Our Courses

“The balance between Professional Development, Personal Development and Adventurous Training is up to the group”

Courses run from Monday to Thursday for those who want their CPD entirely within the normal working week or from Thursday to Monday for those wishing to combine their course with a weekend, or alternatively Saturday to Thursday for those who don’t mind! Whole weeks can be organised if preferred, depending on the availability of the training centre. 

Active Learning content:

Course topics are either pre-selected to be topical and relevant to the group or alternatively they are chosen by the delegates – in which case you will be expected to choose at least one topic you would like to learn more about. Now the scary bit: you can choose a topic for which you will be the session leader -you obviously need pre-existing experience in the subject but you will be given the opportunity to research the topic and prepare a brief literature review. Please don’t worry, this need not take long and the facilitator will help you with this process.

Personal Development content:

The active learning and social structure alone provide this but either we choose or you can choose add-ons such as cookery demonstrations, digital photography, art and wine tasting.

Adventurous Training content:

Obviously seasonal and an important decision dependent on what you want and what you are comfortable with (establish your own comfort zone then step out of it…….but not too far!!) Click on the next page for more details.

The balance between CPD, Personal Development and Adventurous Training is up to the group but the following busy schedule usually proves popular (still  plenty of time for that all important relaxation)

0800-0900 Breakfast ‘Tear & Share’ CPD
0900-1230 Personal Development/Adventurous Training
1230-1400 ‘Continuing Professional Déjeuner’
1400-1700 Free time
1700-2000 The ‘Hot Tub Think Tank’ and Pre Dinner Drinks CPD

Remember – this schedule is just a suggestion – it’s your group, the choice is yours.

Forthcoming courses for 2017

Developing Your Beef Business

WHEN? Wednesday 6th September – Thursday 7th September 2017
WHERE? Hexham, Northumberland
WHO? Lee-Anne Oliver BVM&S CertAVP(Cattle) MRCVS

The aim of this course is to increase awareness of the veterinary requirements of the beef suckler herd and identify where we, as vets, can be more involved, spend more time on farm and make a difference. This course is ideal for vets trying to increase beef work in their practice and anyone
wanting to refresh their beef expertise.

Active Learning:

► Discuss and develop methods to break down barriers and engage with beef farmers

► Visit a farm to see a Stabliser herd running alongside a Continetal herd.

► Develop a ‘blue print’ annual production cycle to offer the right services at the right time

► A focus on beef suckler fertility including management of replacements and nutrition

► Summary of infectious disease and parasite control in the beef herd, highlighting the
differences in management between dairy and beef suckler herds

► How to introduce, develop and sustain herd health planning in practice

Personal Development :

► A modest walk or cycle around Kielder Water, surrounded by the very best of Northumberland’s landscape and wildlife!

 EARLY BIRD OFFER: £445 (applied if booked before 1st August 2017)
AFTER 1st AUGUST 2017: £495
Price includes: meals, hotel accomodation, farm visit, activities and course notes.

HOW DO I BOOK? Please contact Sarah on 07922883354 or doingit@cpdactif.com