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One year diploma  - start anytime. 

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. Unlike other acupuncture courses, this diploma follows a rolling teaching programme offering a revolutionary new way of acupuncture training. You can start at any time and work at a pace that suits you meaning that its also possible to carry on with a day job whilst gaining your acupuncture qualification.

Who is it for? 

 - Career-changers totally new to acupuncture

 - Practicing acupuncturists keen to learn the Five Element style of treatment

 - Therapists in related fields (i.e. physiotherapists, chiropractors) seeking to add skills to an existing practice

Why Acupuncture? 

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. The long-established eastern practice is now seeing scientific studies prove its efficacy, supporting the fact that Acupuncture represents an area of huge potential growth for a rewarding lifelong career. Upon successful completion, not only will you be able to profoundly empower your patients, you will also benefit from a new insight into your own health and well-being. 

Michael Baker Acupuncture Tutor
Course content

 - Acupuncture Theory
 - Clinical & practical skills 
 - Point location & energetic structure
 - Practitioner development
 - Traditional diagnosis
 - Additional meridian channels 
 - Treatment planning 
 - Intro to Western Medicine

Course structure

 - 12 monthly modules

 - Practical video lessons

 - Video presentations 

 - Course documents

 - Online tests

 - Written Assignments


Continued assessment of written assignments will be carried out by your course tutors throughout the course. Practical clinical assessments are carried out on a continuous basis during the clinical skills workshops and on 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.

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


Total course fees: £4,995.

Option to pay in full or with a deposit of £195 plus 12 monthly payments of £400. 

Additional costs

Extra costs students need to be aware of include: accommodation (if necessary), food, books and study material, insurance and registration fees and a blood pressure monitor.  Needles used in the clinical workshops are provided by the college. You will need to purchase your own for home practice along with needle pads.



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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. Prior to being accepted onto the course there will be an interview with the tutor held via Skype or Zoom. To register your interest and book your call, please complete the form below:


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