Have you thought about Acupuncture as a career? During the lockdown imposed by Covid-19 restrictions many adults are reviewing their life choices and thinking of training for a new career. Here at the ICTCM we train adults in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We have adapted our training methods during Covid-19 so that our current students have had the opportunity to progress on the path to becoming a fully qualified and fully insured practitioner. We have not had to interrupt our training schedule, though, of course, we have had to adapt our teaching methods to encompass all necessary health and safety requirements. As our Director and Registrar are fully trained Cambridge University educated teachers, and our staff are flexible and committed, this has not been difficult to achieve.
We are currently interviewing suitable applicants for places on our next training programme which begins in October 2020, so, if you are thinking of changing career we would like to hear from you. Our Prospectus can be reached here and includes an Application form, Fee information and a summary of the Licentiate in TCM Acupuncture Training.
Our part time 3 year course provides full professional training in Acupuncture TCM. The Lic.TCM qualification provides entry to the oldest TCM professional body in Ireland, and full professional insurance for practice in both Ireland and the UK. We pride ourselves on setting and maintaining high standards for ourselves and our students. We accept applicants who wish to achieve a high level of both under-pinning knowledge of TCM and confidence and competence as a Chinese Medical Acupuncturist. This does, of course, require commitment and hard work. However, the programme is organised in such a way that it can be successfully studied by busy adults who are wishing to change career – provided they have the interest and determination to succeed. The link here gives detailed information about the differences between various types of Acupuncture and Training.
“As a fully trained, professional and insured practitioner of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong, and teacher at the ICTCM for more than 30 years, I feel privileged to be in a field in which my work contributes to people’s health and well-being. I also value being part of an ongoing transmission of a more than two thousand year old medical tradition. The whole study of TCM is fascinating and encompassing and I look forward to welcoming you to join us.” (Mary, Registrar).
From time to time we provide profiles of our Staff and graduates. In our next post we will be telling the story of one of our Senior Clinical Supervisors from Finland, who was a Linguistics specialist before training with us in TCM.