency Framework.  Cost £250 which includes marking of assignment.

40 hours - estimated completion time for all 9 Modules, including supporting exercises and reading.   

Additional 10-15 hours - estimated completion time for all course assignment questions.

This is a closed group within the Learning Hub for those staff enrolled on the CSP Management Development Programme. For further information please contact boroumandm@csp.org.uk.

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This is a closed group within the Learning Hub for those staff enrolled on the CSP Management Development Programme. For further information please contact boroumandm@csp.org.uk.

This is a closed group within the Learning Hub for those staff enrolled on the CSP Management Development Programme. For further information please contact boroumandm@csp.org.uk.

Agenda and documentation for QAE Network's panel meeting on 11th March 2019.

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