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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.
Youth Activity Day March 2013
The British Horological Institute's first Youth Activity Day in March 2013.
To see a video of the day's proceedings click on the picture to the right and to read all about it in this month's Horological Journal click here.
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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 seminars.
The Institute's examinations for 2013 will take place week commencing 20 May 2013 (deadline for entry 8 March). Entry forms will be available in January by download from this site - further details in due course.
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.
New Construction Series in HJ
A new construction series got underway in the Horological Journal starting January 2013.
Jim Arnfield FBHI will describe in detail how to make a motorised burnishing attachment for the lathe, with drawings by Dr Bill Connor. Each of the five instalments will feature photographs, instructions and in depth engineering drawings. A full sized set of drawings will be available to BHI members only, price £25 + p&p from January 5th. See attached pdf for introduction to the series. Contact HJ Editor Jayne Hall, 01636 817605 or email@example.com for further details.