This information applies to DLP Level 1s bought directly from the Bach Centre in England, and taught in English, German or Italian.
Courses run by agents, including all DLP Level 1s in other languages, will be mostly in line with this, but may have their own local arrangements also.
How does the course work?
When we receive your application form we send you lesson 1 by email or post, depending on which you select, and any books you ordered by post. We also tell you the name of the Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner who will be your mentor.
You send the completed lesson direct to your mentor. She will mark your work and send it back with a letter answering any questions you have asked about the course material. She will also send you lesson two.
When you send lesson two to your mentor you receive lesson three, and so on until you have finished the course.
There are five lessons in the DLP. When you have completed the last lesson the mentor will notify us and we will arrange for a Bach Centre-approved Level 1 certificate to be issued to you.
Can I complete the course online?
We don’t offer the course on a web site, but you can send and receive lessons by email. Just tell us you want this when you book the course. We will still send any books you order by post, of course.
What’s in the course?
The course meets the course approval criteria that apply to all Bach Centre-approved Level 1 courses. Topics covered include:
- an overview of all the remedies, including the traditional ‘rescue’ combinations
- how to select remedies
- how to take remedies
- an introduction to helping friends, family and animals
The course involves a series of set tasks. You use the set books plus your own life experiences to find answers and write them down. Your mentor highlights areas where you may have missed something, and responds to any questions you have on the course material so as to clear up areas that you are not sure of.
How long does it take to complete?
We ask mentors to mark and return work within four weeks of receipt. In practice they usually turn work around much faster than that.
If you work quickly it is possible to finish the whole course in three months. We don’t advise that you try to hurry through the Level 1 Distance Learning Programme any quicker than this.
What’s the difference between doing the DLP and one of the classroom-based courses?
The class-based tutor-led Level 1 courses, which typically run over two days, present all the remedies. Ideally you will then spend three or four months using the remedies so as to really learn them before you attend a Level 2 course.
The DLP, on the other hand, includes all the personal experience that you need. You would be well prepared to attend a Level 2 course the minute you finish the DLP.
Which you prefer is largely a question of personal preference. If you like working alone and in your own time, choose the DLP. If you prefer working in groups and discussing things with others, choose a classroom-based course.
I’ve already got some books about the remedies. Do I still need to obtain the two set books?
The DLP study programme has been created around the set books, which present the original method as laid down by Dr Bach. So the answer is, yes, you do need to have the two set books even if you already own or have read other books.
Some popular books on the remedies contain errors and others are based on personal reinterpretations of Dr Bach’s work. You may find your progress unsatisfactory if you try to rely on other texts.
Is there a pass mark or an exam?
No. The Distance Learning Programme is an opportunity to learn and grow, and everyone who completes the course receives a certificate of completion. We only assess work in a formal way on the Level 3 practitioner course.
Are the Level 2 and Level 3 courses available as distance learning?
Not at the moment. Both are experiential courses that require direction interaction with other students.
The one element that is done via distance learning is the assessed course work after the class-based part of the Level 3 course.