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About Us

Principal’s Welcome

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela

Thank you for taking the time to look through our website and consider The City College or The City College of Acupuncture as your chosen place of study.

The college’s motto is ‘where students come first’ and our mission is to deliver academic and educational excellence, thereby enabling our students to fulfil their potential and succeed at the highest possible level. Students who enrol at The City College are expected to share this vision and to strive for success in all their activities.

The City College delivers a range of stimulating, full-time courses in Business, Health and Social Care, Healthcare Practice, Hospitality, Social and Community Work, Travel and Tourism, and International Travel and Tourism. These courses can be studied up to Higher National Diploma (HND) level which is equivalent to the first two years of a full Bachelor’s degree. Indeed, many of our students go on to enrol for a year at university to ‘top-up’ their HND into a degree while others enter employment or set up their own businesses. Full course details may be found elsewhere on the website.

The Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is also delivered that may be studied part-time or full-time. The DET qualification is for those carrying out a teaching role and who need to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS). Again, full course details may be found elsewhere on the website.

The City College of Acupuncture delivers a three-year Licentiate in Acupuncture, the level of which is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. A one or two-year Licentiate in Tui Na is also offered, with enrolment depending on upon existing qualifications. Tui Na (“push-pull”) is a form of medical massage and one of the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The City College of Acupuncture has a separate website where full details may be found (http://citycollegeofacupuncture.com/).

Whichever course is of interest, our promise is that we will do all we can to make sure that every student is supported as they strive for excellence, irrespective of gender, race, social background or any other protected characteristic. We provide a happy, orderly learning environment based on mutual respect, where students, staff, and stakeholders are committed to reaching the highest standards in all they do. All students have the right to a high quality education that develops their talents and equips them with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to progress to further study or their chosen career.

As a prospective student we trust you will look enthusiastically at the opportunities our courses provide. We see qualifications as your passport to future success, helping you to clarify and pursue your chosen path. To succeed and achieve the highest standards you need dedication and commitment, to be focussed on your goal and the determination not to allow anything to distract you.

We certainly value the dreams, aspirations and goals of our students, and are determined you will benefit from a friendly and supportive learning environment that will challenge and reward you. You can expect our lecturers to be knowledgeable, dynamic and supportive, our courses to be engaging, motivating and affordable, and all our staff to be helpful, polite and responsive.

Whatever your personal goals may be, we are here to help you succeed in the modern world – and we look forward to working together with you to make this a reality.


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