The program combines online self study with full-time attendance periods (mostly in Berlin).

The distance learning course works with a learning management system (Blackboard). Participants of the program receive a password that enables them to enter the learning environment. Communication with tutors and fellow students takes place via email. The learning management system works best with Windows (98 upwards) and the Internet Explorer (5.5 or later versions).

In-house classes serve to get to know one another in person and to deepen particular points of interest in more traditional ways of teaching.