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  

 

Denise talks about attendance on the weekend and weekday acupuncture courses.

Fitting the acupuncture course in with your life

You can choose between studying at weekends or weekdays

Typically your study week will consist of time in class at the College, time in our teaching clinic (open Monday to Saturday), e-learning at home and home study. A guide for home study is 2 hours of home study for each hour in class or clinic.

Attendance on our weekday course

The weekday acupuncture course is taught during the week - two half days each week during term times (25 weeks in all) plus five extra half days over the year. There is also half a day of e-learning each week that you undertake at home in your own time, and which is also counted towards your attendance. The weekday course starts in early October and finishes in June. You have a long break from classroom learning over the summer, a short break over Christmas and Easter, and a half-term break each term.

For the course starting in 2019 weekday teaching will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with five extra mornings on Mondays spread through the year.

Classroom sessions will run from 10am to 1:30pm

 

Attendance on our weekend course

The weekend acupuncture course is taught at weekends – approximately every other weekend during term time (14 weekends in all). There is also e-learning that you undertake at home in your own time, and which is also counted towards your attendance. The weekend course starts in early October and finishes in June with a long break from classroom learning over the summer and a short break over Christmas and Easter.

Classroom sessions run from 10.00am - 6.00pm on Saturday and 9.30am - 5.30pm on Sunday

 

 

Courses attendance summary

First Year Second Year Third Year
14 weekends, or weekdays over 25 weeks in term time 14 weekends, or weekdays over 25 weeks in term time 14 weekends, or weekdays over 25 weeks in term time
8 days in clinic
and 2 days of practitioner observation
17 days in clinic
and 3 days of practitioner observation
20 days in clinic

 

Clinic days

Northern college of acupuncture, Carole Cook


Carole Cook - graduate

“I fitted in the BSc in Acupuncture with my part time work and bringing up a young family. I had a lot of juggling but it was manageable as long as I organised my time well. However, it was hugely rewarding, I really enjoyed the course and feel excited about my new career.”

In addition to the classroom teaching, you will gain clinical experience both in our teaching clinic here at the College and visiting other practitioners near to you.

The NCA teaching clinic is open Monday to Saturday. Clinic days are scheduled well in advance and arranged in two “blocks” with our courses administrator Linda Johnson. Ideally each block is the same day each week for a series of consecutive weeks. Student preferences are taken into account.

  • Year 1 - 8 days in the NCA clinic (please note that 3 of these days are between October and January) and 2 practitioner observation days with practitioners of your choice.
  • Year 2 - 17 days in the NCA clinic and 3 practitioner observation days with practitioners of your choice.
  • Year 3 - 20 days in the NCA clinic.