Study on our high-quality acupuncture courses at the Northern College of Acupuncture


BSc in Acupuncture (weekend and weekday options) – our next courses start end of September/early October 2019. Find out more by joining us for our online presentation and Q&A evening or on our next full days acupuncture introductory event on Saturday 16th February  - click here to book your place  


Northern College of Acupuncture - College librarian Cath Mortimer

College Librarian Cath Mortimer

"I really enjoy running our friendly library here at the College. It is a substantial specialist library, holding a wide range of key texts, journals and dissertations. It covers both Chinese medicine and nutrition, along with the Western medical texts which our students need. I also help students to access an amazing variety of items from the huge range of references which are available online. Contact with our students and staff can be inspirational, and the library is a focal point for enthusiastic exchange of ideas. It’s brilliant to be at the centre of it all!"


College facilities and information

The library

Our library is one of the most popular rooms in the building. It is a substantial specialist library which holds a wide range of key texts, journals and dissertations. There is plenty of support and assistance available from our librarian Cath.

Online learning resources

You will have access to a range of online resources including our virtual learning environment (VLE) on Moodle which gives you access to all course materials, discussion forums, e-learning sessions and a variety of other online resources and information about the College. You will also have access to a range of online journals appropriate to your academic needs.





Minimum IT specifications

Students are required to have access to a computer and this needs to be compatible with the NCA e-learning programme which can be accessed on a PC (Windows 7, 8 or 10), on a Mac (System 10.6 or later) or on an iPad (1, 2 or 3); although please note that not all areas of e-learning sessions may be completed on an iPad. Please read our “minimum specification document” to check that your computer is ready for e-learning.



Wireless internet and IT

We have wireless internet access throughout the building and a number of PCs for student use here in the College and we expect all written work to be submitted in word-processed form.


Become a student member of the British Acupuncture Council

During your time as an acupuncture undergraduate the BAcC invites you to become a student member, free of charge. Being a student member offers various benefits including:

  • Acu. – the in house BAcC magazine published five times a year to keep members up to date with practice and professional news
  • Access to the student only online forum: a place to chat with students from other Colleges and get advice from a panel of BAcC advisors
  • Access to regional groups: many regional group meetings are open to students and give you an opportunity to meet practising acupuncturists for networking, speakers, practitioner development, etc.

Aymeric Lecomte, Northern College of Acupuncture

Aymeric Lecomte – Year 1 student

"Being a student member of the BAcC gives me a range of benefits including access to discounted textbooks, helping me to grow a library I can refer to throughout my career. They are also about Codes and Regulation, and the Code of Safe Practice which is helpful for me as a student. The BAcC also produce online guides to starting out in practice which I can already see will be useful information at this crucial stage."


  • Access to all the latest research news, plus access to the Acupuncture Research and Resource Centre (ARRC) database with over 16,000 citations on acupuncture based research
  • Links: to outside organisations, suppliers, and teaching institutions
  • Study resources including articles by experienced practitioners
  • Professional guidance including current BAcC documents and updates covering ethics and continuing professional development (CPD)
  • A further information pack in your final year to guide you into full UK membership and into practice.

Successful students will be eligible to apply for full BAcC membership in September of their final year.

Disabled access

There is good access to the whole College for students with disabilities who also have permission to park in the College car park.


There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from in York. We are centrally located with plenty of choice close to the College including guest houses, back-packers, budget and mid- range hotels. Many of our students stay with local families who offer reasonably priced bed and breakfast accommodation in their homes.




As a student you are only allowed to use our car park if you have a disability blue badge. There are several long stay car parks close by with the nearest being Nunnery Lane. Many of our students use the various “park and ride” facilities on the outskirts of the city with a drop off point on Rougier Street, which is a 5 minute walk from the College.

Coming by train

We are a ten minute walk from the station. You will be entitled to buy a railcard to help toward the cost of rail travel.