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The Healing & Acupuncture College

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Welcome to the College Website

Train as an acupuncturist at The Healing & Acupuncture College! We’ve been offering fast track courses since 2008.

We can prepare you for a career in acupuncture without the constraints of time and location usually associated with a course like this. With our innovative online platform, you can work through our comprehensive schedule from anywhere with an internet connection. Each online module is followed up with an action-packed practical weekend (monthly) spent in the inspiring surroundings of our venue in the beautiful Somerset countryside.

We also offer an exciting advanced program, where we specialise in teaching areas such as Cosmetic Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Fertility, Ear Acupuncture, and extended clinical practice. This advanced diploma will give you further knowledge & experience to expand your horizons.

The Healing & Acupuncture College, is not just about education; we’re about creating an experience. Let the tranquil surroundings inspire your learning journey and connect with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.

So, your career in acupuncture is within reach. Embrace the opportunity to transform lives, including your own. Join us at The Healing & Acupuncture College and embark on a thrilling adventure that will shape your future.

Welcome to the College Website

Train as an acupuncturist at The Healing & Acupuncture College! We’ve been offering fast track courses since 2008.

We can prepare you for a career in acupuncture without the constraints of time and location usually associated with a course like this. With our innovative online platform, you can work through our comprehensive schedule from anywhere with an internet connection. Each online module is followed up with an action-packed practical weekend (monthly) spent in the inspiring surroundings of our venue in the beautiful Somerset countryside.

We also offer an exciting advanced program, where we specialise in teaching areas such as Cosmetic Acupuncture, Acupuncture for Fertility, Ear Acupuncture, and extended clinical practice. This advanced diploma will give you further knowledge & experience to expand your horizons.

The Healing & Acupuncture College, is not just about education; we’re about creating an experience. Let the tranquil surroundings inspire your learning journey and connect with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.

So, your career in acupuncture is within reach. Embrace the opportunity to transform lives, including your own. Join us at The Healing & Acupuncture College and embark on a thrilling adventure that will shape your future.

The HAC Course

  • Study using our online resources including video, directed reading, assignments and evaluations.
  • Acupuncture courses over 8 modules in small groups for focussed instruction & rapid learning.
  • Attend for one full weekend at the end of each module, a total attendance requirement of 8 weekends over 8 – 10 months.
  • Most theory is learnt online and the attending days concentrate on practical skills such as point location and needling, diagnosis, clinical work and self-development.
  • Students qualify to practice acupuncture and can work safely and legally in the UK using our qualification.

Your New Career in Acupuncture

  • An affordable and practical way to retrain whilst still fulfilling your existing work and family commitments.
  • Flexible acupuncture courses working as you build a practice to suit your individual ambitions and circumstances.
  • Get Inspired! Study a subject to broaden your horizons and develop your hidden potential.
  • Learn how to help others in your community whilst feeling real job satisfaction.

“A great college to have been a student of and what a great way to learn. The short Acupuncture course is long enough to make you into a confident practitioner without dragging on like some other courses. The Learning environment is friendly and professional in groups that are small enough to be personal, yet still giving a group feel. Overall this is a great course at a good price and a great learning experience.”

Martin – Graduate 2016.

Testimonials

“This fast-track course is a great balance of theory and
practical. The online material is very good and comprehensive.”

Stuart, Graduate 2023

“Excellent course providing the opportunity to graduate as an acupuncturist in a reasonable time scale and at an affordable cost. As a graduate of the college, I would highly recommend this course.”

Emma, Graduate 2016

“The HAC Acupuncture course with Jamie was exactly what I was looking for. Being a body worker with a good level of anatomical knowledge, it has given me a safe and simplified foundation to offer acupuncture as part of healing.

I wanted to learn the practical, physical and energetic side to acupuncture within Chinese Medicine. The course delivered exactly that. The learning environment is informal and relaxed, yet safe and professional. Highly recommend this as a great based to understand TCM and acupuncture.

Jo, Graduate 2018

 
“This course is a great way to get started and have a strong
understanding of acupuncture. It’s a great course, and for the
knowledge and care that you gain, it’s offered at a great price”
 

Madeline, Graduate 2023

“Having completed the course, my expectations were far exceeded. I am left with a sense of confidence and certainty in my ability as a practitioner and inspired to continue down the route of fertility and female health.

