What are study groups?

Study groups are small peer learning groups which meet every four to six weeks. They are a requirement of the course, so you will be expected to attend Study Group meetings and take responsibility, with others, for the effectiveness of the group. Your relationship with the study group and the group tutor assigned to you will substantially deepen and enrich your experience of the training.

What homework is required & what if I am late with my assignments?

Throughout the two years, you will be expected to complete a number of assignments to support your journey through the training. Our online classroom provides all the necessary guidance for these, and you can always reach out to your tutor team and fellow students for support. It is important to try to get these to your tutors on time – however we know that sometimes life can get in the way! If you think you might have trouble meeting a deadline, discuss it with your group tutor as soon as possible.

Do I have to attend the retreats?

As the Birch Path is an online training, there are no in-person requirements, this training is delivered through online weekly webinars. Attendance at these webinars is expected, although we understand that things might come up which may prevent you attending a session. In these instances, please inform your tutor team as soon as possible.