Mitigating Circumstances

On occasions during the Acupuncture Foundation course trainees may experience circumstances which they feel have a significant effect on their academic or clinical performance or affect their ability to successfully complete one or more aspects of the course. Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to, illness, injury, or bereavement.

If a trainee misses a considerable portion of the theoretical component or any single practical session, then he or she must email the AACP Office (, to arrange a transfer onto a different course to complete the missed days, and any future training days within 6 months of their original training course date. Trainees are not permitted to overlap onto multiple venues / courses.
Trainees wishing to request an extension to the final assessment hand in date must complete a Mitigation Form outlining reasons for the request.

To formally submit mitigation, trainees should complete the mitigation form, which you can find  here and submit this to the course tutor. The deadline for mitigation is seven days before the final hand in date of the final assessment and subsequent completion of the course. All mitigations will be taken on their individual merit and will be decided on at the tutor’s discretion and the tutor’s decision will be considered final.
Mitigations will not be considered retrospectively after the final hand in date of the case study (assessment three).