I feel honoured and privileged to have had the pleasure of hearing Jamie lecture. The topics discussed were delivered in a captivating and straightforward way. Most importantly, practical treatment approaches and fundamental principles in TCM and 5E were covered. From day one there has been an emphasis on practice as much as on theory. Most days consisted of a lecture combined with demonstrations and student practice relevant to the day’s teaching.

We were introduced to a wide range of acupuncture techniques and equipment such as electro-acupuncture, moxa, cupping and various complimentary massage techniques to name a few. This allows us to practice and experience with confidence all that acupuncture has to offer.

During the post grad part of the course, we participated in lectures on topics such as sport injuries, auricular acupuncture, gynaecology, cancer and facial rejuvenation given by acupuncturists who specialize in those fields. The lectures were insightful and incredibly interesting.

In clinic (post grad) we treated patients under supervision. This allowed us to put what we’ve learned into practice and discuss and adjust treatment plans with Jamie’s guidance as needed. Throughout the course he was great for giving constructive feedback tailored to the individual student’s need and was always welcoming of questions.

As previously stated, my expectations of this course were far exceeded. I recommend this course to anyone interested in Acupuncture and healing”.

Sierra, Graduate 2018

Frequent Questions

What Qualification will I get?

We are an AA registered training college and upon completion of the course you will qualify with our Certificate to Practice. This will enable you to join the AA and work to their code of ethics and practice. See: https://www.acupunctureassociation.org.uk

Will I be able to earn a good living?

Yes you will, so long as you put the necessary work and commitment into it. People build their practices in their own way. Some are good at networking, some are expert marketers, others just attract patients through word of mouth. There is no doubt that there are people “out there” who need acupuncture. So long as you have a plan for how you intend to build your practice and you work hard you can earn money through acupuncture.

How Much Does it Cost? – Costs are fully explained here

What about Energy & Spiritual Development?

Too right, we are never going to let you forget what acupuncture is really about. Theory and achedemia are one part of the training but you are the other. It is the unique relationship that we have with Qi (energy) and how we develop it that really matters in acupuncture. We need to bring that uniqueness into a thereputic relationship with our patients. Thats where the real magic/healing happens and thats why we are called the Healing & Acupuncture College.

Who Can Do the Course – Are there Entry Requirements?

We welcome people from all walks of life and like to meet you via e-mail, phone or zoom before you enrol. Students need to be over 21 and have some life/work experience but our basic policy is to be open to all wherever possible. If in doubt please ask or maybe even come and see us and meet staff and students, we always have a course running. We will see what we can do for you.

Testimonials

"Jamie is a very kind and competent teacher. His approach to educating made me feel at ease, never inadequate, and kept me always intrigued to hear what he had to say about any doubts. His way of teaching felt in line with the principles and purpose of Chinese medicine. It felt like a calm and loving space to learn and develop."
Theo
2023 Graduate
"The course is well-structured and balanced, offering a chance to learn Five Element and TCM acupuncture in a short time period. Jamie is a wonderful teacher."
Megan
2023 Graduate
"I loved every weekend going to practice a needle what we learned during the month. It was interesting and exciting, getting hands-on experience from the start helped to get over any fear about needing points. I was fascinated throughout and so pleased I've qualified."
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2023 Graduate
"I think this course is worth doing. It's great quality and prepares you for real work. I love it and totally recommend it."
Cecelia
2023 Graduate
"A great college to have been a student of and what a great way to learn. The short Acupuncture course is long enough to make you into a confident practitioner without dragging on like some of the other courses. The Learning environment is friendly and professional in groups that are small enough to be personal, yet still giving a group feel. Overall this is a great course at a good price and a great learning experience."
Martin
2016 Graduate
"The HAC Acupuncture course with Jamie was exactly what I was looking for. Being a body worker with a good level of anatomical knowledge, it has given me a safe and simplified foundation to offer acupuncture as part of healing. I wanted to learn the practical, physical and energetic side to acupuncture within Chinese Medicine. The course delivered exactly that. The learning environment is informal and relaxed, yet safe and professional. Highly recommend this as a great based to understand TCM and acupuncture.
Jo
2018 Graduate

The Teaching Team

Jamie Hedger

Jamie founded the college and is the main lecturer appearing on most of the videos and in classes. He has been running acupuncture courses for 10 years and has more than 25 years experience teaching and practicing acupuncture.

