Two year diploma Starting March 2022

This Five Element Acupuncture Diploma course provides an unmissable opportunity to follow an exciting new direction in life and is the perfect gateway to a career as a holistic practitioner. Providing an entry level qualification into the highly rewarding acupuncture profession, it is suitable for a wide range of learners. From career changers totally new to acupuncture through to practicing acupuncturists keen to learn the Five Element style of treatment, it is also particularly useful for therapists in a range of related fields seeking to add skills to an existing practice (such as physiotherapy for example). Upon successful completion, you will not only benefit from a new insight into your own health and well-being, you will also be able to profoundly empower your patients.


The growing rise in popularity of acupuncture, particularly in the West, is in some ways a recognition of its effectiveness for pain relief and for its regulatory / restorative benefits. A long-established eastern practice, scientific studies have now begun to prove its efficacy resulting in a significantly wider acceptance in the West. Acupuncture represents an area of huge potential growth for a rewarding lifelong career.

Michael Baker Acupuncture Tutor
Course structure


22 x monthly sessions (one weekend per month) in Brize Norton, Oxfordshire or Truro, Cornwall

Independent learning 

Between college visits, you have access to the college eLearning platform where you can download and read academic material in preparation for the teaching sessions. Your personal study time will amount to approximately 40 hours per month. 

Online tuition

You also have a dedicated tutor who will support you and steer you through the course. 1-2-1 sessions take place via Zoom or Skype.

Course content

1st year course modules:

  • Acupuncture Theory

  • Clinical and practical skills 

  • Point location and energetic structure

  • Practitioner development

2nd year course modules:

  • 1st year learning into clinical practise

  • Traditional diagnosis

  • Additional meridian channels 

  • Treatment planning 

  • Intro to Western Medicine


Continued assessment of written assignments will be carried out by your course tutors throughout the course. Practical clinical skills assessments will be conducted at the end of Years One and Two. Upon completion of the two-year course, and successful completion of the practical skills assessments, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Five Element Acupuncture – with permission to practice. 


The Five Element Acupuncture Diploma is accredited by The Acupuncture Society and The Complementary Medical Association (CMA). On completion you will be eligible to join both bodies to gain ongoing support and marketing opportunities from a diverse group of fellow practitioners within the world of holistic professionals.

Graduates will also receive a year’s free membership of the 5 Element Acupuncture Network.


Deposit £500 (refunds considered)

Module 1: £2000

Module 2: £2500

Module 3: £2500

Module 4: £2500


Total course fees: £10,000. Each module must be paid for in full before commencing with the next. 


Needles and supplies are provided throughout the course. Extra costs students need to be aware of include: accommodation (if necessary), food, books and study material, insurance and registration fees and in year two - a blood pressure monitor.  



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The course is open to anyone looking to become an acupuncturist, the only prerequisite being a desire to help people and a commitment to the study of this fascinating form of medicine. There are a maximum of 20 places available on each course and an interview (via Skype/Zoom depending on your location) with the tutor will be held before you are accepted onto the course. To register your interest and book your call, please complete the form below:


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