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Acupuncture student Nicola talks about how she is fitting in the course with her life

Acupuncture student Nicola

talks about how she is fitting in the course with her life

8. How can I fit studies in with work and family commitments?

The majority of our students are doing exactly this, and most continue to work part time during their three years studying with us, whilst juggling family and other commitments. Our acupuncture courses start in October, and as well as choosing between the BSc and the MSc courses you can choose to study at weekends or on weekdays during term time. On the weekday option you will be in class for two half days every week during term time (apart from half term holidays.) On our weekend option you will be in class for two full days approximately every other weekend during term time (14 weekends in total over the year). Both options have a two week break for Christmas and Easter and a long break from classroom teaching over the summer. Part of the course is taught by e-learning – teaching sessions accessed from your home computer. Each of the compulsory e-learning sessions is available for 7 to 10 days for you to watch at a time that suits you. Our teaching clinic is open 6 days a week all year round apart from bank holidays, and you choose the days that are the best for you.   Home study can be totally fitted in around your commitments.

Northern college of acupuncture, Carole Cook             Carole Cook -

“I am fitting in the BSc in Acupuncture with my part time work and bringing up a young family.  I have a lot of juggling but it is manageable as long as I organise my time well. However, it is hugely rewarding and I am enjoying the course and feel excited about my new career.”