Courses

Action-Learning Courses

We offer various course options, suitable for all kinds of people - from those just wanting to get the most basic training in permaculture, to experienced practitioners who want to embark on a complete pathway towards the Permaculture Diploma.

Below you can see details on:

  • Online PDC
  • Online Integral PDC
  • Online Integral Permaculture Diploma
  • Onsite Courses (when available)

They are all action-learning programs centered on what YOU want to learn, and putting it into PRACTICE in real-life designs, in the company of our international network of practitioners who will support you in making sure your projects are successful.

We'd much rather support you in becoming an effective agent of change where you are (in your home, your project, your neighborhood, etc.) and that way we can all save a lot of resources, money and energy (as there's no need for travel, accommodation, etc. for teachers or students), and avoid contributing to the pollution that travelling creates. It is for this reason that we can provide such high-quality courses for so little money, making them accessible to as many people as possible.*

To get a better idea of how this can work in practice, have a look at this lovely presentation made by some of our colleagues of the European Teachers Partnership.

Courses

Online PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate)

This is the PDC, internationally recognized foundational training in the basics of permaculture and it is needed to participate in International PC Convergences and other events.

Estimated duration: 3 months or more

Cost: €286

Contents:

  • Access to our virtual classrooms with 20 audiovisual classes
  • Personal design portfolio template and support with your design projects
  • A PDC certificate (on completion of all requirements)
  • Self-organized online meetings & study groups with other students you wish to organize or participate in
  • 3 personal mentoring sessions (Skype or Google Hangout) with our tutors (approximately 1 hour per session)

For the full programme of this course, click here.

Online Integral Permaculture Design Certificate

Amplified PDC, a more comprehensive and diverse range than the PDC, diving equally deep in all aspects of Integral Permaculture Design (People Care, Design Techniques, Earth Care, EcoTechnology & EcoEconomy), providing a strong foundation for success with real-life projects (whether it is designing a farm, setting up an ecobusiness, or simply living a fulfilling life). Potentially equivalent to degree level in terms of scope and contents, covers the essential theory base for the diploma.

Estimated duration: 12 months or more

Cost: €832

Contents:

As with the PDC, you get:

  • Personal design portfolio template and support with your design projects
  • A PDC certificate (on completion of all requirements)
  • Self-organized online meetings & study groups with other students you wish to organize or participate in

Added to that, you also get:

  • Access to our virtual classrooms with 40 audiovisual classes (20 new classes on top of the PDC content) + EcoEconomy MiniCourse for free
  • Regular online calls with our network of practitioners and students (Vision Support Groups, Study Circles, Diploma Pathway Support, etc.)
  • Support and materials to start a Study Group in your area
  • 8 personal mentoring sessions (Skype or Google Hangout) with our tutors (approximately 1 hour per session)

For the full programme of this course, click here.

Online Integral Permaculture Diploma

This is the most advanced permaculture certification, validating professional excellence. To complete this, students demonstrate thorough and in-depth understanding of permaculture design practice through the accomplishment of consistent success in real-life projects, supported by a wide range of experience.

It is not easy and quick to prove you're at this level, but if you're up for the challenge, we will be there to support you throughout your Diploma pathway.

Estimated duration: 26 months or more

Cost: €2,342

Contents:

As with the Integral PDC, you get:

  • Access to our virtual classrooms with 40 audiovisual classes (20 new classes on top of the PDC content) + EcoEconomy MiniCourse for free
  • Personal design portfolio template and support with your design projects
  • A PDC certificate (on completion of requirements for that course which is included here)
  • Self-organized online meetings & study groups with other students you wish to organize or participate in
  • Regular online calls with our network of practitioners and students (Vision Support Groups, Study Circles, Diploma Pathway Support, etc.)
  • Support and materials to start a Study Group in your area

Added to this, you also get:

  • Access to our library of downloadable Class Audios and Presentations
  • Access to our Mini-Courses
  • A Permaculture Diploma (after having proven required expertise)
  • Unlimited personal mentoring sessions (Skype or Google Hangout) with our tutors (approximately 1 hour per session)

For the full programme of this course, click here.

Occasionally, we work with our partners to offer on-site courses too. When these are available, details will appear below. Click on the image for more information.

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After reading this page carefully, if you are still not clear about how it is like to do these courses, please have a look at our newsletters and testimonials. If you have any other questions or want some guidance about choosing the best course for you, please send us an email to permintegral@gmail.com. Note we can also talk on the phone or Skype if you prefer - just leave us your contact details in the email.