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Established in 1858 to promote horology, the British Horological Institute's prime purpose today is to provide education. Distance Learning Course Students may enter examinations leading to awards accredited by the Government regulatory body, OFQUAL, which reports to Parliament, at Levels 3, 4 and 5. See our education page for more information.
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Education and qualifications
From its very beginnings, the Institute has had an extremely proactive role in education, and it continues to encourage newcomers, students and professional alike to learn the enormous range of skills and knowledge required within the field of horology.
Our examined syllabus sets high standards for the aspiring professional, but its various aspects can be learned through a range of options, which can be tailored to suit each individual's learning preferences and timescales, including full or part time courses at various colleges, distance learning and short courses.
BHI Examinations will be held week commencing 19 May 2014. (Deadline for entry 10 March). Entry forms will be available in January - further details in due course.
A Date for your Diary: Saturday 25 October, Awards, Education and New Members' Day.
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About the BHI
The British Horological Institute is a professional body created by the members, for the members, to further their interests. We aspire to be the natural home for all involved in horology, whether professionally or recreationally, and we will achieve this by:
- Facilitating education and providing specialist training;
- Setting recognised standards of excellence in workmanship and professional conduct;
- Supporting our members in the furtherance of their horological aspirations.
We will provide a pleasant and safe working environment; and nurture, develop and empower our staff to support their delivery of our services. We will maintain, promote and develop our assets on behalf of our members.