CPD Opportunities


At ARCH, we believe that our therapists should continually improve their knowledge and understanding of the industry, and keep abreast of the latest developments in techniques and technology. That’s why we insist on 30 hours of Continued Professional Development every year as part of our membership criteria.

To help our members achieve this, we host a range of CPD events, including our annual conference. We are also pleased to pass on details of other CPD events that we think may be relevant and interesting to our members.


Upcoming CPD events



The Fundamentals of SIBO - online

Nirala Jacobi

"Because small intestinal bowel overgrowth is such a tricky presentation we have a course dedicated to giving you a thorough understanding of what to do and when for these people. Essentially, SIBO is not really a specific condition. It is set of circumstances where organisms not typically resident in the small intestine, usually migrants from the colon, begin to proliferate there and cause symptoms."



Human Dissection Workshops

Julian Baker

"A rare opportunity to fully dissect the human form. Led by Julian Baker, one of the Europe’s leading experts on connective tissue function and dissection, this is a remarkable series of workshops. It will be open only to qualified bodyworkers and allied health professionals or those with a relevant qualification."

Please see here.


Institute for Optimum Nutrition short courses

Please see here.


Invivo - Meeting of Minds - The 2019 Tour

(Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, St Albans, Bristol, Cambridge, Kingston, London, Brighton, Winchester)

"Our clinical education team will be road-tripping around the UK for a fun and educational discussion on nutraceutical innovations. There will be tea, and time to meet your fellow local healthcare professional community.

  • Understand the role of polyphenols as a tool to modulate gut inflammation and the microbiome
  • Explore the gut-brain axis and probiotic interventions
  • Learn about the vaginal-bladder-gut microbiome in UTI’s
  • Understand the use of probiotics in oral health and disease
  • Learn about the role of natural prokinetics and their use in SIBO"

For details click here.

For other Invivo courses see here.


Intestinal Permeability Webinar - online

with Corene Humphreys ND, BHSc

"Intact gut functionality is critical to just about every condition you see, especially the chronic inflammatory diseases. To ensure you get reliable results we need to understand how the gut barrier actually works, how to accurately assess it and then when it’s not good, what to do to repair the dysfunctional barrier and/or absorptive function."

For more details click here.


ICHAN (Integrative Healthcare & Applied Nutrition) Webinars

For all courses click here


Probiotics in Practice: Workshops for Dietitians & Nutritionists

Yakult are arranging one-day workshops about probiotics and the latest research in the field for Registered Dietitians & Nutritionists across the UK & Ireland. These workshops are endorsed for CPD by the BDA and AfN. The draft programme is available to download here. Refreshments and lunch will be provided at all workshops. For further information including venues and dates see:



Identifying Flags in Complementary Health Care

Are you interested in learning more about identifying “red flags”? This new on-line course from the European College of Bowen Studies may be of interest. Aimed at all complementary therapists, it is designed to take you through the flags that are used across the health professions and give you pointers to look out for, questions to ask and action to take.

£45 + VAT 


First Aid Training

It is a requirement of ARCH membership that a valid First Aid Certificate is held, currently renewable every three years.  Several companies offer first aid training including:

St John Ambulance  www.sja.org.uk/sja/training-courses.aspx

Red Cross www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk

Holos Healthcare and Training www.holoshealthcare.co.uk/

Also check local adult education institutions in your area, or even try hosting your own event if there are a few therapists in your area.

Several companies offer training events, see:

IHCAN Conferences ihcanconferences.co.uk

Alliance for Natural Health International: anhinternational.org/practitioners/practitioner-events

Biocare: www.biocare.co.uk

College of Medicine:  www.collegeofmedicine.org.uk/events/#!event-list

Cytoplan: www.cytoplan.co.uk

Genova Diagnostics: www.gdx.net/uk

Institute of Optimum Nutrition: www.ion.ac.uk

Nutri: www.nutri.co.uk

Nutri-link: www.nleducation.co.uk

Bonusan: www.bonusan.co.uk 


Share your event here

If you are holding a CPD event, or know of a CPD event that may be of interest to our members, please let us know so that we can include the details here. Listings are free and updated on a regular basis.



My ARCH – Linda Ternent

My most memorable experience was attending the Kneipp School in Germany.  We had so much fun learning constitutional hydrotherapy at a wonderful CPD event.

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