Here at the ICTCM in Dublin 3, we thought you would be interested in our recent Coronavirus update about our TCM Acupuncture Training programme.
We are looking forward to seeing our new first year students on the weekend of 10th and 11th October for the start of the new Lic.TCM group. A few places are still available for this programme and we are still accepting applications and arranging Zoom interview for suitable candidates.
I wanted to let you know about the location of the teaching sessions in 2020. As some of our staff and students normally travel to the college in Dublin by air, and the quarantining regulations are changing day by day in some parts of Europe, we have decided that the first few sessions of this academic year will be held as Zoom meetings.
As the winter progresses, and we see how well the Covid-19 situation is under control, we will review this. We are also arranging to be able to have mixed groups of distanced learning students and face-to-face taught students. So, when the situation is right and it is safe to do so, we will introduce some face to face teaching sessions in the College and, if a student or member of staff is not able to attend college due to quarantine restrictions, there will be a facility available to enable that/those students to join the group via Zoom.
When we do resume some face-to-face teaching, the College is very suitable to ensure social distancing can be maintained. We have 2 large classrooms and can easily arrange a one way system and good cleaning protocols around the college areas. We have small groups and each student will have his/her own desk at a good distance from other students.
Having run last year’s first and second year groups from March to July 2020 via Zoom we are all used to this method of teaching at a distance, and it has worked well. So, no matter whether we are meeting in College of via Zoom we are sure our students’ learning experience will be productive and enjoyable.