Next course will be a BFTP3 DLP online programme, with the online sessions running 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26 September 2024 from
13:00 – 16:00 UTC (14.00 to 17.00 BST). You will need to complete pre-course preparation work before the online sessions start, so the deadline for applications is 10th July 2024.
BFTP3 aims to explore the design and facilitation of a Level 3 course, and to encourage your personal and professional development as a Bach teacher.
The course, which is taught in English, is run by Tessa Jordan BFRP. The course fee of £1,200 covers training, mentoring and the subsequent approval process. You will pay this to the trainer after your application has been accepted. You don’t need to pay anything until you are offered a place on the course.
Once you have taken up a place on the course you will go into a pre-course preparation stage. You will be given access to the Bach Centre’s Level 3 Distance Learning Programme and asked to complete a Dossier showing your engagement with the course. You will also send a video to the trainer showing you at work in your Bach practice, giving a consultation to a client.
The online group sessions start on 17 September 2024. There are six of them, on the 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 September 2024, each from 13:00 to 16:00 UTC (14:00 to 17:00 BST).
By the time you complete the online sessions you will be in a position to create your own Level 3 course, with support from your trainer. When ready, you will send it to the BFTP3 trainer for approval. Once your course is approved you will be given a limited licence to offer up to three Level 3 courses.
The end stage is when you send a video showing you teaching Level 3 to the Bach Centre for final sign-off. All being well, you will then be issued with your full Level 3 teacher’s licence.
We allow trainees up to three years, starting from September 2024, to complete the BFTP3. There are additional deadlines built into the course itself. These and a full guide to the course can all be found in the online course manual for the BFTP3 DLP. You will get access to the online course manual when your enrolment on the course has been confirmed.
(BFTP3 can be taught in other countries and languages, with an interpreter when necessary. Contact us if you have a group of Level 2 trainers who are interested in that possibility.)
Step 1: check that you are eligible for BFTP3
In our course approval criteria for Level 3 we specify that new Level 3 teachers should already have:
- Six years’ experience of using the remedies in line with the Code of Practice
- Four years’ experience of helping other people select remedies
- Experience of teaching at least five Bach Centre-approved Level 2 courses
Other key factors when deciding to accept a candidate for BFTP3 teacher-training include:
- Feedback received from students, teachers and other professionals
- How successful the candidate has been at building good relationships with students, other trainers, BFRPs and others
- The candidate’s ability to market courses and find students
- The candidate’s registration record with the Centre and commitment to the Code
- The overall suitability of the candidate
- Whether more Level 3 trainers are needed in the area
- The overall best interests of education provision in the area
BFTP3 is designed principally for Level 2 teachers who are licensed direct by the Bach Centre and/or for people who don’t have ready access to alternative teacher training.
If your Level 2 licence comes from a third-party course provider, and/or you are affiliated to a provider of Bach Centre-approved courses that offers teacher training, contact that organisation first before you consider applying here.
And if you haven’t done so already, check what teacher training is already available in your country before going any further:
Step 2: send us an application form
Entry to the BFTP3 course taught in English at Mount Vernon, and to the online version of the course, is via an application form.
Level 3 trainers even more than those at Level 1 and 2 are expected to model an open and collaborative approach to practice with the system, and in their teaching, and in their relationships with colleagues.
Bear in mind before applying that The Centre might on rare occasions decide to restrict or revoke the Level 1 licence of a Level 3 trainer if we believe that to be in the best overall interest of education and educators in an area.