The Acupuncture Academy runs one of the few degree level acupuncture courses in the UK that is fully accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB), which means that graduates are eligible for membership of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and can use the letters M.B.Ac.C. after their name.
The BAcC itself is recognised by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). The PSA is accountable to Parliament which means that the public can be further assured of extremely high standards in governance, standard-setting, education and training, management, complaints and information. The BAcC provides its members with support at both a national and local level and many of our students join as student members at the start of their courses.
A fully BAAB accredited course provides you with the level of professional qualification required of all BAcC members and for most or all of our graduates this means a straightforward transition into the professional body after graduation. Nevertheless, the offer of a place on any BAAB accredited course is not a guarantee of BAcC membership at the end of the programme as the BAcC is the final arbiter of fitness to practice as an acupuncturist – this refers in particular to criminal conviction checks and health requirements. If you have any concerns at the outset they will be happy to discuss this with you and their Admissions Officer can be contacted through their website (link at the top of the page).