If you’re new to online study, it can appear mystifying at first. But don’t worry, it isn’t. If you’ve navigated to this page then you probably have all the tech skills you need.

This page is here to help you get started. If you think we’ve missed anything, contact us.

As soon as you enrol. You will receive access to the course page. If your course hasn’t begun yet you will see some introductory materials.

Your Course Page

The main parts of your course page are:

  1. Forums: These allow you to communicate with your tutor and other students. Ask questions, propose new ideas, share your thoughts. Whether you actively participate or simply follow the discussions, these are an exceptional source of learning.
  2. Lecture Videos: At the beginning of each week a new lecture video is available. You can watch this at any time that suits you.
  3. Downloadable Lecture Audio: For when you want to listen to your lectures on the move.
  4. Downloadable Lecture Notes: Also made available weekly. These are specially written for your course by our course specialists and form the basis of the lectures.


  • Assessment is optional (about half our students go for it) and is based on either an essay (approximately 2000 words) or Weekly Coursework (mostly for Sanskrit courses).
  • Essays are usually due four weeks after the course ends. We encourage our tutors to assist where possible with extensions when needed.
  • Completion Certificates are awarded on successful assessment. Please do note though that these courses aren’t accredited. Some students have used them towards degree courses, yoga training, and even Masters degrees, but that was by individual arrangement.

Essays? Urgh!

A common reaction, certainly. But a few things to keep in mind.

  • It’s optional and you don’t have to decide until the course ends.
  • There are few better ways to really get to grips with the material than by putting it in your own words.
  • You don’t need to write to an academic standard. The idea is to display your grasp of the ideas.
  • Your tutor’s focus will be on helping you identify your strengths and weaknesses, not pointing out your faults.


Most of our materials are downloadable to keep as long as you wish. The exception is videos which aren’t downloadable but remain accessible for at least three years after the course ends.

What else?

This page is about your course experience. We hope it helps.

We’ve also compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Still have questions? Contact us.