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Why Study at COFEA?


We are the only College in Ireland offering training in Classical Five Element Acupuncture leading to the internationally recognized Licentiate in Acupuncture Qualification.


COFEA has put together a comprehensive curriculum and assembled an expert Teaching Faculty to ensure you will get a complete education in Classical Five Element Acupuncture. This will enable you to practice this amazing system of medicine at the highest level.


We have structured the 3 year part time Course to allow you continue working and/or meeting family commitments while studying at COFEA. Classes are held on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays each month for 10 months of Years 1 and 2 to minimize the effect on your working week and/or family commitments.


The Cost of the Course is highly competitive when compared with other acupuncture courses in Ireland and abroad.


On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Membership of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland. This will give you membership of the largest acupuncture organization in Ireland with lots of benefits. You will also be eligible to join the internationally acclaimed Worsley Institute, the body that promotes Classical Five Element Acupuncture world wide.


Our Teaching Location is a beautiful setting by the sea and conveniently located in Dublin – 20 minutes by car or train or bus from Dublin City Centre.


For our international students, our Teaching Location is only 20 minutes away from Dublin International Airport and we can source competitively priced accommodation for you.


Classical Five Element Acupuncture is one of the safest, most comprehensive and far reaching systems of healing in the world.

How will you know if learning Classical Five Element Acupuncture is for you?

It can be a bit daunting before starting a course. How will you know if you will like the subject? You may need to ask yourself some serious questions first!

  • Do I want to do something I am passionate about?
  • Do I have a genuine desire to help my fellow human being?
  • Am I interested in how a human being works?
  • Am I prepared to see fellow human beings as a whole and unique – body mind and spirit?
  • Do I want to become expert in a system of medicine that is supremely effective and yet has not changed in the last 2000 years?

COFEA’s 3 year Lic. Ac course has been designed to create caring and skilled practitioners. Don’t be put off by thinking that you require any previous specialist training – we will teach you everything you need to know to become a professional acupuncturist.

Many people choose to study acupuncture after having treatment, or by knowing someone who has benefited from treatment. Some of you may be adding to existing skills such as reflexology or massage, or you may be contemplating a complete move away from your current job, or want to retrain.

At interview we will be looking for your commitment to the subject, your ability to study in Higher Education and your willingness to do what it takes to help people in this way.


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