Foundation Course

Module fees and their contents

Study three 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.  Decide whether you would like to receive  the course material in hard copy format instead as you may find that it is easier to deal with.  If you do not have a printer, this may be better for you.  Note that there is an extra charge of £25 because we need to cover printing/photocopying, packing and post costs.

Pay in instalments.  If paying the whole module fee at once is difficult, choose to pay in two instalments and ease your cash flow.   See the Enrol Page and download the Enrolment Form as this will give you more information.

Option.  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 if this is the best option for you.  This information is on the Enrolment Form.

Tutor-assessed and self-assessed exercises.  Most of the exercises in the Foundation Course are assessed by your tutor, although a few or 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 BlocksAstrology circle with zodiac signs, planets symbols and elements

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.

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.

Fee for Module 1 is £275.

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 £340. 

Module 3a – Astronomy, An Introduction to the History of Astrology, and Chart Calculation.  Module 3b – Chart Calculation.

3a) 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.

3a) 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.

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.

Learn how we measure stars, planets and celestial objects  in space, and about the various ways of measuring time.  There is no need to be an astro-physicist, as we only deal with relatively normal concepts of time!

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 planets along with much more information.

Number of lessons and exercises in the whole of Module 3.  There are 13 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.

Fee for Module 3 is £335.

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.

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