Acupuncture training can lead to a lifelong and rewarding profession...
More than that, it allows you to fully immerse yourself in a system where you never stop learning. With Chinese Medicine Philosophy, you will see and experience the world with new eyes.
As an acupuncturist, practitioners are given the flexibility of working how and when they want. This makes it perfect for those who don’t have the time for a full time job, but would like a career that allows them to maintain their responsibilities i.e. young children at home, those looking to change career, etc…
Acupuncture is also a skill that goes with you everywhere. No matter where you are in the world, there are always people who need help.
Clinical studies and research in both the East and West have proven how effective Acupuncture is at successfully treating a wide range of health problems. With Acupuncture treatment branching out across the world, it is becoming one of the biggest growing sectors in the medical industry. Western Doctors and other health care professionals are also incorporating Acupuncture into their practice. Working as an Acupuncturist allows you to practice a system of treatment that has stood the test of time, and has for decades been at the forefront of alternative medicine.
“Working as an Acupuncturist has given me a huge sense of pride in my work, knowing that I can have a direct and positive influence on helping people. It has also given me the free time to follow my own pursuits, whilst still managing a home and family.”
Courses at our Acupuncture College are focused on one thing; giving you the experience you need to feel confident to step into the world as a practitioner.
The courses are structured to make the journey to becoming a capable Acupuncturist as smooth and effective as possible. The College has divided the curriculum into three stages to enable students to start seeing patients without having to have completed three years of training.
Once students finish their first year, they are fully qualified and insurable to open their own practice, allowing students to earn as they learn. In this way, students are able to gain valuable clinical experience to complement their studies throughout Years Two and Three.
Q1. How long are the courses?
The Diploma in Pain Management and Traditional Chinese Medicine will have one weekend of training per month. While the first year Diploma course lasts for nine months, the Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine lasts for three years, including the first year diploma's nine month duration.
Q2. When can I start?
All Acupuncture courses begin in September every year. Year One lectures will be held on the first weekend of the month each month, and years Two and Three lectures are held on the second and third weekend of every month. For more information see each course for a schedule of lecture weekends.
Q3. What qualifications do I need to enroll?
No qualifications are needed to apply. The only requirement is a passion to learn what we teach and a desire to help others.
Q4. Will I have to be needled?
Yes. When training to become an Acupuncturist, it is important that as a practitioner, you are able to empathise with your patients; to know exactly what they feel is an invaluable asset for anyone in this field of work.
Q5. Will we be writing a lot of essays?
No. These are not courses where essays are set. You won’t write essays for a living, so we don’t ask you to do them. You will earn your living using your skills in Acupuncture and consulting and this is what our college focuses on. The OICCT offers the practical hands on skills that you need to become successful.
Q6. How much time is spent doing practical work?
One third of the Year One course is devoted to lectures, and the other two thirds to practical. In Years Two and Three, the time spent on theory will increase.
Q7. Are there any assessments?
Assessments will be conducted at intervals throughout the course. These are for the benefit of you and your tutors, allowing both parties to see which areas you may be struggling with and help you accordingly.
Q8. What if I want to postpone my training after the first or second year?
Students wishing to postpone their training and come back some time later are welcome to do so.
Q9. How will you help me to get to work?
The OICCT gives tremendous amounts of support to its students once they decide to start their own practice.