This page covers:
Cost of Books and Reference Materials, Hours of Study, Tuition Periods, and Admission Requirements.
Cost of Books and Reference Materials
Taster Course and Foundation Course
You do not need to buy any books for the Taster Course and Modules 1, 2 and 3a of the Foundation Course, although a short recommended reading list is given for the Foundation Course. Some reference materials are required for Module 3b of the Foundation Course, details of which are given when you enrol. The total cost of essential reference materials is likely to be in the region of £40, and can be less.
Essential reference materials are required for exercises on forecasting, astronomy, the section on midpoints and history. The total cost is likely to be in the region of £120, but could be less depending on where you obtain them from. A list of books and reference materials required is given when you enrol on the Diploma Course.
Hours of Study
Each of the six exercises is likely to take between one and two hours to complete.
The estimated time for completing all three modules is twelve to eighteen months, or four to six months per module – assuming that you are working or have other responsibilities such as bringing up children. Each of the exercises can take between two to eight hours to complete. Some exercises may not take very long at all, while others may take longer especially those involving a birth chart analysis.
To complete all five of the Diploma Course modules is likely to take about six months per module which adds up to two and a half years – assuming you are working or have other responsibilities such as bringing up children. It is possible to cover the Diploma Course in a shorter time-span, but it does depend on commitment and time available. The average study time is likely to be between three and twelve hours per week. Birth chart analyses and forecasting do take longer than the other exercises.
The tuition period is six months per module (except for the Taster Course); and three months per half module (Modules 3a and 3b of the Foundation Course). This means that your tutor will mark all the tutor-assessed exercises you have done in this period. If there have remaining tutor-assessed exercises when the six month period has run out, you are given a further six months to complete them, but you will be charged a fee. This does not apply to the Taster Course.
The tuition period is four months. Tuition will cease after this period.
First six months’ extension = £10 per remaining tutor-assessed exercise. Second six months’ extension period = £15 per remaining tutor-assessed exercise. Third six months’ extension period = £20 per remaining tutor-assessed exercise.
First six months’ extension = £15 per remaining tutor-assessed exercise. Second six months’ extension period = £20 per remaining tutor-assessed exercise. Third six months’ extension period = £25 per remaining tutor-assessed exercise.
An extra £10 administration charge is added to each extension fees’ invoice whether you are enrolled on a Module on the Foundation or Diploma Course.
Lengthening the tuition period
The college appreciates that there may be genuine exceptional circumstances which prevent you from completing a module within the timescale given. There are specific circumstances when the college can extend the tuition period to eight months, or grant a further tuition period without charge. These exceptions are explained in the Guides to the Foundation and Diploma Courses sent to you when you enrol.
Other than being able to read and write in English reasonable well, and having an interest in exploring the basics of astrology, there are no admission requirements.
You should have standard numeracy and literacy skills. If English is not your first language, you must be able to write in English reasonably well. While it may take a little while to discover what astrology has to offer, no formal qualifications are required. You only need a standard educational background along with a willingness to explore different ways of looking at yourself and the world using the language of astrology.
As far as chart calculation and astronomy are concerned, there is no need for in-depth mathematical or scientific knowledge. Calculation only involves basic arithmetic (adding and subtracting). Astronomy is made as fun and as accessible as possible.
If English is not your first language, you must be able to write in English reasonably well. If you have passed astrologycollege.com’s Certificate Exam, you will automatically be entitled to enrol on the Diploma Course. If you have completed the Foundation Course, but not passed or taken the Certificate Exam, you can normally study for the Diploma Course after consultation between the directors and your tutor.
If you have learnt astrology elsewhere, you will be asked questions about your previous studies. The questions are included on the Enrolment Form and your answers will be assessed by the college. If accepted onto the Diploma Course, your tutor has the right to ask you to transfer onto the relevant modules of the Foundation Course if s/he thinks that you do not have the requisite skills to carry on.