Introduction to the Education Programme

Approved courses

The Bach Centre’s main focus is education. As well as hosting courses at Mount Vernon in Oxfordshire, we approve courses run by independent providers in more than 40 different countries.

Use this tool to find approved courses near you:

All Bach Centre-approved courses teach the original simple method used by Dr. Bach. We recommend an approved course whether you want to become a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (BFRP), or just want the best possible training. If you have seen a course advertised and are not sure if it is approved, look up the trainer to see if he or she is on our list.

There are three core levels of training. Students who aspire to join our Register must complete them in 1-2-3 order. This ensures all practitioners have the same solid grounding in the system.

Level 1

Level 1 covers the basics, including the indications for each remedy. It introduces fundamental concepts such as simplicity, the importance of personal selection, and the seven groups, and gives students the skills and confidence to use the remedies in their own lives and with family and friends.  It will also cover Dr. Bach’s philosophy, medical history and how he developed the remedy system.

Level 1 is a required foundation course for people who want to attend one of the higher levels. You can study Level 1 in a classroom or by following a Distance Learning Programme.

A description of Level 1 Distance Learning Programme can be found here.

Level 2

On Level 2 you will develop your understanding of Dr Bach’s system and its approach to well-being. You will study the fine differences between similar remedies, look at remedies that describe personalities and moods, and explore some of the underlying philosophy.  There is group work which will help you to help each other as well as practising your listening skills and objectivity.

You can choose to study Level 2 as classroom-based course, or via our Distance Learning Programme. Both versions involve sharing time with other students and practising your skills together. It aims to give you all the remedy knowledge you need in order to move on to practitioner-level training, if you wish.

A detailed description of what is involved in a Level 2 Distance Learning Programme can be found here.

Level 3

Level 3 is for people who want to work professionally with the remedies. As such, it includes opportunities to learn, enhance and practise consultation and listening skills.  A thorough remedy knowledge is assumed by the time students reach Level 3, so as well as the furtherance of practitioner skills, much of the focus is on the professional setting and additional considerations for practitioners.  These include where and how you might set up your practice, how to advertise, the boundaries you may need to set, understanding your limitations, insurance, and many other practical topics.

You can choose to study Level 3 as a classroom-based course or via our Distance Learning Programme.  As a classroom-based course there will be a lot of group-work, and as the only level that is formally assessed, there will be a written paper on the last day of the course, followed by a period of home study in which you complete further tasks including, at the end, preparing case studies to show that you are a competent practitioner.  In the Distance Learning version here is also group work with a tutor over Zoom, and a separate assessment.

Successful completion of the Level 3 assessments, within 18 months of the Level 3 beginning, will give you the opportunity to apply to join the Bach Centre’s International Register of Practitioners.

A fuller description of the Level 3 Distance Learning Programme can be found here.


Approved continuing education

Beyond Level 3, BC-ACE is a programme of Bach Centre-approved continuing education events aimed at Level 3 students, practitioners and other experienced users.

Informal learning

Bach Foundation Registered Practitioners run informal events in many countries. And for people visiting the Bach Centre, we can arrange bespoke half-day seminars for groups of between 6 and 16.

Dr. Bach created his system with self-help in mind. The simplest way to start learning is to read the recommended books. You can also book a consultation with a local BFRP who will help you select some remedies and teach you to use the system for yourself.