Acupuncture Courses & Training

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Our Training Courses

Training courses are delivered from our clinic in Langho, near Blackburn, Lancashire. In addition, if your organisation would prefer we can arrange for the training to take place ‘in-house’ at your place of work for groups of 10 or more.

Courses are held over 2 consecutive days and can be held over a weekend if required.  Upon successful completion of ACT’s formal assessment process, graduates are issued with a ‘Certificate of Competence’. This confirms that the graduate has achieved the ACT’s nationally recognised standards of practice. This entitles the graduate to become registered as a member of ACT to obtain benefits including insurance.

ACT’s ‘Certificate of Competence’ is fully transferable and recognised by all major insurance companies. 

'In-house' training Courses

We are increasingly asked to provide 'in-house' training courses, especially for drug and alcohol organisations, prisons and health authorities. ACT can carry out training at your organisation for groups of up to 10.
If you have less than the required number of participants then there is the opportunity to join one of the courses being held by another organisation or to attend one of the courses that we run here in Blackburn.
Quotations on application.

Places are limited. Reserve your place by booking a course now!

The course runs frequently throughout the year as and when a minimum number of participants enrol.

Class numbers are small and a friendly, informal learning environment allows practitioners to easily pick up the needling skills in a relaxed atmosphere.

The detox protocol course is designed specifically for therapists working in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres. It is also open to anybody with interest in auricular acupuncture for detox and stress management.

Please note that your place is only confirmed once we receive full payment.

A snippet of what they say about us!

“The course was really informative, and the timings for both the theory and practical worked well. There was plenty of time for practice of needling. The tutors are really knowledgeable, and also make the course enjoyable, but at the same time giving as much information as possible to cover the learning objectives. Would recommend to anyone who is thinking of applying for the course.” 


“I recently attended the 2 day training in ’The 5 Point Protocol’ which I found to be great for my professional development, to compliment my counselling work. Credit to the facilitators for making the days so thorough, informative and good fun too. I must admit, I embarked on the training feeling a bit cynical about the whole effectiveness of acupuncture but was definitely convinced. The course provides a super grounding and you’re given a training manual which covers absolutely everything you need. Anyone thinking about doing the course, I recommend it thoroughly”.


“A useful course delivered by confident and knowledgeable trainers.”


“I felt the pace of learning was just right, also there was always the option for people who found it too fast to revise and practise until they felt confident with the theory and practical work. The manual provided was well written and contained detailed information in a clear and concise format, making it a lot easier to follow the course. It still provides a valuable point of reference for the Unit and it helped me to consolidate the practical aspect of the treatment with the theory. The subjects covered were very interesting and relevant, especially the aspects that covered the anatomy of the ear and how best to put acupuncture treatments into practice in the unit environment. The different formats for teaching were used which helped everyone to learn in their own ways. The amount of time assigned for practising was spot on, preparing us well for performing real treatments on patients”.


“The course, teaching and learning strategies were well explained and in-depth. I can recommend this training to any agency that requires this therapy; it has changed the clients’ time on the Kevin White Unit”.


“The two day training was really useful and enjoyable. The two facilitators complemented each other brilliantly so the two days had a good balance between learning and being interesting and enjoyable. We were able to practise a lot which was essential. I came away with a good understanding of how ‘The 5 Point Protocol’ works. The training manual is clear and covers all the different issues. I would recommend this training to anybody who wanted to learn about Auricular Acupuncture”.


“I found the course very informative and good to reiterate the therapy. I feel more confident about practising and know I am getting the points correct.
I feel ‘The 5 Point Protocol’ works well within our organisation and good to incorporate into key working sessions and complement peoples efforts to reduce.

I enjoyed the course, felt it gave good background information and also had fun doing it too. Thanks.”


“Really enjoyed it and this made it easy to absorb and understand. Very relaxed.”

“The tutors were great; very clear, positive and understanding.”

“Excellent training, was quite nervous but really enjoyed it. Thanks.”

“Really enjoyed it. Nice atmosphere and laid back yet informative.”

“I found the course very interesting and delivered at the right pace. The facilitation was excellent.”

“Has been really useful. Presentation and content of course was outstanding.”

“In view of the limited time available I consider this training to be one of the best I have encountered. I learned a lot and look forward to practising what I have learned.”

“A straight talking no nonsense group. Teaching brilliant.”

“Really enjoyed the training and was made to feel at ease and comfortable with the training.”

Direct feedback can be arranged with named testimonials by contacting ACT. Additional testimonials are direct quotes anonymously obtained from participants’ evaluation forms.
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