Full Permaculture Design Course

Ref: C2338423

To introduce the basic concepts of permaculture theory and practice To enable learners to integrate ecological and design thinking into their everyday lives Learning Outcomes As a result of attending this course it may be possible for you to: Apply permaculture ethics and principles to situations in your own life Describe some of the principles, processes and elements working within natural systems Describe the process of design and a variety of tools and methods within it, and use it in a variety of situations Apply your learning within your home, garden, community and the wider world

Course aim

To enable students to understand permaculture and begin to undertake their own permaculture designs

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand permaculture ethics and principles
  • Be able to describe the principles and elements of natural systems
  • describe the design process, and tools and methods
  • Be able to complete a permaculture design

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Diploma in applied permaculture design

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Full Permaculture Design Course


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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