Your lessons will run from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on two days per week. Our Acupuncture courses starting in September 2021 will run on Thursdays and Fridays.
This will enable you to organise your life in advance if you are going to be working part-time or need to arrange child-care. We are happy for our students to have part-time work but advise against working full-time whilst studying. A maximum of three days part-time work whilst studying is acceptable, although two is preferable.
The City College of Acupuncture programme is structured to runs over three years. Each year has around 60 days of classroom tuition. These days roughly coincide with school terms, so you will get breaks at the traditional times such as Christmas, Easter and the Summer. Our office will be able to give you an accurate timetable of our dates.
As the course is designed in a flexible, modular way you will have the chance to take additional breaks if you need to, as long as you complete all of the modules in five years.
You will be expected to attend at least 80% of your normal lectures, with a full 100% of your 400 clinical hours being required. Studying with us will be a big commitment, but it will be worth it!
Additional time commitments
There are, of course, additional time commitments. As this is a degree-level course you will be expected to do a considerable amount of home study.
This could consist of reading, memorizing facts, writing essays, practising your anatomy or point location with friends, or even reflecting on your experiences. Each lesson will have tutor-directed home study to go with it, but there will also be time for you to just ‘follow your nose’ and complete additional study that interests you. You need to make this additional time commitment every week, or you could be easily overwhelmed. Studying acupuncture isn’t easy – but it is incredibly life-enhancing!