Foundation Course

Module contents and fees

Study the three Foundation Course modules with us and you will reach an intermediate level of knowledge in astrology.

All module fees include course material and tuition

Module Fees in pdf format or hard copy. The fees are listed at the end of each module for sending you the course material in pdf format by email.  You can receive the course material in pdf format, and/or in hard copy format.   Note that there is an extra charge of £25 per module, if you want hard copy, because we need to cover printing/photocopying, packing and post costs.


Module 2. Havve you studied some astrology?  If so, you may be able to enrol on Module 2 with less tuition.  Fill in the questionnaire which is on the Enrol Page.

Module 3.  Choose the way you want to enrol on Module 3 as you can have a reduction in fees in return for less tuition.  Discuss this with your tutor in order to decide which option you would prefer.

Tutor-assessed and self-assessed exercises.  Most of the exercises in the Foundation Course are assessed by your tutor who responds to your work, although a few are not.  Please ask for help if you are stuck on any of the exercises, tutor-assessed or self-assessed.  You receive guidance notes on many of the exercises.

Module 1 – Building Blocks

The main branches of astrology. Find out about the various branches of astrology so that you get an idea of its many applications.

The Building Blocks of the Chart.  Discover the meanings of the planets.  The word ‘planet’ in astrology refers to the Sun and Moon as well as Mercury, Venus and the other planets because they were seen as wanderers in the sky in ancient times.  Find out how the planets represent different sides of our personalities. Learn about the role of the Zodiac Signs in chart calculation.   Find out how the houses represent different areas of life, such as sense of self, relationships with others, personal life and career.   Take the opportunity to look at your own chart in some of the exercises.

As seeb from the Earth, planets form angular relationships with each other.  For example, Venus may be on one side of the Earth, and Neptune on the other side. Mars and Jupiter may look as if they are together in the sky.  Nercury may be at right angles to Uranus.  These angular relationships are called aspects.   Discover What do they mean, and how we interpret interpret them in a way that is helpful to clients?

Number of lessons and exercises in Module 1.  There are 9 lessons and  9 exercises, of which 6 are assessed by your tutor and 3 are self-assessed.  Youi can always ask your tutor for help and advice on all the lessons and exercises.

Fee for Module 1 is £260.

Module 2 – Chart Interpretation, Ethics and Philosophy

Follow the guide to synthesising and interpreting a  birth chart so that you can give a sound analysis.   Explore some of the clauses in our Code of Ethics, so that you encourage the well-being of the client.  Working on a biography on a famous medieval English King will help you to see how astrological symbolism was expressed in his life. Learn how to explain astrology to others , so that you can correct some of the misconceptions about it.

As you are coming to the end of this module, read the introduction to two popular forecasting techniques.  Explore these in much more detail in Modules 4 and 5 of the Diploma Course.

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

Fee for Module 2 is £330.

Reduced tuition fee is £220.

Module 3 – Astronomy, History and Chart Calculation

This module is divided into two parts – 3a and 3b.

3a.  Astronomy and an Introduction to the History of Astrology

History of Astrology.  Read the introduction to the history of astrology from ancient times to the present, as this will give you an idea about its fascinating roots.

Astronomy.  Learn about the solar system.  Find out about the orbital periods of the planets around the Sun.  What do astrologers mean when they talk about planets going retrograde?  You may have heard about the Solstices, Equinoxes and Cross Quarter Days.  Learn how they are crucial turning points in the seasons and relate to the annual cycle of the Sun as perceived from Earth.  Explore the seasons in both the northern and southern hemispheres.  Disccover how we locate the Sun, Moon and planets in space, as well as other stellar objects.  Discover how we measure time as this is crucial to understand when calculating a birth chart.

Find out about the Moon, it’s orbit around the Earth, its phases, and about solar and lunar eclipses.  We help you understand how we see the Moon’s phases in both the northern and southern hemispheres.  Discover what the Moon’s Nodes represent


Clock art by Jon Tyson, courtesy of Unsplash.3b.  Chart Calculation

3b.  Chart Calculation

When you have completed Module 3a, start calculating and drawing up birth charts for anywhere in the world at any time of day or night.  Learn to read an ephemeris which gives you the daily positions of the Sun, Moon and planets along with much more information.   Find out which services you can access for free birth charts.  Start leaning how to use astrological calculation software.  This concentrates on using Solar Fire, Astrolabe Inc., but is helpful if you are looking for other software.  Learn how to get accurate birth data from your clients, and find out how birth charts are ranked for accuracy.

Number of lessons and exercises in the whole of Module 3.  There are 14 lessons and 11 exercises.  9 exercises are assessed by your tutor and 3 are self-assessed.  Have some fun with the astronomy exercises in which you are given puzzles to solve.  Remember, if you have problems with any of the exercises, tutor-assessed or self-assessed, your tutor is there to help you.

Fee for Module 3 is £325

Reduced option.  Note that this applies to 3a only – Astronomy and History.  You can choose do enrol on this module for less tuition for this section.  Reduced fee including 3b is £255.

Quote from one of our students

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