Acupuncture Course (Entry Level)

Skill level: BeginnerCPD hours: 2 days
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Course details

  • The UK's leading acupuncture & dry needling education provider
  • Globally trusted acupuncture and dry needling tutor
  • Consistently rated 5-star by healthcare professionals
  • Triple-locked quality assurance
  • Governing body compliant
  • If you prefer, pay over three months

If you're a regulated healthcare professional, please head to our foundation course page instead.

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Try an online module of this course for free.

Where our delegates work

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A practising health and wellness practitioner, with a minimum of 100 hours of client facing activity that includes hands-on therapy (eg massage, reflexology). Regulated healthcare professionals and sports therapists, please see our foundation course.

If you're unsure of your best route, please send us a message via our contact form or on [email protected] (we respond to all queries, usually within the hour).

Our entry level course combines non-live online learning, with a 2 day face-to-face practical workshop, which on successful completion leaves our delegates confident and safe in using acupuncture for a selection of common ailments*.

Taking a recipe based approach, the practical component of the course covers:

  • Stress, anxiety, general wellbeing
  • Relaxation, immune-enhancement
  • Women's health (including hot flushes, period pain and irregular menstruation, brain fog and bloating)
  • Lethargy

Safe clinical application of acupuncture is dovetailed with TCM philosophy on our online platform, which is then reinforced during the live workshop.

*The effectiveness of acupuncture for these conditions has yet to be proven in rigorous research, but are commonly reported benefits. Please note, this course does not cover needling the torso or for pain – these are covered on our foundation course. We are pleased to offer a bridging course for delegates who successfully complete the entry-level course. This course is designed to equip you with the vital knowledge and skills, enabling a seamless progression to enrolment onto the foundation course. Please contact us for further information on this exceptional opportunity.

As soon as you book, you’ll be given access to our online entry level acupuncture training platform where you’ll be required to complete a series of modules prior to the face-to-face training component of the course.

We’ve proudly put together the very best in online acupuncture training to guarantee that course delegates feel ready and confident before attending face-to-face training, whilst also providing them with the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format both during and after the course*.

Our entry level courses are fun, practical and engaging, and cover common ailments that you will see in your clinic, daily. We use practical, hands-on skills based training combined with case study role play, so on completion of the course,  you get to put your learning into real situations right away.

*Access to online content available until 1 month after the face-to-face element.

Are you looking to advance your treatment option portfolio and offer your clients more? Then this course is exactly what you’ve been looking for. This course has been specifically designed for health and wellness practitioners who have experience working with clients, but no acupuncture experience.

Our entry level acupuncture course is open to:

  • Complementary Therapists
  • Reflexologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Holistic Therapists
  • Bodywork practitioners
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Beauty Therapists

Unsure if that includes you? Please send us a message via our contact form or on [email protected] (we respond to all queries, usually within the hour).

Clients love it, therapists love it, and you will love it! Acupuncture perfectly compliments day-to-day practice, enabling practitioners to offer more to their clients. Can you recall where clients have asked about acupuncture, or have gone elsewhere to receive treatment?

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to help ease a myriad of symptoms, and whilst the most robust evidence for acupuncture effectiveness is within pain, countless people attribute their positive changes to mood and health to acupuncture.*

*The effectiveness of acupuncture for these conditions has yet to be proven in rigorous research, but are commonly reported benefits.

We deliver acupuncture courses across the globe, and have courses running in every major city in the UK. We are triple-locked quality assured, meaning you can be confident that we offer the very best in education.

Our History, Heritage & Global Reputation

Expertly curated and delivered by Dr. Carl Clarkson and his team of enthusiastic tutors, our courses strive to put the learner at the centre of everything we do. We have a rich education and academic background, including MSc, PhD and countless hours delivering exceptional quality learning experiences across the globe.

Our Unique Blend Of Online & Face To Face

Carefully curated online content, both before and after the face-to-face component, allows you access to high quality education whenever and wherever you want – pause, replay and rewind to your heart’s content. We provide the very best in online acupuncture training to guarantee that course delegates feel ready and confident when attending their face-to-face training, whilst also providing them with the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format during and after the course.

Our Exceptional Five-Star Course Reviews

We’re passionate about acupuncture, and passionate about delivering exceptional educational experiences. Reflecting this, our entry level acupuncture course is consistently rated five-stars and has fantastic reviews. In fact, the majority of our bookings are via recommendations from past attendees! Check out there reviews here.

Our Fully Evidence-Based Approach

We combine the latest research with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of acupuncture. This entry level acupuncture course has clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully informed decisions on how and when to introduce acupuncture into a client’s care package.

In line with common standards of acupuncture and dry needling education, there will be a safety test, theoretical case studies to complete, and short MCQs.

We’re with you every step of the way. As soon as you book, you’ll gain access to our online portal, meaning you can start learning immediately. In addition, our team of tutors and learner support team are easily accessible, and happy to help in any way we can.

Close to the face-to-face workshop, we will be in touch with the finer details associated with start times, parking and other points to note.

We are pleased to offer you the option of paying for the course up front, or over 3 months (at no extra cost). However, in order to receive your certificate, you must have paid the course fee in full.

If you've checked over the course info but still have some questions, please get in touch via our contact form or on [email protected] (we respond to all queries, usually within the hour).

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Meet your tutor

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Dr. Carl Clarkson

Qualifications
  • PhD, Acupuncture and Women’s Health, Northumbria University
  • MSc, Acupuncture, Coventry University
  • PGCE, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Teeside University
  • BSc, Physiotherapy, Northumbria University
Achievements
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA
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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Agenda

Online Learning Prior to Face-to-Face Online

There are 5 modules to complete prior to attending the face-to-face workshop. These include:

  • Course introduction
  • Safe clinical practice
  • Safety in acupuncture
  • Needing basics
  • TCM principles

Face-to-Face Day 1

Here, you will be introduced to surface palpation of the musculoskeletal system, before mapping out meridian pathways and prominent acupoints.

You will progress to needling techniques before advancing to several simple acupuncture protocols for common ailments. You will have the opportunity to practice needle insertion and acupoint combinations.

Finally, case study work will focus on safe practice to ensure safe clinics theory is understood.

Face-to-Face Day 2

Building upon day 1, multiple treatment protocols will be practiced to give you a portfolio of easy to administer acupuncture recipes for a range of commonly observed issues.

We integrate case study work and role play to ensure you feel safe and confident delivering acupuncture protocols that you have been taught, to your clients.

You will also complete a practical safety test.

Online Post Face-to-Face Online

You will complete several MCQ tests before being awarded your certificate in entry level acupuncture.

Course bookings

Request this course near you

London, UK

15th - 16th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

£635.00London, E1W 3, UK

Newcastle, UK

26th - 27th Jun 2024 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

£635.00£750.00Breeze Academy HQ, Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

Nottingham, UK

11th - 12th Jul 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00Nottingham, NG2 3, UK

Sheffield, uk

8th - 9th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00Sheffield, S1 4, UK

London, UK

24th - 25th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00London, W1W 6, UK

Middlesbrough, UK

29th - 30th Aug 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00Middlesbrough, TS1 2, UK

Bristol, UK

5th - 6th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK

Warrington, UK

14th - 15th Sep 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00Warrington, WA2 7, UK

Sheffield, UK

24th - 25th Oct 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00Sheffield, S1 4, UK

London, UK

21st - 22nd Nov 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00London, W1W 6, UK

Newcastle, UK

4th - 5th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00Newcastle, NE29 6, UK

Bristol, UK

19th - 20th Dec 2024 (8:45 AM - 4:30 PM)

£635.00Bristol, BS1 2, UK