Bach Centre-approved courses
The Bach Centre approves four levels of training:
- Level 1 teaches the basics, the indications for each remedy and how to select a personal mix.
- Level 2 develops a deeper understanding of the subtler aspects of using the remedies and explores some of the underlying philosophy.
- Level 3 is for people who want to work professionally with the remedies, and includes opportunities to enhance your consultation and listening skills.
- Beyond Level 3, BC-ACE is a programme of continuing education events aimed at Level 3 students, BFRPs and BFRAPs.
All Bach Centre-approved courses meet written approval criteria issued by the Bach Centre and teach the original simple method laid down by Dr Bach.
Once you have completed a Bach Centre-approved Level 3 course you are entitled to apply to join the Bach Foundation International Register of Practitioners. Before that, students on approved courses can obtain a student registration with the Bach Centre to support their learning.
Courses at Mount Vernon
The Bach Centre runs Level 1, 2 and 3 courses several times a year. Send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for our free email newsletter, to keep up with the latest dates as they are released. You can unsubscribe at any time and the list isn't used for any other purpose.
"I was very pleased to be able to learn in the relaxed environment of the Bach Centre with others from so many countries - great!!"
- How much do courses cost?
- I've used the remedies for years / studied them before. Can I go straight onto a Level 2 / Level 3 course?
- Can I do levels 1, 2 and 3 in different countries?
- Are there courses in the US/France/Japan/China/Belgium...?
- Are courses available online or via distance learning?
- How quickly can I progress through the levels?
- I've done a course with somebody not listed on your site. How can I tell whether it is an approved course?
- I want to teach Bach Centre-approved courses. How can I be approved?
The prices for courses run directly by the Bach Centre are all on this web site. (This includes the English version of the Level 1 Distance Learning Programme and the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 courses at Mount Vernon.)
For the price of courses in other countries and/or provided by other institutions you need to contact course providers direct. External providers set their own prices so that they can better reflect costs in their own areas. You will find links and contact information on this site.
I've used the remedies for years / studied them before. Can I go straight onto a Level 2 or Level 3 course?
Courses that have not gone through our approval process sometimes include wrong or misleading information about the remedies, as do many books. The Bach Centre's Bach Foundation programmes aim to teach the original method as laid down by Dr Bach. You are going back to the source if you follow these courses, and that is done most effectively if you start from first principles.
For this reason we ask all students to complete Level 1 before attending a Level 2 course, and complete Level 2 before attending a Level 3.
However, if you study direct with the Bach Centre (i.e. you come to Mount Vernon to do Level 1 or you book on the Distance Learning Programme with the Centre), and you have studied the Bach system previously via a non-approved programme, we sometimes agree to offer a discount on the course fee. Contact the Centre for advice on this, and send us scans of the certificates you currently hold.
Yes. All the courses are taught to the same written Bach Centre criteria, so there is no problem following the different levels in different countries, or in different languages. Once you have a Level 1 certificate you can enrol on any Level 2 anywhere in the world, and the same applies moving from Level 2 to Level 3.
If there is an approved course in a country there will be contact information on this site. Scroll to the top of this page and use the search box to contact trainers or providers direct in the country concerned.
There is a distance learning version of Level 1, where lessons are sent and received by email.
Levels 2 and 3 are only available as classroom-based courses. (The assessments that are part of Level 3 are though done from home, so there is a correspondence component.)
We have no plans to make Levels 2 and 3 available via distance learning, as both courses are built around face-to-face group work. Level 3 in particular is aimed at future practitioners, and most of their work is done with clients, face-to-face. Genuine practitioner training is not in our view possible via distance learning.
We advise students to allow time between the different levels to gain experience and do some background reading. Course providers may refuse enrolment on Level 2 and Level 3 courses where the student completed the previous level less than five months before and where they have doubts about the student's readiness for the next level.
Nevertheless many students complete levels 2 and 3 successfully without leaving a significant time gap. In keeping with the principle of self-help, we normally leave students to make up their own minds about this, and particular allowance is made for students travelling from overseas who wish to complete two levels in one trip.
The Level 1 Distance Learning Programme (DLP) includes time for practice and experience. Students can normally start Level 2 as soon as they complete the DLP.
I've done a course with somebody not listed on your site. How can I tell whether it is an approved course?
Bach Centre-approved courses are always advertised as 'Bach Centre-approved' so if you aren't sure the chances are the course was not approved. Check any certificate you were given at the end of the course and it should carry the Bach Foundation International Register logo and the words 'course approved by the Bach Centre' or 'course approved by the Bach Foundation'.
If you're still not sure, email us and arrange to send a copy of your certificate and details of the name of the trainer and we will check for you.
The first prerequisite for being a trainer is that you are a current Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner. The Bach Centre will not consider courses whose main teacher is not a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner.
In addition you will need specific specialist training to teach, either direct from the Bach Centre or from a Bach Centre-approved Institute. For more details see the pages on becoming a teacher.