1. Can I start the online course anytime?
A. Yes, the course has no start date or end date, you can enrol today and start studying Facial Enhancement Acupuncture at your own pace.
2. How many lessons are there in the online course?
A. There are eight comprehensive lessons, including full colour diagrams, acupuncture point glossary and a video of me demonstrating the intradermal needling technique in lesson 7.
3. How do I receive certification?
A. You will need to fully complete all eight lessons, including homework assignments and passing the lesson tests.
4. What is covered in the lessons?
A. The lessons are divided into the following steps:
Lesson 1: Initial grounding treatment
Lesson 2: Use of anaesthetic points
Lesson 3: Auricular points and their use
Lesson 4: Working around the eyes
Lesson 5: Needling the chin and cheek area
Lesson 6: Front of the face
Lesson 7: Working on the wrinkles
Lesson 8: Facial massage and finish
5. Will I have to take an exam to receive certification?
A. There are eight multiple-choice tests in the course, one after each lesson. Each test confirms your knowledge of the previous lesson. It is possible to retake the tests as the main objective is to ensure that you have a sound grasp of the treatment protocol.
6. Will I need to do homework?
A. Yes, there are assignments after each lesson which need to be completed in order to move on to the next step. They are personally marked by Paul Adkins, the founder of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture and feedback is provided.
7. How do I submit my homework?
A. It is easy to submit homework, either as a Microsoft Word document or in the body of an email. Alternatively, some students choose to post their assignments.
8. Am I able to get help from my tutor?
A. Yes, this is an interactive course with direct access to Paul Adkins via email, forums, live chat or through an instant messenger service. So if you have any questions, or need help with a lesson, Paul is at hand to offer guidance.
9. How long do I have to complete the course?
A. The great thing about this online course is that you can go at your own pace. There is no time limit for completion, the estimated time is 35 hours, so with full time study, you could complete the course in as little as a week! It's entirely up to you.
10. How do I pay for the course?
A. You can pay for the Facial Enhancement Acupuncture course by, firstly, signing up and visiting the 'Available Courses' section at LearnCosmeticAcupuncture.com The payment can be made via PayPal; don't worry if you don't have a PayPal account as this is not required for purchase. Alternatively, you can pay by credit/debit card by calling +44 (0)1872 274774 between the hours of 10am - 5pm GMT, Monday - Friday or by cheque made payable to Paul Adkins and posted to Facial Enhance, 7 Mitchell Hill, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1ED, UK
11. Will I still have access to the lessons once I have finished the course?
A. No, once you have completed the course you will no longer be able to access it. We have provided PDF notes within each lesson, for this reason, so that you can keep this information for reference.
12. Can I access the course from any computer?
A. Yes, once you have enrolled, providing you have an internet connection, you can access the course by using your unique username and password that you have created.
13. Do I need to use complicated computer software to take the course?
A. No, the course is provided using online educational software that is simple to use and easy to access. Even if you have very basic computer skills, it is really easy to navigate your way around the course and Paul is on hand if you experience any technical problems or need advice.
14. I see that Paul's a 5 Element Acupuncturist, but I trained in TCM can I still take the course?
A. Yes the course is designed for acupuncturists from all backgrounds, whether they practice 5 Element, TCM, auricular acupuncture, Western medical etc. Please contact Paul if you are unsure of the qualifications needed to take the course.
15. I'm a beauty therapist/esthetician, can I take the course?
A. Unfortunately not, Facial Enhancement Acupuncture training is only open to acupuncturists or clinical third year acupuncture students due to the practical needling required.
16. What does certification give me?
A. Certification entitles you to be called a Facial Enhancement Acupuncture practitioner and to use the letters FEA after your name. You will also feature on the practitioner's page of the Facial Enhance website listed under your area, with a link to all of your contact details. The Facial Enhance website ranks highly in the search engines enabling potential patients to find your details effectively. In addition to this, we currently have an offer, for all those who successfully complete the online course, of a FREE one year subscription to our professional practitioner network, Cosmetic Acupuncture UK.
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