30 September, 1, 2 October; 28, 29, 30 October; 2, 3, 4 December 2023;
6, 7, 8 January; 3, 4, 5 February; 2, 3, 4 March; and 30, 31 March and 1 April;
4, 5, 6 May; 1, 2, 3 June; 29, 30 June and 1 July 2024
6, 7, 8 October; 3, 4, 5 November; 8, 9, 10 December 2023;
12, 13, 14 January; 9, 10,11 February; 8, 9, 10 March; 5, 6, 7 April;
10, 11, 12 May; 7, 8, 9 June; 5, 6, 7 July 2024
The course provides professional training in acupuncture, diagnosis and traditional Chinese medicine that prepares students for modern professional life. It combines theory and practice to ensure that students are proficient in traditional Chinese medicine and Acupuncture, as well as adequately versed in modern Western medical sciences,. Emphasis is placed on developing students as competent and confident therapists with a caring and compassionate attitude.
The course is run on a part-time basis over a period of two years. Classes are held over 10 3-day weekends per year.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
Demonstrate usable theoretical knowledge of the Acupuncture Meridian System – the 12 main meridians and the 8 extra vessels; the action, location and practical application of their principal points.
Put in practical context their Anatomy and Physiology knowledge for the needs of General health and MSK acupuncture treatment;
Understand MSK and the various body systems pathology from western bio-medical as well as TCM perspective
Demonstrate ability to diagnose: by interrogation – asking the relevant questions; by observation – body shape, posture, movements, face, lips, eyes and tongue; by palpation – the muscles and bones/joints of the affected areas as well as the related points and meridians; pulse taking
Execute effective acupuncture treatments for the most common MSK and general health complaints.
The ultimate goal of the course is to prepare confident and proficient practitioners through; correct diagnosis, proper selection and location of points and efficient needle manipulation and to develop a real understandingof the concept of “arrival of Qi” and the achievement of sufficient therapeutic stimulation.
Achievement of the learning outcomes is assessed by continuous verbal questioning, home assignments, as well as by on-line multiple-choice questions exam. Assessment is by coursework and clinical work as well as written exams, and is done on an ongoing basis. On completion of the course and upon passing final exams, students will be qualified by the College and will be eligible to apply for membership to The Acupuncture Society.
Successful graduates will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Acupuncture and will be entitled to use the initials DipAc after their names.They are eligible to become members of the Acupuncture Society. The annual membership is £100. As members of the Acupuncture Society, they are entitled to use the initials MAcS after their names.
Student and professional indemnity cover can also be arranged.
The course is taught part-time in 60 lecture days running over 2 years – 10 3-day blocks per year The lecture days are 9.30am – 5.30 pm. It has 1680 study hours, out of which 420 are contact hours and 1260 are home study.
Below is an outline of the main modules covered by the course.
Ten 3-day blocks
TCM theory – 5 lecture days
Acupuncture theory – 4 lecture days
Orthopaedic acupuncture – 8 lecture days
TCM Level-2 – 6 lecture days
Head region conditions – 2 lecture days
Clinical practice – 5 days
Ten 3-day blocks
Respiratory clinic – 2 lecture days
Cardio-vascular clinic – 2 lecture days
Digestive clinic – 2 lecture days
Liver/Gallbladder clinic – 2 lecture days
Urinary clinic – 2 lecture days
Gynecology clinic – 2 lecture days
Hematology clinic – 2 lecture days
General system clinic – 2 lecture days
Skin clinic – 2 lecture days
Mental/emotional clinic – 2 lecture days
Clinical practice – 10 days
The applicants must have completed at least an ITEC level 3 Anatomy & Physiology (or equivalent) previous training. Adequate knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology is essential.
Please read our Treatment Safety Check List before attending CCM courses
The course fee is £3500* per year
- 45 lecture days
- 15 Clinical practice days
- Course Textbooks (electronic version)
- Lecture presentations
- Exam fees
After successfully completing your course there is a £30 certification charge
*To reserve a place there is a £400 deposit. The balance of £3100 is payable in up to six monthly instalments
Acupuncture Society Membership
Successful graduates from this course can apply for membership of the Acupuncture Society and are entitled to use the abbreviations MAcS after their names. The Society can also arrange professional indemnity insurance at a very competitive members preferential rate.
All members must be insured and log 15 hours of CPD per year (8 hours courses/seminars/workshops and 7 hours home study/research). They need to adhere to The Society’s Code of ethics rules and regulations and supply copies of their insurance. Acupuncture Society members are exempted from Local Authority Licensing in many areas including Greater London. For those working outside of Greater London, please check with your local authority.
The annual Acupressure membership to the Acupuncture Society is £100.