Acupuncture course face-to-face component


Years of experience have allowed us to refine and evolve course delivery to match the changing requirements of our students.


Course topics covering Acupuncture & Dry Needling, Sports Massage Training, Yoga Teacher Training & Exercise Prescription.


Exceptional educational experiences delivered worldwide, from the United Kingdom all the way to Bermuda and Barbados.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 216 reviews

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Emma McPherson

2 months ago

I have just completed the Breeze Advanced Acupuncture course, which was a hybrid course. The online information was clearly presented by Carl and a helpful precursor to the weekend in-person course, which was led by Lynn Pearce. It is clear Lynn is an expert in her field. She doesn't just know her stuff, she has the skill to present such complex information in a clear way. The handouts were excellent and a great resource to refer back to when in clinic. The handout and the online information has been very useful in increasing my understanding of the 5 elements. I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a greater depth to their knowledge and wish to fine tune their needling skills and point selection. Thanks for a great course.

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Rachael Nicolson

a month ago

The course is very well structured and thought out. The online learning is clear, with an excellent and structured system in place for finding different topics and progressing through self study. I spent longer than the suggested time studying the online material to make sure I had it remembered, so I will schedule in extra time for the next course. In person teaching was also excellent and Carl is clearly very knowledgeable both on the topic overall and teaching. I would say that the learning experience here was better prepared and executed than large parts of my uni degree. The administration team is also excellent and very efficient and helpful. Can't recommend enough.

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Jill Seenan

a month ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my Acupuncture Foundation Course. It was a good mix of online and in person content. Carl made the course fun and relaxed while teaching us so well and giving us confidence. The pain physiology teaching was particularly fantastic. It was also great to get a taste of the history and principles of TCM but also for it to be related to modern medicine principles. I am so excited to start practicing my new skillset. Thank you Breeze Academy!

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Robert Carney

6 months ago

Great learning app - especially the videos - These prepared me for the practical learning well, which helped build my confidence steadily with needle placement and understanding the theory to help understand how Acupuncture can be used in the treatment of patients. Really enjoyed course - Thank you.

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Dylan George

in the last week

Did a 3-day Acupuncture and Dry-Needling course with Carl. He was brilliant, very down to earth, easy to understand and open to questions. Learnt so much in such a short time, now I can get out there and help more patients with another discipline under my belt. Thanks so much

Meet the tutors

Claire Gregory

Claire Gregory

Hello, I have worked across the Health & Wellness sector for almost 20 years, spanning Sport & Exercise, Women’s Health, as well as Pre- and Post-Partum Care. Since 2006, I have delivered and lead upon CPD...
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Dr. Carl Clarkson

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Over a decade ago, I had an ambitious vision – create exceptional learning experiences for healthcare professionals. My career began in 2004 as a Physiotherapist, where a passion for helping people was...
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Dr. Michael Kelly

Dr. Michael Kelly

Hello, I am an MSK physiotherapist by background, and currently a Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy programme lead, and fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have spent over 20 years studying and...
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Lynn Pearce

Lynn Pearce

Lynn has worked continuously in the clinical field since qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1982. Gravitating towards out-patients, she added acupuncture to her tool box in 1989. Finding results went far beyond...
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Nicola Môn

Nicola Môn

Hello, my name is Nicola Môn and I qualified as a physiotherapist from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014. It was in my first job as a PT that I witnessed both acupuncture and dry needling being used as a...
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Shara Crunden

Shara Crunden

Shara qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 from Johannesburg medical school where she also picked up the love of Yoga and Pilates. After moving to Bermuda and attending a course by the amazing Dr Neil...
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Industry Leading CPD training

Breeze Academy is an accredited, globally trusted, 5-star rated, specialist training provider, offering industry-leading CPD training for ambitious health and wellness professionals. Combining the very best in online and face-to-face course delivery, we have helped 1000’s of individuals to advance their careers, whilst also offering more to their clients and patients.

Our courses include medical acupuncture & dry needling training, level 3 & level 4 sports massage training, yoga teacher training, exercise prescription, as well as tutor coaching for those looking to create their own online course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All of our face-to-face courses come with a wealth of online learning, which will prepare you for the contact event. This is essential reading, and the time it takes to complete can vary from course to course. Head to our training platform on Thinkific, and begin your learning journey when it suits you best!

We will be in touch 2 weeks prior to the course start date with details on directions, transport, and food options. Please note that, unless otherwise stated, all of our courses do not provide lunch, but will provide refreshments for break periods.

There are a number of measures we take to assess the quality of teaching throughout all of our courses, primarily through student feedback and external moderators. Our student feedback is gained via in-course surveys, website testimonials, and social media platforms. All comments are thoroughly reviewed and when appropriate, acted upon.

We feel strongly that in order to maintain our position as a leading training provider, our tutors are aware of what works well and what could be built upon. At the annual review panel, we request that tutors submit a reflective piece outlining how they have acted upon feedback and what they intend to do in the following year to ensure their courses are of the highest quality. As a result, our tutors consistently have positive feedback and are asked to provide further training on a regular basis.

Before any course is advertised, the tutor must submit a lesson plan containing the aims, objectives, and course content. These are reviewed internally for consistency, applicability, and their pedagogical qualities, and are then sent out for external review.

In line with revalidation approaches adopted for healthcare degrees, all courses that are deemed appropriate will be subject to further quality assurance at 5-year intervals. All tutors are expected to update their courses in light of any related literature published in the interim period to ensure all courses remain evidence-based and within context.

One reason that Breeze Academy stands out amongst health and wellness education providers is our commitment to making education accessible to as many people as possible.

Towards this, we can tailor a CPD training event to suit the needs of you and your associates. Please contact us on [email protected] to discuss running your own, bespoke course.

We are proud to offer help and advice via email to anyone who has attended one of our courses. We also offer consultancy on service provision, which we can tailor to suit your team's specific requirements.

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Acupuncture & Dry Needling Training Course

Acupuncture & Dry Needling (Foundation)

We deliver acupuncture and dry needling foundation courses across the globe, and have courses running in every major city in the UK. Join us at an upcoming course and enhance your clinical skills even further.

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Acupuncture & Dry Needling Training Course

Acupuncture & Dry Needling (CPD)

Whether you are looking for a refresher, training in a specific area, or delving into more advanced needling, we have a course for you. Fully online and face-to-face training available, or host your own course.

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Acupuncture & Dry Needling Training Course

Acupuncture Course (Entry Level)

We offer acupuncture entry level training for health and wellness practitioners throughout the UK. Join us at an upcoming course and advance your treatment option portfolio.

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Sports Massage Training Course

Sports Massage Training (Level 3 & 4)

Your career in sports massage therapy awaits. Gain your sports massage qualification with a team of experts who are dedicated to creating the very best sports massage therapists.

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Strength, Conditioning & Exercise Prescription

We’ve developed a range of strength and conditioning training courses for healthcare professionals looking to safely and effectively apply the principles of exercise prescription.

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Clinical Yoga Courses

Clinical Yoga Teacher Training

We’ve developed a range of yoga teacher training courses for health and wellness practitioners looking to unlock the power of yoga as a tool for rehabilitation, recovery and well-being.

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