Study permaculture by distance learning and gain a specialised qualification.
Permaculture is a method of permanent agriculture. It is the
development of agricultural systems that are self-sufficient and
If you would like to learn more
about permaculture and sustainable living as a new way of living or as a new
way of working, this course is the one you are looking for. Sustainability is important
as the world’s population grows and being an expert in permaculture could be a
very useful skill.
This course is suitable for
anyone wanting to learn more about permaculture as a way of life, as a passion.
This course provides you with the
tools to develop your knowledge in the area of sustainable agriculture and permaculture.
Passing the Permaculture Systems module also qualifies
you for the Permaculture Design Certificate.
To complete the course, you are required to complete two core modules, one elective module and a 200 hour industry placement.
Permaculture Systems BHT201
A permaculture system is a unique landscape where all the plants and animals live in a balanced and self-sustaining ecosystem. Through 8 lessons, students will learn about the principles of permaculture. Understanding natural systems and the elements of a permaculture system – animals, plants, environment – will enable students to develop plans for permaculture systems. Included within the module is a lesson on relevant technologies, including solar and wind energy, bio fuels, water recycling, and more.
Students who successfully complete this module will also receive the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)
The Advanced Permaculture course is a useful follow on from the Permaculture Design Certificate. The course consists of ten lessons that cover Evaluating Design Strategies, Understanding Patterns, Water, Earthworks, Humid Tropics, Dry climates, temperate and cold climates, planning work, costing and sustainable materials.
Please choose one of the following modules -
Permaculture I is an introduction to permaculture over five lessons, covering – permaculture concepts, the environment, soils, climate and water, and forest systems. This module is mentioned on the UNCCD (United Nations convention to Combat Desertification) website. The UNCCD’s aim is to encourage partnerships to reverse and prevent desertification and land degradation, mitigate the effects of drought and reduce poverty. The Marketplace provides access to direct solutions for identified needs towards sustainable land management, bringing together different parties to make available their knowledge and skills.
Permaculture II (Plants and Permaculture)
This course focusses on plants in a permaculture system. The course has ten lessons covering - Permaculture Gardens - Different Garden Systems, Design - Planning techniques and skills, Garden Zones, Design for Natural Pest, Disease and Weed Control, Companion Planting, Appropriate Technology in Permaculture Design, Water Gardens, Fruit Gardens and Herb and Vegetable Garden and Mandala Garden
Animals In Permaculture Systems (Permaculture III) VSS106
Animals are an important component of any permaculture system. They impact upon the stability of the landscape just as much as the plants. They and can provide things to harvest and use, just as much as the plants. This 8 lesson module looks at the impact and maintenance of animals in the permaculture system.
Self Sufficiency I
If you dream of living the good life, then this module is an excellent starting point. Over the course of ten lessons, you will learn more about Understanding the possibilities, Health, Nutrition and Clothing. Horticulture - Fruit and Vegetables, Horticulture – Herbs, Animal Husbandry - Poultry and Bees, Animal Husbandry - Grazing Animals & Pigs, Building - Earth & Mud Buildings, Appropriate Technology/Alternative energy, Craft & Country Skills, Making Decisions - Small Scale Production, How To Make Decisions.
There may also be other modules that interest you. If so, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your choice with a tutor.
To complete this qualification, you are also required to complete a workplace project lasting 200 hours.
There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement. The options will be different dependent upon whether or not you currently work within the industry. The project can be work experience, voluntary experience, a project you carry out, other training you have already undertaken and there are other options. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to proceed at this stage, as your tutor will be there to discuss how to proceed and help you every step of the way.
How the Proficiency Award is Assessed
The Proficiency Award requires 500 hours of study. It is made up of three 100 hour modules and a workplace project.
To pass the course –
- Pass all assignments on the three 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
- Pass three examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.
- Complete a Workplace Project. The project should last around 200 hours. There are four options available to you to satisfy this requirement. Don’t worry if you are not sure at this stage, your tutor will be there to help you every step of the way. This includes evidence of work experience or other studies or workshops, a research project or completion of Workshop I.
Studying permaculture offers you many options to improve your own quality of life or run your own business in relation to permaculture.
Permaculture is a growth area and there are more and more opportunities available.
Learn more about permaculture design, permaculture systems and much more.
Permaculture is not just a hobby, it often becomes a passion with the people who become involved in permaculture. A way of life.
If you would like to learn more about permaculture, why delay? Enrol today.
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