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Richard Jackson

A highly experienced acupuncturist and a specialist in treating fertility and gynecology, Richard serves as our external examiner and as an advanced course teacher.

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Assistants

We often have graduates of the college come and assist with classes on our acupuncture courses where we are learning skills like point location or cupping.

Our graduates are members of the AA

Contact Us – Any Questions

Our Course & Location

See the Online Portal

What We Learn - Practical Techniques - Core Course

Point Location & Needling Skills

These are core skills for an acupuncturist and we spend a lot of time on them. Firstly at home where students will read and watch video and then also in our practical sessions.

Cupping

Cupping is a useful skill and we often use it alongside acupuncture. We sometimes take the opportunity to learn some massage skills as well if students request it.

Pulse Taking

This is another important skill for acupuncturists and we encourage students to practice on friends, family and anyone else they can find.

What We Learn - Specialisations - Advanced Course

Acupuncture fertility

Fertility, Pregnancy & Gynecology

Womens health has become the hot topic for acupuncture recently. So during the Advanced course we spend two full days on this with a specialist lecturer.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

We spend a full day on this with a presentation in the morning, a full demonstration and then a chance to practice the techniques on colleagues.

Ear Acupuncture (Auriculotherapy)

Although ear acupuncture is best known for the NADA protocol used in drug rehab it is also very useful for many other conditions. We spend an additional day on this.

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Acupuncture for Pain

An Online Only Course for Qualified Acupuncturists & Acupuncture Students

Frequent Questions (FAQ's)

What Qualification will I get?

We are a BAF registered training college and upon completion of the level 4 course you will qualify with our diploma in acupuncture. This will enable you to join the acupunctureassociation.

NOW – Upon completion of our postgraduate course you will be awarded with an advanced diploma. Details

Can I make a Career out of Acupuncture?

Yes you will, so long as you put the necessary work and commitment into it. People build their practices in their own way. Some are good at networking, some are expert marketers, others just attract patients through word of mouth. There is no doubt that there are people “out there” who need acupuncture. So long as you have a plan for how you intend to build your practice and you work hard you can earn money through acupuncture.

How Much Does it Cost? – Costs are fully explained here

What about Energy & Spiritual Development?

Too right, we are never going to let you forget what acupuncture is really about. Theory and academia are one part of the training but you are the other. It is the unique relationship that we have with Qi (energy) and how we develop it that really matters in acupuncture. We need to bring that uniqueness into a thereputic relationship with our patients. That’s where the real magic/healing happens and thats why we are called the Healing & Acupuncture College.

Who Can Do the Course – Are there Entry Requirements?

We welcome people from all walks of life. Students need to be over 20 and have some life/work experience, but our basic policy is to be open to all wherever possible. If in doubt please ask or maybe even come and see us. We will see what we can do for you.

Acupuncture Treatments

If you are looking for acupuncture treatment it may be useful to know that during the latter part of the course and during the advanced course we run a student acupuncture clinic. This is a great opportunity to have treatment at low cost (£5) from our students working under supervision. The clinic does not run all the time but if you would like to attend when it does please send us an e-mail and we will let you know when the next one is running.

To see if there is an acupuncturist available near you or find about which insurance companies will cover acupuncture see the acupunctureassociation website.

Acupuncture Treatments

If you are looking for acupuncture treatment it may be useful to know that during the latter part of the course and during the advanced course we run a student acupuncture clinic. This is a great opportunity to have treatment at low cost (£5) from students working under supervision. The clinic does not run all the time but if you would like to attend when it does please send us an e-mail and we will let you know when the next one is running.

To see if there is an acupuncturist available near you or find about which insurance companies will cover acupuncture see the acupunctureassociation website.

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