How does it all work?
The LSA offers nine courses: three in Year 1, three in Year 2, and three in Year 3. Each course comprises on average 18 hours of pre-recorded classes in 15-30 minute recordings (each recording is a video with a tutor and visual presentation speaking in English) and six 75 minute live Q&As (which are also recorded if you cannot attend live) for each year of study.
Once you’ve signed up to a course, you’ll have online access to that course (its videos, handouts, presentations) for a year. The videos will be available to view on any device with internet access and the handouts, articles and presentations can be downloaded if need be.
- Year 1 (courses 101, 102, 103) is the Beginners/Foundation Level (from basics to synthesis)
- Year 2 (courses 201, 202, 203) is the Intermediate Level (from synthesis to techniques such as forecasting, synastry, mundane and locational astrology)
- Year 3 (courses 301, 302, 303) is the Apprenticeship Programme (astrology in action – electional, consulting, rectification, horary)
Can I start any time?
Yes, the courses can be started at a time that best suits you. For each year of study, there are six live online Q&As per year (these are also recorded), so while you’re learning with us you’ll have access to the Q&As available to your level of study (Year 1, 2 or 3) – regardless of when you start.
Many students prefer to study all nine levels over three years and progress in the recommended order, but others want to revise or study one area of astrology and can sign up for that only. You are welcome to do either.
Am I required to take the exams? Do I have to complete assignments from one course before doing another?
Many students enrol for the joy of learning and self-discovery, while others want a professional qualification to practise astrology or use in conjunction with another therapy (or discipline like tarot).
We offer reading, homework and assignments with every course but these are optional – there is no pressure to do any coursework. Reading articles and submitting coursework will help you assimilate the information better (and you can gain a Certificate or Diploma in Astrology), but you do not need to submit/pass these to keep studying or to enrol onto another course.
If you decide to work towards the LSA’s Diploma in Astrology, there are compulsory assignments on the list but elsewhere you’ll be able to create a qualification that best reflects your own astrological interests (e.g. choosing locational astrology or synastry).
Is this a recognised qualification?
Yes, in the astrological community, the LSA’s courses, its certificate and diploma (LSA Dip.) are accredited with the APAE (the Advisory Panel on Astrological Education), based in the UK. And all our main tutors are recognised as experts in the field – having lectured and/or consulted for many years. All tutors have written articles for leading magazines and many have written books.
I prefer being able to ask questions in real time or email a tutor. Can I do this?
Yes, our courses are designed to get you involved as much as you wish. We’re here to help you during your studies, so you’re encouraged to email the office or submit questions to the Q&A sessions. The Q&As are a valuable and regular part of the course.
What kind of astrology do you teach?
We’d call it humanistic/human-centred, but among our tutors we have experts in mundane, psychological, spiritual/evolutionary/esoteric, and traditional/classical astrology. For us, astrology is a remarkable tool that can give great insight into the inner workings of our lives – our personality, needs, patterns, talents and potential – as well as an understanding of the times in which we live and the people and world around us.
Can I visit your school?
If you’re visiting London, you’re very welcome to attend our London workshops in Euston (we have at least five Saturdays a term). If you’re studying online with us, you’ll get a discount on most events/workshops that take place. Just get in touch before you travel or check our schedule at www.londonschoolofastrology.co.uk
Our office is outside London – it’s not the same venue in which we teach – so we won’t be at our Euston (central London) venue unless we’re teaching. It’s always best to call or email the office rather than turn up at the venue in Euston. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +44 208 402 7772. We have a free Open Evening in Euston, held during the first week of October each year.
Your emails and calls (office hours are 10am to 5pm) are welcome – so get in touch if you have questions before or during your studies with us.
Do you offer courses in other languages?
We already offer a similar three-year course in Mandarin with New Moon Astrology (http://www.newmoonmag.com) and some of Frank’s webinars are already available in Japanese through the Astrology Research Institute in Tokyo (https://www.arijp-info.com/frank). Over the next few years, we plan to have all of our courses available in other languages, including Spanish and Turkish, in conjunction with astrology schools in these countries. We’ll keep you posted!