Q. I am a Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist and wish to progress my learning/skills in The Bobath Concept. How do I go about it?
A. Initially by attendance on our Introductory Course modules, details of which are on our website or contact the BBTA office who will send you a list.
Q. How do I apply for the Basic/Advanced Bobath Course?
A. For the Basic Bobath Course, please complete the application form for the venue of your choice and email to BBTA with copies of your CV and your "What is Normal Movement?" course certificate, and HCPC registration.
To apply for an Advanced course email the BBTA office copies of your CV and your Basic Bobath Course certificate, and HCPC registration number.
Q. Of what do the Basic and Advanced Bobath Course consist and how much is the fee?
A. The Basic Bobath Course is split into three modules spread over a period of four to five months. Module I is a two week teaching module (Monday to Friday) based at a hospital venue. There is then a gap of about four months during which you complete a work-based 3,000 word project for Module II (the title of the project will be designed by yourself, in consultation with your tutors, on Module I). For Module III you return to the original hospital venue for a further one week course (Monday to Friday). The fee for the course is currently £1,600.
The Advanced Bobath Course is a five day (Monday to Friday) course based at a hospital venue. The fee for the course is currently £550.
Further details can be found on our website.
Q. I have applied for a Basic Course but it was full or there isn't one in my area. When will I be offered a place on a course?
A. We will keep your application stored electronically but will remind you to continually check the BBTA website for up coming courses. We will review the stored participants and may contact you but it is best to be pro-active and contact the BBTA when a course you would like to attend is advertised on the BBTA website.
Q. What happens when I am offered a place on a Basic Bobath course?
A. You will be sent a formal offer of a place on a course detailing the venue, dates and tutors. You must return the Course Acceptance Form within the time limit specified. On receipt of this form, BBTA will send you a Pre Course Study Pack. A copy of the Course Acceptance Form will also be sent to the Course Organiser at the venue who will send you an invoice for the course fee and details of travel and accommodation.
Q. What happens when I am offered a place on an Advanced Bobath Course?
A. You will be sent a formal offer of a place on a course detailing the venue, dates, tutors and course objectives. You must return the Course Acceptance Form within the time limit specified, together with the Course Questionnaire. On receipt of the Course Acceptance Form you will be sent a pack which will include the programme, a reading list and information on travel and accommodation.
Q. I am a Physiotherapist not based in the UK and I would like to attend courses on The Bobath Concept. Could you please advise me on the best course of action?
A. You do not need to be registered with the HCPC and are eligible to apply for UK courses even if you aren't based in the UK. If you wish to participate on a Basic Bobath course in the UK, you need to apply by emailing a translated copy of your professional licence to practice, a copy of your curriculum vitae and a copy of your 'What is Normal Movement?' certificate. To apply for an Advanced Course email a translated copy of your professional licence to practice, a copy of your curriculum vitae and a copy of your Basic Bobath Course certificate.
Q. My hospital is looking to host the three weekend Introductory modules and/or a workshop on a specific topic. Do you have a tutor available?
A. Please contact the BBTA office who will send you a list of tutors who are qualified to run the courses.
Q. My hospital would like to host a Basic/Advanced Bobath Course. What are the requirements to do so?
A. Initial details are given on our website but please contact the BBTA office for further information.
Q.What are my learning requirements for attending the Basic Bobath Course?
A.It is a prerequisite to complete Module 1 ‘What is Normal Movement?’ of the Introductory Bobath Courses prior to attending the Basic Bobath Course. To maximize your learning we would strongly recommend that Module 1 is completed within 4-years of the Basic Course and that you also consider completing Modules 2 and 3 of the Introductory Courses, but please email the BBTA office with any queries.
Q.What is the price for the Introductory Modules?
A.The price of the Introductory Modules is set by the course organiser so contact them to enquire as each module may be slightly different.
Q.I would like to contact a Bobath Tutor working in private practice in my area. How do I find one ?
A.There is a list of Bobath Tutors working in private practice on the website including the area that they work. Please click HERE to be connected to this list.
Please see below the contact details for the BBTA Office:
British Bobath Tutors Association
10 Main Street
Tel: 0191 580 0567
Fax: 0871 640 4261