Acupuncture Training Course FAQ's
A Comprehensive Online Course + 24 Days of Practical Training
Not at the moment. However, the new Online+ 24 format does open up opportunities for alternative arrangements for the practical part of the course. If you have a proposal please run it past us!
What our students say, there are various quotes on this site and you are welcome to contact any of our graduates and ask their opinion. We can often arrange for you to visit the college and speak to our current students as well.
Unfortunately not and although acupuncture is used occasionally within the NHS it is unusual. There is no acupuncture qualification of any kind that is officially recognized although some doctors do a course with the BMAS (a short course open only to doctors) allowing them to treat NHS patients. Unfortunately (and in our opinion with no justification) the BMAS qualification is the only one generally accepted by the larger private medical insurance firms.
No. On 16th Feb 2011 the Secretary of state for Health said: “I am confident that acupuncturists have their own voluntary regulatory measures in place which are sufficiently robust. Additionally, local authorities in England have powers to regulate the hygiene of the practice of acupuncture to protect against the risk of transmission of certain infectious diseases. Similar measures are also in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland”. Unfortunately some colleges do give false information about this so if in doubt please e-mail or phone for clarification.
There is no nationally or internationally recognized qualification in acupuncture. Therefore no matter what qualification you have there will always be different requirements. We know that our qualification is acceptable in the UK but you will need to investigate exactly what the requirements are in your country if you intend to work outside the UK.
Not as far as we know, but it may be possible to obtain some kinds of career development loan depending upon individual circumstances.
The HAC courses are not attempting to compete with or bear direct comparison to any other course and we are proud of what we offer. It is an alternative where we cover what is directly relevant to daily practice. Our courses includes core theoretical material, sufficient Western medicine theory for health and safety, and fewer points. Our online + format means that students have ample time for self study and reflection in addition to the time they spend with us. This will give a thorough grounding in the subject and include the all important clean needle health and safety training. We focus on skills, practice and common sense to bring you to a point where you can practice safely and with confidence and competence. Of course that is still the beginning since you never stop learning and we always encourage our graduates to do further study. In fact we often lay on optional extra classes for our students.
Note that since the home study time is expected to match the attending time (as a minimum) the actual course time is approximately 48 days.