• It’s nearly September…….!

    Our new group starts in September, and places are going fast, so now is the time to get in touch if you are interested!  Email us at theteam@theacupunctureacademy.org.uk   (our Contact page is currently misbehaving!!) 🙂

  • March and September intakes

    New students start on our acupuncture course in March and September, and all of the information that you might need can be found under ‘The Course’ and ‘The Prospectus’ headings in the top menu.  If you have any additional questions feel free give us a call, or email through the ‘Contact Us’ page…

  • In a nutshell

    For those of you who are perhaps too busy to stay on this site for long, here is a rapid tour around The Acupuncture Academy, our ethos and our course.  Just click on the image to read about ‘TAA in a nutshell’……

  • Student Satisfaction results are in!!

    Those of you that have read through our site will know that we routinely and anonymously survey all students twice a year, asking 17 questions that relate to everything from standards of teaching through to support from the team and confidence in progressing onto the next phase.  We now have sufficient data to confidently report that our overall […]

Our graduates – in business

When thinking about undertaking a course like this, one thing people really want to know is, can I make a business out of being an acupuncturist?

We survey our graduates one year and three years after leaving us, to find out whether they are achieving what they want to. After all the marketing and business advice we give, and the tools we provide for free (such as a fully launched website, information for GPs, and a place in our Five Element acupuncturist public register)…. how are our graduates actually doing in practice?

The results to date indicate all graduates are still in practice. Phew, that’s a good start!

They work in a range of settings (most in more than one setting) from home clinics, multi-disciplinary clinics, and multi-bed clinics. Several have set up their own clinics (also renting to other practitioners). One was offered a post attached to the NHS in a pain clinic setting. One set up a charity service in a women’s refuge… They really are getting around!

Level of practice one year after leaving us

The average number of treatments per week that graduates are carrying out one year after leaving us is 14.

At an average treatment fee of £42-45 (conservatively, London prices are higher) this equates to a gross income of around £600 per week.

But how does this compare to how much work would they like to be doing?

On average, our graduates want to be carrying out 21 treatments per week. So, one year after leaving us, they are around 65% of the way to achieving their practice goals.

Most importantly perhaps, as you consider embarking on the course, you can see that the course pays for itself in under one year and often considerably less (plus remember that you will also be earning money from your acupuncture practice in the final six months of the course!)

Level of practice three years after leaving us

The average number of treatments per week that graduates are carrying out three years after leaving us is 21.

At an average treatment fee of £42-45 (conservatively, London prices are higher) this equates to a gross income of around £900 per week.

And how much work would they like to be doing at that stage?

On average, our graduates want to be carrying out 23 treatments per week. So, just three years after leaving us, they have pretty much achieved their practice goals already.

We can say with confidence – you have every chance of achieving not only your dream of becoming a competent acupuncturist, and you’ll make money doing it too!

Comments only six months after leaving us…

One graduate wrote to us six months after leaving, to let us know she’d taken on 68 new patients and carried out 322 treatments. Of those patients, some had come for fertility, and she had helped four conceive a baby already! She was also seeing many patients for anxiety or depression, and receiving referrals from the local mental health team. In addition, she was helping plenty of people with painful physical conditions.

Another said, six months after leaving: ‘After going through my TAA training for three years I was expecting to struggle for the first year or two of real practice. The reality has been that some magic has happened and I feel totally at home in my new vocation, Also, as a testament to my training and to the art of acupuncture, I can’t believe how effective my treatments have been.’

BAAB accredited acupuncture course

Our honours degree level acupuncture course is Fully BAAB Accredited.  The BAAB (British Acupuncture Accreditation Board) is the professional body that works closely with the British Acupuncture Council to ensure that the very highest educational standards are maintained across all teaching institutions so that graduates joining the BAcC represent the very best in acupuncture.  A […]

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Our video…

Well Bruce did his level best with some very poor raw materials (myself and Julie!) and managed to produce a video that we can possibly live with.  He was very kind to us, extremely patient, our students were fabulous (thanks Gaynor and Kerry) and Michael did sterling work too….. Oh and for the practitioners out […]

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Preview sessions

We have intakes in Spring and Autumn (usually starting late March and late September), but you can attend any preview session throughout the year. These sessions are an opportunity for you to visit us in person, and to meet up with tutors as well as other prospective students. There will be presentations and discussions about […]

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