Please check the upcoming courses to find out if places are available, if an event is fully booked this will be indicated within the main course description.
To book onto a course, applicants should open the main course description, where they can view the entry criteria, aims and learning objectives. At the end of the course description will be an option to apply for the event and complete the online form. Funding should be in place prior to application, we aim to respond to all submissions within 7 working days.
Applicants who are self funding should complete the invoicing section of the registration form. Their application will be processed within 5 working days and they will receive an invoice for payment. Where places are NHS funded, applications should be accompanied with a purchase order for the fee, the purchase order can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Fees are required within 21 days of the invoice and can be paid by direct transfer, card or cheque.
Course bookings are confirmed on payment of fees, participants will receive a formal booking confirmation with provisional programme. A list of local accommodation can be provided for therapists from outside London.
Course hours are usually from 09.00/09.30 to 17.00, Monday to Friday.
The Bobath Centre is not residential, opening hours are 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. We can provide a list of local accommodation for therapists from outside London. This accommodation has not been inspected by a representative of the Centre and we cannot make recommendations, however, we do monitor feedback from other participants. Accommodation details will be provided on confirmation of your booking.
Arrangements for accommodation and travel should only be considered when you have a confirmed booking. Participants from outside Watford are advised not to book travel to the Bobath Centre before checking that there are no changes to the course they wish to attend (minimum 6 weeks prior to the start date). The Bobath Centre will not reimburse expenses if courses are cancelled.
Full attendance is a requirement for all courses. Certificates may be withheld if delegates are absent for parts of the course.
Some courses may not be on our current schedule. If this is the case, you can request to join the mailing list and we will notify you when the next course is planned.
The Bobath Centre welcomes international applicants. A good level of English language is important including knowledge of medical terminology associated with Cerebral Palsy. For more information about English language requirements for Bobath courses
Download our information about English language proficiency (PDF format)
Course applicants from non-EU countries may require a visa to study in the UK. The Bobath Centre is unable to advise of specific visa requirements but the following information from the UK Border Agency may be useful.
Visitors may apply for a study visa up to 3 months before their date of travel, a copy of the visa should accompany the course application.
Bobath courses are suitable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists or doctors.
A two day course for Therapy Assistants is also offered annually. Please email if you have questions about entry criteria.
Usually there will not be any work prior to the course, though this may vary. Full details are available within the course description
The Bobath Centre has Training Rooms on the First Floor where courses are taught, with accessible lift access. Computer access is available along with free Wi-Fi. Course members may use the compact shared kitchen, however, lunch is not provided during courses. Lockers are available on request.
The Bobath Centre is in north Watford and by car is within easy reach of the M1 and M25. We have limited on-site car parking but free parking is also available on adjacent street and other nearby residential streets.
How to get to reach The Bobath Centre.
Some Bobath courses can be delivered at external venues, bespoke courses can also be considered.
In-house problem solving sessions or workshops are available, please email email@example.com for details.
The Bobath Centre is a registered charity and training courses are carefully priced to ensure that we provide a service that is accessible to all. The Centre's training programme is restricted to a specified number of applicants per course. Late cancellations, due to illness or inability to attend, have a significant impact to the overall finance of the Centre, therefore liability for fees remains with the delegate or their employer.
Refunds or transfers can be made if written notice is received with a minimum of 6 weeks notice prior to the start of the course, all refunds or transfers are subject to an administrative fee. The Bobath Centre is unable to offer refunds on cancellations arising from events beyond our control, this includes participant illness, or inability to attend at short notice, adverse weather conditions, transport difficulties or terrorist alert. The Bobath Centre reserve the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments and in these circumstances will refund fees in full. The Bobath Centre will not be held responsible for any damages incurred as a result of course cancellation.
Courses in adult neurology are organised by the British Bobath Tutors Association, please contact BBTA directly for details.