ICOM has been running Acupuncture Courses, educating and training students for over 40 years (Est.1972). The course is a three year full time Bachelor of Science Honours degree level Acupuncture Course.
Flexible Study Options:
- 3 years, full time, weekdays (2-3 days per week, 30 weeks/year)
- 3 years, full time, weekends (runs largely on alternate weekends throughout the year, a few weekdays also included, with extra time off at Summer/Christmas/Easter) or
- 4-5 years part-time (weekdays only, 1-2 days per week, 30 weeks/year).
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The college is fully accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) allowing successful graduates to apply for eligibility to the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) for professional registration and membership.
Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Acupuncture from the University of Greenwich as well as a Licentiate of Acupuncture by the college.
Conveniently located near Gatwick Airport, just outside London, there are excellent train links with London Victoria & London Bridge. We also offer FREE onsite parking for those who find it more convenient to drive. (see Travel Directions for further details on how to find us)
Chinese Medicine Theory:
Our Acupuncture Course is based on a thorough grounding in the classics of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy. In addition to receiving a broad based education in classical and contemporary acupuncture approaches – Yin / Yang, Five Elements and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – at ICOM you will also be taught about the contemporary application of the classical Chinese Stems & Branches philosophy. ICOM is the only College to teach Stems and Branches to such an advanced level and to teach the practical clinical application of this philosophy.
There is a fully integrated full time Acupuncture Clinic in the college.The philosophical framework is used practically in the college clinic enabling you to learn through direct experience. The final part of the third year is similar to an “internship”, allowing acupuncture students the opportunity to treat patients within the safe environment of the college clinic.
Past graduates of the college are some of the current leading figures in the professional arena, including educators, writers and leaders of Acupuncture’s professional body. Our current faculty have vast experience in education and professional expertise; our teaching staff include two Doctors of Philosophy, an Executive Committee member of the British Acupuncture Council, and the former Principal of the British School of Osteopathy.