The list below contains the minimum standard of training that is required on a BFVEA Accredited course and the minimum training for Practitioner Membership.  Other subjects are encouraged and will be specific to individual tutors.

1.    The history of flower & vibrational essences and their development to include Dr. Edward Bach and the Bach   Remedies

2.    Varied opinions & definitions of flower & vibrational essences

3.    Subtle energy & development of awareness in

  • universal & human energy fields
  • chakras
  • auras
  • muscle testing 
  • dowsing 
  • use of intuiton
  • personal energy management & integrity

4.    Historical & cultural use of plants in healing (e.g. modern industrial use, traditional use.

5.    Choosing essences for personal exploraion from at least 4 different producers

6.    Preparation of flower & vibrational essences using

  • Traditional Sun/water method
  • other traditional methods e.g. boiling
  • recent methods e.g. laser, crystal, geodes, environmental etc.

7.    Dilutions of essences, pros & cons, current opinions, storage & amplification of flower & vibrational essences

8.    Storage and amplification of flower & vibrational essences.

9.    Awareness of current relations with regard to labelling & bottling

10.  Discerning the qualities of essences

11.  Understanding and overview of different essences from around the world

12.  Use of essences in environment & horticultural situations

13.  Business management, health & safety standards

14.  Practice management Practice management and working within the BFVEA Code of Conduct and BFVEA Constitution.

15.  Presentation of case studies

16.  Anatomy & Physiology to a minimum of 30 hours.

17.  Listening skills (counselling) to a minimum of 8 hours study

18.  Supervision of therapy sessions throughout the course

19.  MYMOP

Other subjects may be introduced. 
The BFVEA complaint courses are facilitated by Tutor members who are Advanced Practitioner Members and have been a BFVEA member for at least two years.  To submit a course you will need to contact the Education Officer for full details of what information is required for vallidation.  Above is a list of subjects that are required as the minimum knowledge a course needs to contain.

Evidence of insurance cover for courses must be provided and the Tutor must agree to distribute to all students the BFVEA Course Evaluation Forms, that are then sent directly back to the BFVEA.

Distant Learning Courses

Following the AGM on March 16th 2002, items 3, 6, 17, 18 plus client management must be tutor led.  The rest may be distance-learned as long as it is equivalent to no more than 80% of the tutor-led course.  Postal courses covering the whole of the guidelines remain outside BFVEA recognition.

Successful students from BFVEA Accredited courses can be immediately accepted as BFVEA Advanced Practitioner Members.  n.b. An Anatomy & Physiology qualification is required for all BFVEA members.

Many Tutors offering the full BFVEA course accept people wishing to attend small sections of their course, as study towards Practitioner Membership.  Please approach the individual tutors offering BFVEA Accredited courses.