Why study with Yellow Path?

take your first step into the exciting world of being a Five-Element Acupuncturist

  • The Impact

    Entering into this profession means to be of service to others and to the world at large. The ripple effect from helping your patients is huge! As they heal and transform, they positively impact those in their life and the domino effect of healing ripples out.

  • Personal Growth

    The knowledge and understanding gained from this programme will shift your entire perspective on life, who you are and how you manifest yourself in this world. This course is the beginning of a new way of living.

  • Teaching Standard

    We are proud to be able to say our teachers are some of the best in the world. With a combined total of 50 clinical years and 45 teaching years it’s hard to find more experienced practitioners to learn from.

  • Flexible Study

    This programme acknowledges the reality of COVID-19 and the need for a flexible study programme. No matter where you are or when you want to start your training, our online resources are now available to you 24/7.

  • Multidisciplinary Teaching

    Online classes for flexibility, in person workshops to hone the practical skills, Q&A sessions and unlimited contact to refine your understanding, weekends away for full immersion... It doesn't get more well rounded than this.

  • Helpful Payment Plans

    To make it even easier for you, we provide payment plans where you split the cost of one module over 6 months. Or pay for the entire course upfront and receive a 10% discount!

This programme is for you if you...

  • 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

Watch Intro Video

Free Film : watch the first class of module 1

1.01 Becoming an Acupuncturist

Course Overview

Course structure:

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).

Programme duration:

A key foundation of this programme is that it is flexible to best suit your life. Each module takes a minimum of 3 months and maximum of 12 months, depending on your desired pace. You can take breaks in between modules but it is recommended to not take more than a year off.

Required hours:

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.


Students are assessed by the portfolio they create and through practical and written exams.

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.

Important dates:

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


Gerad Kite

Director & Acupuncturist

Gerad Kite is an Acupuncture Master (Ac.M) with 30 years clinical experience. He is a recognised leader in the field of infertility, an author of two (health related) books and is an internationally respected practitioner and teacher of Five-Element Acupuncture.

Johnny Childs

Clinical Director and Acupuncturist

Johnny is a licensed acupuncturist (Lic.Ac) and apprenticed under Gerad Kite. He currently works alongside Gerad at the Wimpole Street clinic, and while welcoming patients with all kinds of symptoms, he is an expert in providing acupuncture treatment for people looking for help with fertility.

Caroline Hammond

Academic Support

After having witnessed the rewards of Five-Element Acupuncture treatment, Caroline decided to move her skills towards this system of medicine, training in Five-Element Acupuncture with Gerad Kite at LIFEA. Caroline is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.


  • Q&As

    Live Zoom Q&A sessions twice per month

  • Mentor support

    3 hours of 1:1 Zoom calls with your mentor per module included in the price of the course (additional contact costs £45 per hour)

  • Teacher support

    3 hours of 1:1 Zoom calls with your teacher per module included in the price of the course (additional contact costs £75 per hour)

  • Email support

    Free email access to teachers and mentors throughout the entire programme

  • Peer support

    Peer interaction will be encouraged through the Yellow Path Community Forum


  • 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 Association of Five-Element Acupuncturists and the Complementary Therapies Association

  • 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

Pay for Module 1

Pay for the entire course

For a 10% discount off the original price of £12,650


“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

Regulation in the UK:

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.

Postgraduate learning:

Being "in practice" means exactly that. Practitioners must take full responsibility for their own progression of study and experience. It is essential to continue deepening your understanding of the theory and honing your practical skills, in order to best serve your patients and the world. Yellow Path's postgraduate learning gives you immediate access to peers and teachers, and provides you with the support you will need as you work with your patients.

COVID-19 update:

Yellow Path was created in response to COVID-19 to ensure our existing and future students are still able to continue their training and careers. We will endeavour to fulfil all commitments of face to face workshops and events but this will be dependent on any changes in government guidelines. Any face to face workshops will require adherence to wearing a mask, social distancing and temperature check on arrival.