ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE – NEW for 2018-19
From October 2018 you can study our Complete Foundation Course
– that's Modules 1, 2, and 3 –
in a fully online experience!
Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm UK Time
Tutors: Stevi Gaydon & Carole Taylor
Studying with us via our new online classes allows you to connect in real time to experienced Faculty tutors and to a small group of fellow students, whilst still giving you the freedom to study from home. The online classroom is a great way to connect, learn the art of astrology, and make friends with other students from around the world!
This new online platform is offered alongside our Distance Learning via Email and London Classes, offering you even more flexibility and choice in your studies with us.
In addition to the weekly online classes, you will have access to extensive written course material which accompanies and supports each module. This material can be downloaded from our private online site.
The course tutors will give instructions each week for reading from this course material, along with small amounts of home study to do in preparation for the following week’s class. You should allow about 2 hours per week to complete this, in your own time. Engaging with the course material is also a useful way of consolidating your learning and perfect for catching up if you have to miss a class.
On enrolment, you will also be supplied with a recommended reading list, with ideas for books to buy and online resources to access. There is only one compulsory text for you to buy at Foundation level (a small and inexpensive publication called Raphael’s Year Ephemeris), but you may also wish to supplement your learning with a little additional reading each week, if you have time.
Throughout the course you will be fully supported by the tutors and encouraged to gradually develop your astrological understanding.
For an overview of the Faculty’s courses and a list of course fees, see our Courses Overview page.
The Faculty of Astrological Studies uses Zoom as the platform for online classes. You can join the class using a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.
You will need the following:
- Good internet access
- A built-in microphone or external head-set
When you first enrol, you will be sent an email confirming your enrolment and containing instructions for connecting to and navigating the online classroom. Before each session, you will be sent a link by email which allows you to enter that particular session. For full technical information, read Online Foundation Course: Instructions for Joining a Session
Dates for 2018-2019
The online classes are held once a week on a Wednesday and run from 6.30-8.30pm UK local time (either Universal Time or British Summer Time, depending on the time of year). Each term consists of 10 sessions. Please make sure you access the classroom about 15 minutes before the start time, as each session will begin promptly at 6.30pm.
Induction Session: Monday 1st October
There will be an online induction session on Monday 1st October, 6.30-7.30pm – please make sure you attend this. You will meet your course tutors and fellow students and learn how to participate using the online platform.
Autumn term 2018 – Module 1
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Spring term 2019 – Module 2
January 16th, 23rd, 30th
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March 6th, 13th, 20th
Summer term 2019 – Module 3
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Enrol for the Online Foundation Course
Prior to enrolment, please read the Conditions of Enrolment for Online Course Students.
If you have any questions or any problems making your enrolment please get in touch.