Online Classes

ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE

You can study our Complete Foundation Course – that's Modules 1, 2, and 3
– in a  fully online experience!

MONDAYS
6.30-8.30pm UK Time
February through November 2019
Tutors: Stevi Gaydon & Rosemary Smith

Fast Track TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS
6.30-8.30pm UK Time
January through June 2019
Tutors: Deborah Morgan & Toby Aldren

WEDNESDAYS
6.30-8.30pm UK Time
October 2018 through July 2019
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.


Dates for 2018-2019

The online classes 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.

Students enrolled in Module 1 will be given priority booking status for Modules 2 and 3 in order to maintain continuity of study. Another option to secure your place for Modules 2 and 3 is to purchase the Complete Online Foundation Course when enrolling – a savings of £60 over the three terms.

Prior to Module 1, you are expected to attend the one-hour Induction Session. Here you will meet your course tutors and fellow students and learn how to participate using the online platform.

For 2018-19, the Modules of the Wednesday series coincide with the three terms of our London Classes. Enrolling on the Fast Track series (Tuesdays and Thursdays) enables you to complete three terms in the time of two. The Monday series begins in February, yet its Module 3 will be held in the Autumn of 2019. See below for specific class dates.


MONDAYS — February through November 2019

Induction Session — Completed

Module 1
Booking closed
February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April 1st, 8th

Module 2
Open for booking
May 13th, 20th
(No class on May 27th)
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Module 3
General booking opens 1st August*
September 16th, 23rd, 30th
October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
November 4th, 11th, 18th
*should any places become available


Fast Track TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS — January through June 2019

Induction Session — Completed

Module 1
Completed

Module 2
Booking closed
March 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 26th, 28th
(No classes 19th and 21st March)
April 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th

Module 3
Open for booking
May 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd
(No classes 28th and 30th May)
June 4th, 6th, 11th, 18th, 20th, 25th
(No class 13th June)
 


WEDNESDAYS — October 2018 through July 2019

Induction Session - Completed

Autumn term 2018 – Module 1
Completed

Spring term 2019 – Module 2
Completed

Summer term 2019 – Module 3
Open for booking
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
July 3rd


Technical specifications

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
  • Webcam
  • 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


Enrol for the Online Foundation Course

Prior to enrolment, please read the Conditions of Enrolment for Online Classes.

CLICK HERE TO ENROL

For Modules marked "Protected", you will need a password from your tutor in order to enrol.


If you have any questions or any problems making your enrolment please get in touch.

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