Support once you have qualified
The transition from College student to professional practice is a crucial time and it is important to have on-going support and encouragement.
Cat Cormack - graduate
"I got a lot out of the day, it has triggered a lot of thought processes for me about how I’m going about things at the moment. All the SEO advice was very timely and I am going to incorporate a lot of the advice into my web design."
Rachel Blackeby - graduate
The day was really excellent, the food was fantastic and I have already ordered my AAW promotional items and started preparing my press release for the local paper. I would recommend this day to other newbie practitioners!”
Practice Development Workshop
In the New Year after graduation we invite our most recently graduated groups back to College for a free day of workshops aimed at helping them to further develop their practices. Each year different business development topics will be chosen such as: optimising your website, finding your way around social media, running a multi bed clinic and working within the NHS. Of course, one of the most rewarding aspects of the day is getting together with friends and tutors.
British Acupuncture Council
The regional groups of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) provide valuable networking with your fellow practitioners. The annual BAcC conference, which is held in venues around the country, is a great opportunity for you to meet up with your fellow graduates, network and add to your knowledge. The NCA runs a stand which creates a “focal point” for our students and graduates.
One popular way of having a helping hand when you first start your practice is “personal supervision” from a qualified local practitioner.
Further study at the NCA
When you are in practice you will be keen to study aspects of the subject in greater depth, and the NCA arranges a series of practitioner seminars throughout the year to help to meet this need.
Some of our acupuncture graduates go on to study Chinese herbal medicine or nutrition with us. Also we offer an online MSc in Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice) for our graduates and the wider global oriental medicine community.