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Friday, 03 February 2017 13:52

Asante Academy Update

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The Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine has requested a temporary suspension of their 'Approval for Development to Full Accreditation by the BAAB' until later in 2017. Consequently, all references to their relationship with the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board have been temporarily removed from our website and from their advertising.

The Board looks forward to welcoming Asante back into the accreditation process, to eventually join our group of accredited acupuncture teaching institutions. Asante has the potential to offer an excellent new course that could be very attractive to potential students.

Accreditation with the BAAB provides acupuncture courses with:

  • the opportunity to offer students a professional educatoin and training in acupunture equivalent to the majority of degree level healthcare courses
  • support and advice to develop their course
  • national recognition of a course as providing high standards of education and training
  • once fully accredited, graduates are automatically eligible for British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) membership with excellent benefits
  • joining a professional community of acupuncture educators
The City College of Acupuncture’s 3 year, full-time and part-time Professional Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic.Ac) achieved full accreditation (subject to periodic major review) at the July Board meeting.
 
The visiting panel commended the course for ten areas of effective practice:
 
1. Strong business and management support from The City College.
2. The confidence of final year students in theory and clinical skills.
3. The provision of a graduate clinic to support transition into practice.
4. A strong and committed teaching team.
5. The long term vision for the growth of the acupuncture programme and clinic.
6. Design of the curriculum with clear learning outcomes and relevant assessment strategy, and modules which link together helping students progress towards an understanding of complexity.
7. The level of support offered to students from their first contact with the College.
8. Free access for teachers to achieve an in-house BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.
9. A well designed clinic facility with flexibility for a variety of teaching situations.
10. Use of a guest examiner in final year examination to bring in elements of externality.
 
 

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