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: classes, live Zoom Q&As sessions, support from teachers and mentors, and interaction with peers through the Yellow Path Community Forum.In person: introductory workshops, Five Day Intensive Review Workshops at the end of each module, point location, pulses and sensory development, clinical observations, and supervised treatments (in Module 4).
The programme consists of 551 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 module 1:
Compulsory contact hours: 8 hours at the Introductory Workshop, 40 hours of watching online classes (20 hours of films that need to be watched at least twice), 12 hours of live Zoom Q&A sessions, 3 hours of mentor support, 3 hours of academic support, 40 hours at the 5 Day Intensive Review Workshop, 20 hours clinical observations
Additional study hours: 40 hours of point location (£45 per half day), 40 hours of pulses and sensory development (informal practice), and 60 hours of creating your portfolio.
The portfolio is a written piece of work that showcases all you have learnt in each module. Exact details are available once you have enrolled on the course.
The written exams are split into open book and closed book and test the student's knowledge of the theory. The practical exams test the student's clinical skills.You must pass all exams and the portfolio for one module before being able to move onto the next module.
To join the next cohort of students please sign up by November 27th 2020. The following intake will be happen at the end of Summer 2021.
Five Day Intensive Review Workshops that come at the end of each module happen twice a year - in 2021 they will take place in March and October.
The next introductory workshop for Module 1 is on the 28th November 2020. The next review session for Module 1 is March 22nd 2020. The next review session for Module 2 is 12th July 2021
Release of Module 1 - November 2020
Release of Module 2 - March 2021
Release of Module 3 - June 2021
Release of Module 4 - September 2021
You will be awarded the Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic.Ac) 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:
Point location classes (120 hours required in total) = £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.