Courses 2015-16

There are a number of UK based courses in the Casley Smith Method of MLD. Courses are available as accredited and non-accredited programmes of study and are delivered in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The courses are a minimum of nine days and are available to health care practitioners and fully qualified Vodder therapists who have successfully completed training in the treatment of people with mild and uncomplicated oedema (British Lymphology Society 1999). It is expected that applicants will be able to utilise their MLD skills in the treatment of people with lymphoedema both during and after the course. In concordance with current guidance (BLS 2006) there is a requirement for successful students to update their MLD skills every two years. There is a UK based database of Casley Smith therapists and it is recommended that successful students also register their training and latest update on the British Lymphology Society (BLS) website of practitioners. They can also register their training with MLDUK.


These courses involve a large practical component and students initially learn the technique on each other. This involves undressing and taking turns to act as models for massage practice. Teachers make every effort to provide a suitable private environment for this practical work and further information regarding the course content and requirements will be sent to successful applicants.

Specialist Education Programme

Full Courses and Updates

Courses for practitioners wishing to train for the first time in the Casley-Smith method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Casley Smith Exercises and Multi-Layer Lymphoedema Bandaging.  
Fees vary - contact your centre of choice for details.

New courses

throughout 2015/16


University of


Accredited courses:
Degree & Masters courses on Lymphoedema Management
Non-academic or Academic route : Casley Smith Course
(60 academic points) at Honours degree or Masters level

Margaret Sneddon

Rhian Noble-Jones

Yolande Borthwick


0141 330 2972
further details available on our website:

University of Glasgow courses


Please contact Beverley Morgan for next dates


Accredited and non-accredited courses available at all levels; please contact for details

Melanie Thomas

01792 285252

Full course 2016
Please contact Anita Hobday for details


Essentials for caring for patient's with lymphoedema and chronic oedema.

Negotiated learning for MLA accreditation, level 6 or level 7

Anita Hobday
Sue Desborough

01905 855365

Updates for those who have already completed Casley-Smith training (recommended every 2 years)




Please contact Beverley Morgan for next dates


Melanie Thomas  

01792 285252

 2nd & 3rd November 2015


J Banks/C Groom

0113 3921807

October 14th & 15th 2015

Willen Hospice Milton Keynes


 Sue Desborough

22nd & 23rd March 2016


University of Glasgow

Margaret Sneddon Rhian Noble-Jones

 Rhian Noble-Jones on 0141 330 2972

12th & 13th September 2015

14th & 15th November 2015



Venue to be confirmed in Worcestershire area



Anita Hobday

Sue Desborough

 01905 855365

 Please contact Lynne
Whiteside for next dates

Northern Ireland

 Lynne   Whiteside

Please contact Jeanne Everett for the next course dates

North East or the London area 

 Jeanne Everett   

 N.B. Keyworker / basic level courses available at all venues.


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