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BSO is granted degree-awarding powers

26 November 2015

The British School of Osteopathy (BSO) will in future be able to develop and validate its own degree programmes, and it will also receive direct funding for its students and courses.

The BSO has been granted degree-awarding powers by the Privy Council. Currently the school’s osteopathy degree courses are validated by the University of Bedfordshire.

In addition, the BSO has become a ‘designated’ institution, meaning that from the 2016-2017 academic year onwards it will receive funding for its higher education courses directly from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, rather than through its partnership with the University of Bedfordshire.

GOsC Chief Executive Tim Walker said: “This is a major achievement for the BSO and I congratulate all those who have worked hard to bring it about.”

For further information, see http://www.bso.ac.uk/bso-news-and-events/recent-news-and-events/two-historic-achievements-at-the-bso/

The BSO’s osteopathy qualifications are recognised by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), which means that successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the GOsC.

For more information about osteopathy training courses recognised by the GOsC, see http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/training-and-registration/becoming-an-osteopath/training-courses/