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For beginners and professionals

Whether you are an absolute beginner, a professional clock repairer, an experienced watchmaker, a seasoned trader or an avid collector, the BHI can help you get started and develop your knowledge and skills and which can lead to nationally accredited awards.

You can choose two different types of learning – practical short courses or long-term distance learning.

Professional tutors, workshops and tools

Our short courses take place in Upton Hall in workshops with professional tools, machines and equipment. It is also the home of an unrivalled collection of historical and modern timepieces, a dedicated library and valuable archives. You can book overnight accommodation in Upton Hall and have breakfast and lunch in the Clock House Café.

Distance learning students too can benefit from these courses and facilities. They are ideal to practise your skills and prepare for examinations.

However, whether you choose a short course or go for distance learning, you always benefit from the knowledge and experience of the BHI tutors. You work directly with an expert in the field and get personal attention as well as useful tips.

The George Daniels’ Educational Trust

As a result of a significant bequest from the late George Daniels, pioneer independent watchmaker and inventor, a new initiative to benefit the British clock and watch industry has been established.

A trust fund has been set up to encourage and financially assist apprentices and students who are training to become professional clock and watchmakers with grants and bursaries. 

By actively supporting those who are beginning a career in horology in the UK, the trust fund will help to ensure that future generations can engage well trained, competent professionals to maintain their clocks and watches.  Further information is available:  www.gdetac.org

The George Daniels Educational Trust is an Isle of Man registered charity (Number 1096). 


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