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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.
Material kits available from www.livesteammodels.co.uk/bhi.html
To ensure students get the maximum benefit from the course, an Amendment Scheme is in operation. The Scheme keeps the DLC up to date with the latest clarifications resulting from student and tutor feedback. Download the Amendments and supporting Guidance Notes.
Intermediate Grade - prepares candidates for the first year of the Diploma in the Servicing and Repair of Clocks / Watches and the Diploma in the Repair, Restoration and Conservation of Clocks / Watches.
Final Grade - prepares candidates for the 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.
The course is available with or without tuition. Those purchasing the 'with tuition' option are entitled to send their lessons and practical pieces for marking and feedback, and to access support from a qualified tutor.
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.