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  

Guest Specialty Tutors

To ensure a dynamic and interesting programme for our students, we regularly invite guest tutors to lecture in their speciality subjects. In 2019/20 our guest tutors may include:

Neil Quinton

Mental and emotional problems

Neil has a special interest in the treatment of psychiatric illness with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has been working as an acupuncturist as part of mainstream mental health services in Walsall for the last seven years.

June Tranmer

Paediatric acupuncture

June is an NCA graduate and Director of the Healing Clinic in York. She has many years’ experience as a paediatric acupuncturist and teacher.

Irina Szmelskyj


Irina has specialist skills and interest in acupuncture for infertility, IVF, pregnancy and post-natal care. With her colleague Lianne Aquilina, Irina is the author of “Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction: An integrated approach to treatment and management”.

Andy Harrop

Japanese acupuncture

Andy has spent many years perfecting his practice of Japanese acupuncture, shiatsu, macrobiotics, and aikido in the UK, Japan and the USA.

David Mayor


David is the author of “Electro-acupuncture - A Practical Manual and Resource” and is a well- respected teacher of electro-acupuncture and associated treatment methods.

Alan Hext

5 element acupuncture

Alan has been in practice and teaching acupuncture for over 30 years and is the co-author of a translation and commentary of the Chinese classic, Huainanzi chapter 7 entitled Jing Shen.



Pip Bolland


Pip Bolland - recent graduate

"I am really enjoyed to all the year three Masterclasses in our final two terms – particularly finding out more about Japanese acupuncture with Andy Harrop. Neil Quinton’s lectures on mental and emotional problems were been extremely useful in preparing me for treating patients with anxiety and depression when I started my own practice this year."