The HAC Acupuncture Training Course
36 days attending, includes online resources.
Generally acupuncture courses are for 3 years (not full time) but this does not mean it is the only way. We believe that it is quite possible to learn enough to be safe, confident and effective in a shorter time. This course offers an alternative to the high cost, time commitment and academic study required of a 3 year course. Our graduates are living proof that you can learn to be a practitioner in less than a year so long as you are committed and apply yourself to it. In fact there are quite a few people who practice acupuncture who have done shorter courses or trained abroad.
Yes, we will train you to the same standards in acupuncture health and safety as anyone else. It is not complicated or difficult to be safe with acupuncture but you must observe a few strict rules.
We used to but we are not offering this at the moment. However, there are plans to revisit the online+ attending formula in the future so watch this space.
What our students say, there are various quotes on the site and on our Facebook page 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 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 (although there are 300+ points most practitioners do not use more than about 50 on a regular basis). However, we still 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.