Frequently Asked Questions


What qualifications do I need to have to apply for a CPD course?

All CPD courses in acupuncture are open to practitioners holding an existing acupuncture qualification and professional indemnity insurance.

Please contact us if you have any further questions

Who are the lecturers?

All lecturers on the CPD courses are senior practitioners with extensive clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine with many lecturers holding academic teaching posts at Universities.  

Each lecturer has been invited to teach their skills out of a passionate wish to pass on authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings.

You can read more about some of the visiting lecturers here at our lecturers overview page

Will there be supervised practice time on the course?


Acupuncture CPD courses are aimed at enriching and developing practical needling skills.

Plenty of time in each session is made available for supervised practice with one to one practical feedback on improving techniques.

(In addition, all skills taught on the Postgraduate CPD programmes allow time to study the theoretical basis of the skills, with patient demonstrations and close observation of techniques, discussion and question time).

Does the CPD course count towards my annual requirement?

All CPD courses count towards British Acupuncture Council CPD requirements with a Certificate of Attendance for your portfolio.

How do I apply?

You can download an application form by selecting the button below:

Apply for course  Right click to open Application Form in a separate tab

  • when submitting your Application Form, please ensure that you also make payment for the course you have chosen
  • applications made one month prior to the course date can apply for an Early Bird Discount
    • details of discount can be found on each course page

What payment do you accept?

Payment is to be made in full at the time of booking via PayPal, a cheque payable to M.A.T.C.M. or via BACS (please contact us direct here if you wish to use this method)

  • If paying by PayPal, please select the course you wish to attend and navigate to the Course Payment area
  • Select the relevant option from the dropdown box
  • Then select the Buy Now button; this will take you through to the PayPal Payment area where you can opt to pay through your PayPal account or via debit or credit card

What is your cancellation policy?

Student cancellations made one month prior to the start of the course will receive a refund in full.

Cancellations made up to 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. There will also be a 10% administration fee.

Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course will not be eligible for a refund.

In the unlikely situation that we need to cancel the session, we will refund your course fees in full.

Please note, we advise students to take out Travel Insurance at the time of booking any travel tickets.

How can I get to the Academy?

Details of how to get to the Academy can be found on our Contact Us page here

What is your protection of personal data policy?

MATCM needs to collect, store, and process the personal data of students, members of staff, members of the public and others it works with.

MATCM handles and stores all personal data in accordance with the requirements set out in The Data Protection Act.

All data, held by or on behalf of the Academy by students and staff, is managed using the 8 Data Protection Principles set out by the ICO.

A copy of our Policy is available upon request.

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