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Introduction to Acupuncture - Workshop

Course code: ZSKV000P

Subject area: Complementary Therapies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 16:00

Days of week:


Course date:

15th Jun 2024 - 15th Jun 2024

Course location:

Gosford Hill School

Contact details


01235 555 585

The course will introduce several aspects of Traditional Chinese medicine specifically the practice of Acupuncture. It will provide the opportunity to explore the dynamics of this inspirational system of medicine. The essence of the course is to provide the learner with an experiential opportunity to enable/empower them to consider treatment and or the study of acupuncture.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wishes to investigate acupuncture and the benefits it has to offer with the view of considering having treatment or exploring the possibility of a career as an acupuncturist. No previous medical knowledge is required to fully immerse yourself in this course.

What the course will cover:

• A Brief overview of the history of acupuncture.

• The laws and principles that govern acupuncture.

• The Essence of Five Element Acupuncture.

• How Food influences our health from a Chinese Medicine perspective.

• The life force of Qi and the Meridian network.

• A selection of the functions and names of acupuncture points.

• Hands on practice of finding a selection of acupuncture points

• Hands on practice of the art of pulse taking.

• Reading recommendations for further study.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Comprehend the terminology you encounter when enquiring about acupuncture.

Make an informed confident choice regarding the possibility of engaging on a course of acupuncture treatment. Feel empowered to consider which aspects of your lifestyle are potentially promoting challenges to your health.

Please bring lunch and refreshments with you.

Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Enrol on another of our complementary therapy workshops or courses.
Entry criteria
Anyone wishing to enhance their learning the health benefits of acupuncture or are considering embarking on an inspiring professional career.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £57.60

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £57.60

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, discussion, pair work, group work and practical activities. The tutor will offer one-to-one support throughout the course and provide feedback.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be required to measure your progress by completing a RARPA form which represents the Recognition and Recording of your Progress and Achievement.