In spite of the current pandemic of Coronavirus, the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine are happy to report that we are continuing to provide teaching to the students on our Acupuncture and TCM programmes.
We are also still accepting applications for the next Acupuncture Training course and expect to start in early October, as usual.
Of course, Covid-19 has meant that we have to do some things differently.
For more than 35 years we have run our successful 3 year part time Professional Acupuncture TCM Training face-to-face. So, it has been an interesting challenge to enable our current students to continue uninterrupted with their studies during these difficult times of social distancing. We have introduced much more online and video conferencing learning. And our staff and students have risen to the challenge.
When the 2020 intake begins in early October, whether the first meeting is conducted in the college, or as a series of online meetings, remains to be decided. Much will obviously depend on whether the spread of the Coronavirus is under control and whether it is allowed to meet in groups.
Looking forwards, once the pandemic is over, we will introduce more Distanced Learning sessions into our normal teaching schedule. This will mean that students, who normally come into the college for 2 full days every 4 weeks (approximately), will not have to come to Dublin in person quite so often.
Information about this will be made available on the website in the coming months.
In the meantime, if you are thinking of becoming an Acupuncturist, we are happy to inform you that we are still accepting applications, as noted above.
There are, however, some changes to this process too.
Applicants are asked to submit their Application Form by email (not by post).
Suitable applicants will still be interviewed, but this will take place as a video-conferencing meeting between the applicant and one of our senior staff.
Accepted students, and those whose application is still in process, will be informed about any new arrangements.