Education and training at the BHI

Education and training at the BHI

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.

EAL/BHI Examinations for 2014 will take place week commencing 19 May 2014 - SEE EDUCATION NEWS SECTION.

 Entry Deadline: Friday  7 March 2014 - email maxine@bhi.co.uk for information and entry forms.

How to gain Accredited Qualifications and become a Professional Member

Qualifications structure

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The Examinations, flow diagram

The Diploma in the Servicing and Repair of Clocks/Watches
meets the Technical Competence and Horological Experience requirements for becoming:

MBHI

The Diploma in the Repair, Restoration and Conservation of Clocks/Watches
meets the Technical Competence and Horological Experience requirements for becoming:

FBHI

 

Information for candidates

Other Colleges

In the UK, Birmingham City University offers a full time course to train clock and watchmakers.  The course consists of 3-years of study leading to BA Hons Horology. Students are also able to enter the nationally accredited ‘BHI/EAL’ qualifications: Diploma in Clock and Watch Servicing, Diploma in the Servicing and Repair of Clocks / Watches and the Diploma in the Repair, Restoration and Conservation of Clocks / Watches.

West Dean College, an educational establishment based near Chichester, offers a specialist, course, Conservation - Restoration of Clocks and Related Objects.

Located near London, the Epping Forest Horology Centre offers practical workshop courses, and has a very enthusiastic membership. Courses may be available in other areas as evening classes.