The College of Auricular Acupuncture is a Registered Member and Recognised Centre of Laser Learning Awards (formerly known as OCN). Laser Learning Awards is a recognised awarding organisation which is approved by OFQUAL who is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
Why are our courses LASER approved?
LASER is a Licensed Awarding Body that does not run courses, but works with Training Providers such as ourselves, that do. LASER accredited courses enjoy:
- Formal recognition of successful achievement
- Widened opportunities
- Courses constructed in line with best practice learning and assessment
- Credits that can build towards further qualifications, education or training
About LASER course credits
LASER courses are made up of Units of Achievement. Each unit (Course) has a credit value. As you proceed on each of our courses you build up credits.
- 1 credit = 10 notional hours of study (that is how long an average learner is likely to need to complete the work)
- Each unit (Course) is assigned a credit value, usually between 1 and 6, dependent on how much learning is required
(See below for the credit values of our Certificate Courses)
This means you can easily build up credits and you can be awarded an LASER Learning Award for the units (Courses) you have completed. You can use your LASER Learning Award as evidence of your achievement in job interviews or when applying to other educational or training courses.
The LASER Learning awards credits at different levels. These levels are agreed nationally within a national credit framework. LASER is able to award credits at five levels from Entry to Level 4. For a description of credit levels and examples of comparable qualifications, please visit Laser Learning Awards here →
LASER Credit Levels for our Auricular Acupuncture training courses
Auricular Acupuncture Practitioners Certificate
5 Credits at Level 3 equivalent to learning and understanding at NVQ Level 3
Electro-Auricular Therapy Practitioners Certificate
4 Credits at Level 3 equivalent to learning and understanding at NVQ Level 3
Electro-Auricular Therapy Reflective Practice (plus case studies)
3 Credits at Level 3 equivalent to learning and understanding at NVQ Level 3
Auricular Acupuncture DETOX-Practitioners Certificate
5 Credits at Level 2 equivalent to learning and understanding at NVQ Level 2