Distance Learning Course

There are three grades to our Distance Learning course, the NEW Technician Grade, Intermediate Grade and Final Grade. The course covers many aspects of horology from clock and watch repairs to using a watchmaker's lathe and designing escapements. Determination, good co-ordination and dexterity are essential to ensure success.

These courses lead to examinations, which have been accredited in the UK by the regulatory body, OFQUAL. The Examinations form the basis for British Horological Institute professional membership that is recognised throughout the world.

The Distance Learning Courses:-

Technician Grade - prepares candidates for the Diploma in Clock and Watch Servicing ("Technician Grade"). The course is presented in an accessible style for the novice horologist, extensively illustrated throughout, and divided into 12 separate booklets, each comprising one lesson. The course can be purchased with Tutor Feedback.  

Download an information sheet and order form.  

Material kits available from www.livesteammodels.co.uk/bhi.html

To preview the course, you can download the Introduction and Lesson 1.

(Note for Version 1 Students only) To ensure students get the maximum benefit from the course, Amendment Notes are available.  This information provides clarifications resulting from student and tutor feedback. Download the Amendments and supporting Guidance Notes.

Intermediate and Final Grades - prepares candidates for the first and second (final year) of the Diploma in the Servicing and Repair of Clocks / Watches and the Diploma in the Repair, Restoration and Conservation of Clocks / Watches.

Those purchasing the course with 'tutor feedback' are entitled to email their theory lessons for marking.  

Download an information sheet and order form.  

For further details or advice about the course, please contact us. If you'd like to join the BHI and order your DLC at the same time using our secure server, please use the join us form, including your DLC payment in the Total To Be Charged box, and adding 'DLC Order' in the Other Information box, including the grade(s) you require, and whether you wish to order with or without tuition.