- I see that Paul Adkins is a 5 Element Acupuncturist. I am trained in TCM, can I still take FEA and/or MNT courses?
Q. How many lessons are there in each FACIALENHANCE® course?
A. For a full list of the course contents, please visit courses and click on your chosen treatment. As a basic guide, the number of lessons is set out below:
Facial Enhancement Acupuncture = 8 Lessons
Facial Enhancement Acupuncture Jade Roller Massage = 1 Lesson
Micro Needle Therapy = 3 Lessons
Five Element Acupuncture Theory = 5 Lessons
Q. How do I receive certification?
A. You will need to fully complete each lesson of your chosen course, including homework assignments and pass the lesson tests.
Q. Will I have to take an exam to receive certification?
A. There are tests in each 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. You will receive a certificate on successful completion of the course.
Q. Will I need to do assignments?
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 your tutor and feedback is provided.
Q. How do I submit my assignments?
A. It is easy to submit homework, there is an upload facility within the study area.
Q. Am I able to get help from my tutor?
A. Yes, these are interactive courses with direct access to your tutor via the online message facility. So, if you have any questions, or need help with a lesson, your tutor is regularly on hand to offer guidance.
Q. How long do I have to complete the courses?
A. The great thing about our eLearning online courses is that you can go at your own pace. There is no time limit for completion and you can start at any time. For instance, the estimated time for CPD is 30 hours for the FEA online course so, with full-time study, you could complete that particular course in as little as a week! It is entirely up to you.
A. Firstly, create an account via sign up in our training portal and then click on your chosen course from the catalogue. Scroll down to the link that says ‘Get this Course’ and you will be able to make your payment via PayPal. Note: You do not need a PayPal account to make purchases through their secure server.
Alternatively, you can pay by credit/debit card by calling +44 (0)1726 883187 between the hours of 10am – 6pm GMT, Monday – Friday or by cheque made payable to Paul Adkins and posted to FACIALENHANCE®, The Mitchell Hill Clinic, Highgrove House, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, TR4 9NH, Cornwall, UK. This will enable us to set you up manually on your chosen course.
Q. Will I still have access to the lessons once I have finished the course?
A. Yes, you can view the lessons, videos etc., if you need to recap, for one year following completion and certification of the course.
Q. Can I access the course from any computer?
A. Yes, once you have enroled, providing you have an internet connection, you can access the course by visiting the training portal using your unique username and password that you have created at sign up.
Q. Do I need any complicated 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 we are on hand if you experience any technical problems or need advice.
Q. I see that tutor Paul Adkins is a 5 Element Acupuncturist. I am trained in TCM, can I still take the FEA and/or MNT course?
A. Yes, these courses are designed for acupuncture practitioners and third-year students from the majority of backgrounds, whether they practice 5 Element, TCM or Western medical. Please contact us if you are unsure of the level of qualification needed to take the course before enrolling.
Q. I am a beauty therapist, can I take any of your online courses?
A. At present, beauty therapists are eligible to enrol on the Facial Enhancement Jade Roller Massage course.
Q. Do your courses qualify for CPD points?
A. The Facial Enhancement Acupuncture online course is estimated at 30 hours for CPD purposes. It was approved for CPD by the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) in 2012 and the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) Inc. for 30-hrs (Category 2 CPD) in 2019.
Q. What does certification give me?
A. FEA online course certification entitles you to be called a Facial Enhancement Acupuncture practitioner and to use the letters FEA after your name.
In addition to this, we currently have an offer, for all those who successfully complete the FEA and/or MNT online courses, you receive a FREE one year subscription to our Professional Practitioner Network – Cosmetic Acupuncture UK – including a worldwide section for acupuncturists outside of the UK.
FEA, MNT and Jade Roller course graduates will also feature on the practitioners’ page of the FACIALENHANCE® website listed under your area, with a link to all of your contact details. The website ranks highly in the search engines, enabling potential patients/clients to find your details effectively. You can also gather CPD points for adding to your skills.
On successful completion of the Five Element Acupuncture course, you will receve a certificate in Five Element Acupuncture Theory. It is understood by completing this program that, unless already fully qualified as a Five Element acupuncturist, you have been introduced to the theory of Five Element Acupuncture only and will not be able to claim to be a Five Element practitioner. As your own professional training consisted of your completing a three to four year course, as indeed is the case for the practitioners who study Five Element Acupuncture. This course is intended as a first step, albeit a comprehensive one, on the journey.