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BHI Technician Grade Distance Course

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Hello everyone,

I know I have seen topics on this, but for anyone who has taken this distance course can you tell me the topics that each lesson covers? I know that there are 12, but they don't tell you exactly what the topics are on the website. Also I am located in the USA and was wondering if anyone knows if you have to go to the UK for certain tests? I have read on the website that you can take some in your home country and some you have to go to the UK for, but I am not sure if any of the exams from the 12 lessons require you to travel there.

 

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Hi Doe's it have to be the BHI as there are reputable institutes in America who are I think affiliated to the BHI and cover the states.  The NWCC and AWCI both of whom run courses in watch and clock making and repair. Worth checking out as they are on home turf.

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37 minutes ago, watchweasol said:

Hi Doe's it have to be the BHI as there are reputable institutes in America who are I think affiliated to the BHI and cover the states.  The NWCC and AWCI both of whom run courses in watch and clock making and repair. Worth checking out as they are on home turf.

Are these distance learning courses? BHI is, with in person examination. All in all, very demanding and expensive.

For a more practical, goal-oriented trainign check our host Marks at watchrepairlessons.com

 

 

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I presume you have already read this:

https://bhi.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BHI-DLC-Technician-Grade-SAMPLE.pdf

I can probably list the contents without fear of breaching copyright, but it might take a while. 

I think there is relatively more theory than you may find elsewhere. Certainly a lot of content on the theory of escapements which is essential if you want to be able to fault-find effectively. There are many practical exercises too, which give you all the details you need to know about the techniques required. 

As far as I understand, you do need to attend in person to sit the exams. Alternatively, just do the coursework and consider sitting it at a later date, or if you are over on holiday. 

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I have been a member of the BHI for many years. However I have never attended any of their courses as I have never wanted to become a pro repairer. In their monthly mag they list the courses available and I have noticed they sell out quickly. With the BHI you a can also achieve accreditation which gives yourself and your business a more trusted status with prospective customers. Although BHI has members world wide it is basically a British based organisation it might be better to consider either the NWCC or AWCI.

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