Why study with us?


TEN great reasons to study Acupuncture and Tui Na at The City College of Acupuncture

1) A broad and thorough grounding in Traditional Chinese Medicine
• We believe that students shouldn’t specialise too early in their training so we teach you all of the main ways of diagnosing and using acupuncture
• Specialising in one form of acupuncture too early means that in order to further your understanding of TCM you may actually need to go back to understand the basics that you didn’t cover fully

2) Hands-on, practical work in every module
• Our aim is to create excellent practitioners, which means we have a strong focus on the practical skills of acupuncture from the outset
• Our students start needling, cupping and using moxibustion within a few weeks of starting on the course, and they continue doing this across the whole of the course

3) Small groups mean an apprentice-like training
• Learning anatomy and point location is difficult if you don’t have any experience in body-work, so small group sizes are essential to get extensive one-to-one feedback
• In our experience, subjects like Western Medical Sciences can also be as complex to understand as Chinese Medicine – which is why we give just as much support to our students in these subjects

4) An eclectic approach to teaching
• Our staff trained in a number of different institutions and bring a wide range of experience to the CCA course – they aren’t just repeating what their teachers taught them
• We work hard to make sure that what we teach you is up-to-date and relevant to the work of an acupuncturist

5) High academic standards
• Our acupuncture course is taught at level 4, 5, and 6 which means that it is at the same level as a degree but without the additional cost and restrictions that this brings

6) Accreditation
• Our course is accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) which guarantees excellence in training, safe practice and professional conduct. BAAB accredited courses are taught at honours degree level
• Graduating from a BAAB accredited institution makes you eligible to join the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the largest registering body for Traditional Acupuncturists in the UK

7) All of our teachers are successful practitioners
• All of your lectures will be delivered by professional practitioners – we do not have any members of staff who are full-time academics.

8) Great Location
• We are easy to get to on public transport, being just a few minutes from Old Street tube station and the many buses that also run there.

9) Our support continues after you graduate
• You can return after graduation to retake any lessons you may have missed, free of charge
• We offer you free clinic space one day per week for up to a year to help you whilst you are setting up in practice, so you can start making back the money you have invested in your studies

10) Two intakes per year

• The City College of Acupuncture now has two intakes per year. You can access our course on either a weekday or weekend
• The weekend option is not a part-time course – it is identical to our weekday course, except running at weekends

Our students are a very cosmopolitan bunch from a wide range of social and educational backgrounds.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, there is a place for you here!