Sound Therapy Training
Distance Learning Option

Practitioner Level Diploma

Sound Therapy Training (Practitioner Level Diploma) – Distance Learning

A Practitioner helps their clients to discover how their current life/health situation impacts their wellbeing in a deeper and focused way. On this course you will learn how to choose the best instruments and techniques to support your clients and how to apply those techniques to suit their individual needs. You can also apply the techniques to groups. As well as having specific techniques, there is room for professional judgment and creativity – it is rare that any two treatments are exactly the same.

This course is perfect if you want an in-depth look in 1-2-1 sound therapy, a variety of instrument choices and to also be able to give group sound sessions.

A blended learning option with face to face modules is also available for this course if you prefer. Please request a prospectus for more information.

Course Modules & Timeline
Distance Learning Option

Equipment Webinar – 1st February 2021

  • Videos and presentations introduce the instruments to you
  • Help will be given if needed to help you choose the best instruments to work with
  • Have the instruments shipped to your home
  • Playing technique tutorials will get you started and practising at home before and after the virtual classroom

Foundation Module – 5th February 2021

  • An online course to take before the virtual classroom
  • The key concepts and research underpinning the BAST Method of Sound Therapy will be introduced including current research in neuro-science, sound and music psychology and medical ethnomusicology
  • Discuss how and why sound can be such an effective method for improving health and wellbeing
  • Quizzes and interactive exercises help you check your understanding and deepen your knowledge

  • Work With

    Individuals and Groups

  • Where?

    Study from home via Virtual Classroom

  • When?

    Course begins 3rd March 2021

  • Cost

    Earlybird fee: £2,193 – £2,457
    Full fee: £2,407 – £2,701

  • Qualification

    PL.Dip.ST (BAST)

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Virtual Classroom 1 – 3rd – 5th March 2021

  • Unpack the BAST Method in more depth in the comfort of your home
  • Take part in experiential exercises and small group sessions
  • Practise playing techniques and experience sound bath sessions
  • Understand how different instruments affect mind, body and emotions in different ways and discuss the application of the instruments in more depth

9.30am – 2pm plus 1-2 hours in the afternoon/evening in your own time

Distance Learning with your chosen instruments – 8th March – 1st October

  • Embark on a wonderful journey with your instruments
  • Articles, quizzes, coursework exercises and training videos deepen your learning
  • Coursework is estimated to take 2 – 3 hours a week
  • Practise the sessions you have chosen to qualify in – videos and tutorials aim to support you with this process

Theory Assessment – 4th September 2021

Put your knowledge to the test with the online theory assessment

Virtual Classroom 2 – 22nd – 24th October 2021

  • Exploring the single method practical sessions in more depth
  • Case study sheets are introduced and hypothetical case studies are explored in smaller group sessions
  • Prepare for your single method practical assessment

9.30am – 2pm plus 1-2 hours in the afternoon/evening in your own time

Practical Assessment – December 2021

  • Send in a video of you giving your session(s)
  • Your own personal tutor will give you feedback and guidance

Virtual Classroom 3 – 24th – 25th February 2022

  • Exploring the mixed method practical sessions in more depth
  • Transitioning between instruments, musicality, ebb and flow is discussed
  • The application of different instrument combinations is explored in depth
  • Hypothetical case studies are discussed in smaller group sessions

9.30am – 2pm plus 1-2 hours in your own time

Case Studies & Research Project – January 2022

  • Take 6 – 12 months to complete your case studies
  • Gain valuable experience whilst being supported by BASTJoin your peers and mentor for the research webinar


On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Practitioner Level Diploma in Sound Therapy


Create your own bespoke learning pathway

You can choose to study 1 or 2 instruments in depth on the Deeper Exploration Pathway or 3 or 4 instruments in our Mixed Methods Pathway – click here for details. Your course fee depends on what you choose.

Earlybird fee: £2,193 – £2,457 
You must enrol before 31st January to qualify for the earlybird discount

Full fee: £2,407 – £2,701

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