12. I haven’t studied for a long time – what help and support will I receive?
Many of our students are coming back to study acupuncture after a long break from study, and we understand that this can be quite daunting. You will find lots of support and help here at the NCA, both when you start and throughout your training - we are committed to supporting you to succeed in completing our acupuncture courses. Support starts at interview where we will look at your work and academic study and help identify areas where you may need help – or that you need to cover before you can start the course. Once you have started the course you will be allocated a personal tutor who will give support and advice throughout your training. You write a personal development plan which helps you to identify any support you may need during your time with us, and you will meet regularly to discuss your learning and your development as a practitioner. If you need additional one-to-one input we have dedicated learning support tutors and a counselling service. All our staff are supportive and willing to help and our doors are always open. You will find your fellow students an important source of mutual support and our cohorts form strong bonds of friendship throughout their three years in College and beyond. Our acupuncture training courses can be demanding - but we help you to get the best from us and us from you!
Bryony Griffiths -
“Going back into education after seven or so years was very daunting. Lara showed me some great support when I telephoned her and she set me up with the College counsellor which really helped!”