Foundation Course

If you want to start studying astrology seriously, the Foundation Course is designed for that purpose.  The course covers, in depth, the basic building blocks of astrology without which further study is not really possible.  You are assigned a tutor for all three modules, but for Module 3a, you have a choice of two options – see Module 3a below.

The fees given below are for course material in pdf format only.   You can download an enrolment form on the Enrol Page, use the ‘Contact Us’ Page,  or phone, or write, or email for the enrolment form which gives far more information about fees, including hard copy, packing and post, and paying in instalments; or find them on the Enrol Page in the PayPal section.  Please note that the fees for the modules, with tutor support, are being increased from 1 October 2019.

In the Foundation Course the majority of the exercises are assessed by your tutor and some are self-assessed.  You receive Guidance Notes after you have done the self-assessed exercises, and if you have problems with any of the exercises (self-assessed or tutor-assessed) you can ask your tutor for help.

Please note that module fees, with tutor support, are being increased from 1 October 2019.

There are three modules:

Module 1 – Building BlocksAstrology circle with zodiac signs, planets symbols and elements

This covers an introduction to the various branches of astrology.  It gives a comprehensive explanation of the birth chart including the Zodiac Signs; the Sun, Moon and planets; interpreting the angular distances between the Sun, Moon and planets (the aspects); and significant areas of life which are determined by the time of birth (the houses).  Fee  £230.


There are 9 lessons and  9 exercises, of which 6 are assessed by your tutor and 3 are self-assessed.   You can always ask your tutor for help on the self-assessed exercises.

Module 2 – Chart Interpretation, Ethics and Philosophy

This gives a comprehensive guide to chart interpretation and synthesis, and includes an introduction to the main forecasting techniques (transits and secondary progressions).  It covers basic ethics – the clauses that you are likely to see in a Code of Ethics and why they are there.  Explaining astrology to those who know nothing about it, or who may be sceptical, can be a challenging task and this module shows you the way forward in this respect.  Fee £260.

There are 9 lessons and exercises of which 8 are assessed by your tutor and 1 is self-assessed. 

Moonrise over ocean/sea horizon. My work. No elements of NASA or other third party. Moon is my work.Module 3 – Astronomy, An Introduction to the History of Astrology, and Chart Calculation.

Fee for whole Module £275

This module is divided into two sections which can be bought separately or together:

Module 3a – Astronomy and an Introduction to the History of Astrology

This covers a brief history of astrology from ancient times to the present (reading only).  The astronomy section includes the solar system (the Sun, Moon, planets and asteroids, etc.); solar, lunar and planetary orbits including the Moon’s phases and eclipses; the seasons (equinoxes, solstices and cross quarter days); and measuring time and space.  Fee £150.

You can choose to do this part of the module on your own without tutor support.  This will not include the course manual (exercises)., but will include all the articles (lessons).  This may be an option if you know something about the astronomy of the solar system, and the Sun and Moon already, or if you think you are capable of absorbing the information without tutor support.  This module is only available in this format if you have or are enrolled on Modules 1 or 2 of the Foundation Course, or are enrolled on one of the Modules of the Diploma Course. Fee £65.

There are 7 lessons and 6 exercises of which 3 are assessed by your tutor and 3 are self-assessed.  The first option is to buy this half module with tutor support, and you can always ask your tutor for help with the self-assessed exercises.

If you choose the second option (without tutor support, and the course manual) and you find you are stuck in understanding parts of the course, the Course Development Director is there to help you.

 Module 3b – Chart Calculation

This gives detailed instructions on chart calculation and drawing up a chart for anywhere in the world at any time of day or night.  Fee is £120.

There are 3 lessons and 5 exercises, 4 of which are assessed by your tutor and 1 is self-assessed.

“I have been enjoying the astronomy module.  I like it because once it’s understood it all fits together and makes sense.  I really enjoyed learning about the mechanics of retrograde planets.”  Alison, Ireland.

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