are looking for a healing modality that acknowledges the three levels of existence: body, mind and spirit
are ready to channel your passion and energy into a life-long, fulfilling vocation (and a new way of life)
want to help other people find a deep, long-lasting healing and personal transformation
are looking to integrate your own personal process of change as you help others do the same
The programme consists of 4 modules - each teaching theory, philosophy, location of acupuncture points and clinical skills. All modules are taught online and in person.
Online learning: pre-recorded lectures, live Zoom Q&A sessions, support from teachers and mentors and interaction with peers through the Yellow Path Community Forum.
In person: Skills Workshops, Five Day Reviews, point location classes, Chinese pulse and sensory development workshops, clinical observations, and supervised treatments (Module 4 only).
This programme is unique in its flexibility, designed to best suit your life in these unpredictable times. You can start your learning at any time. No matter where you are in the world, you can sign up and get immediate access to all of the online training material for our first module (Module 1). You will also have access to our Learning Resources that includes all the recordings of previous live Q&A sessions, the student forum where you can engage with fellow students and our booking calendar to attend point location classes in London.
Once you are ready to engage with your teachers and mentor, you can attend a Skills Workshop and from this point on the module requires a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months to complete. You can take breaks between modules but never longer than one year.
Step 1: Sign up to Module 1. This gives you immediate access to all online training films, the book and equipment list, recorded Q&A sessions and the booking calendar for point location classes and the Skills Workshops.
Step 2: Attend one of our Skills Workshops (dates below) where you will meet your teachers, your personal mentor and be directed in your studies. Attending this day formally kickstarts your training.
Step 3: Access the Learning Resources page where you will be able to begin the process of creating and uploading your portfolio, attend Zoom Q&A sessions, book your place on the Five-Day Review and connect with your mentor and academic support.
Upcoming dates for the Skills Workshops in London:
3rd July 2021 from 9.30am to 1.00pm
12th September 2021 from 9.30am to 5.30pm
The programme consists of a total of 1,200 hours. 640 hours of compulsory contact time and 560 hours of additional study (which needs to be organised by the student).
This is the breakdown of hours for each of our first three Modules 1,2 and 3:
Compulsory contact hours: 8 hours at the Skills Workshop, 40 hours of online classes (20 hours of films that need to be watched a minimum of twice), 12 hours of live Zoom Q&A/Pop Quiz sessions, 3 hours of mentor support, 3 hours of academic support, 40 hours at the Five-Day Review, 20 hours clinical observations.
Additional home-study hours: 40 hours of point location practice, 40 hours of pulses and sensory development (informal practice) and 60 hours of creating your portfolio.For supervised point location classes with feedback (optional but recommended), there are point location classes in London. The cost is £45.00 for a half-day class.
To formally kickstart your training you are required to attend this workshop. Dates below (in date order):
3rd July and 12th September 2021
You are required to attend a Five-Day Review to complete each module. Dates below:
Module 1: 11th - 15th October 2021 (JCT London, 83 Margaret Street, London,W1W 8TB)
Module 2: 29th November - 3rd December 2021 (London or Roujan, France - subject to Covid/travel restrictions)
Module 2: 21st - 25th March 2022 (JCT London, 83 Margaret Street, London,W1W 8TB)
Module 3: 25th - 29th April 2022 (London or Roujan, France - subject to Covid/travel restrictions)
Module 4: 7th May onwards. (London)
If you’re still curious but not ready to start, why not purchase An Introduction To Five-Element Acupuncture film bundle (12 films) and just sit back and enjoy. If you then feel inspired and would like to formally train at a later date, you can sign up for Module 1 and we will credit the cost of the bundle to your account.
You will be awarded the Licentiate in Acupuncture and permission to use the designatory letters ‘Lic.Ac.’
You will have the knowledge, experience and skills to start treating patients
You will feel confident in how to set up your own practice
You will be able to join the postgraduate community and continue developing your knowledge and clinical skills with Yellow Path
Price per module:
Module 1 = £2,900
Module 2 = £2,900
Module 3 = £2,900
Module 4 = £3,950
Payment plans are available for each module.
The overall cost is £12,650 but discounted to £11,385 if you buy the entire course upfront.
Additional necessary costs are:
Supervised point location classes (optional but highly recommended) = £45 per half day
Insurance = £60
Equipment (e.g. ACI locator, books. Details given once you have signed up) = roughly £300
“I had been interested in learning more about this wonderful system for many years. I discovered Gerad’s apprenticeship and finally decided that it was time to follow a new vocation. It is a fast track programme, not because Gerad believes in short cuts, but because he is committed to the principle of life-long learning and that the only way to become a practitioner is to practice.”Nicky Douglas
“The training exceeded all expectations. The teaching was delivered clearly and passionately, with great humility and authenticity.”Joo Teo
“I was initially nervous about studying in a short, intensive course. But from day one, Gerad, Johnny and their team’s unwavering passion and enthusiasm, crystal-clear teaching, and the wonderful, supportive community they've created in France have meant I've learnt and retained more than I ever have in any traditional academic course. The mentor structure has given me the confidence to immediately go out and begin to set up my own practice, always knowing I've got someone to turn to for support and guidance. If you're considering doing this apprenticeship, just do it. It's honestly life changing! ”Emily Bone-Fiore
There is currently no statutory regulation of acupuncture in the UK, but many non-medical acupuncture practitioners are required to register with their local authority. This is because of the risk of blood-borne infections from piercing the skin with acupuncture needles. The same rules also cover tattooing and body piercing.
The 'Licentiate in Acupuncture' certificate is a private arrangement between the provider (Yellow Path) and the student. We are not affiliated and regulated by any outside organisation. All apprentices must take full responsibility for their own progression of study and experience and keep abreast of any changes in statutory regulation in the future.
Upon receiving you licentiate from Yellow Path you will be eligible to join the Association of Five-Element Acupuncturists (AFEA) and the Complimentary Therapist Association (CThA). There are a number of other acupuncture organisations in the UK that practitioners can join if they hold certain qualifications and agree to work according to certain codes of practice. The Licentiate in Acupuncture certificate does not give automatic entry to any of these other organisations. If you wish to join one of them, an independent application must be made.