Reasons to Study Acupuncture at ICOM

There are many reasons to choose ICOM for your Acupuncture training. Here are just some of them. Come along to our next open day and you’ll discover many more…

  • You will study at the UK’s longest established Acupuncture training college. We have trained first class Acupuncturists for over fifty years.
  • You’ll also learn all of the acupuncture points, all the channels and all their connections, not just some of them.
  • We are a small, friendly Acupuncture training college and you’ll soon feel like part of the ICOM family.
  • We keep our classes small so that you receive all the support you need, particularly in the practical classes.
  • Much of our teaching is now online which allows you a great deal of additional flexibility if you’re juggling studies with other commitments. Students joining us from Autumn 2024 onwards will only be required to attend in person 50% of the time, on alternate weeks. The rest of the learning will take place online.
  • You can choose to study our Acupuncture course either full time (3 years) or you can study part time (4-5 years).
  • We will find your patients for your student clinics, so you don’t have to.
  • You’ll have more fully supervised one-to-one patient consultations than at any other institution.
  • We offer clinic opportunities after graduation at ICOM Clinic.
  • We do not charge you an application fee and you can apply all year round.
  • We are internationally renowned for our philosophical and practical application of the Stems and Branches theory which is unique to ICOM.
  • No formal qualifications? You’ll still be considered for a place on our Acupuncture training course. We treat all applicants equally in terms of academic suitability. We also value your life experience, commitment, enthusiasm, determination and motivation.
  • You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you for the duration of the course.
  • After graduation there are opportunities to volunteer with charities in Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka, providing Acupuncture to some of the poorest people in the world.

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Applications We do not charge an application fee and applications are accepted all year round. There is no application deadline, but a discount may be available for early applications. Complete the online application form Entry Requirements A Levels: 3 A Levels (grade C or above) GCSEs: (minimum grade C)  5 GCSEs including Maths and English [...]