Welcome to the next step of your permaculture education! 

All our courses are all action-learning programs – they encourage you to focus on an individual learning path most relevant to where you are in the world…and where you are in your life! From the start, you put online theory into real-world practice with designs relevant to your situation. And you can be reassured that our ever-growing international community of practitioners supports you every step of the way.

Course Options

From our courses, choose the option which best suits your skills and experience. All our online courses require that you apply your learning practically at your location. At the moment, we offer the following:

  • Permaculture Design Certificate
  • Integral Permaculture Design Certificate
  • Integral Permaculture Diploma
  • Onsite Courses (periodically)

Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)

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 (IPDC)

An amplified PDC! This course is more comprehensive and expands the range of the PDC. Here, you will dive deeply into all aspects of Integral Permaculture Design: People Care, Design Techniques, Earth Care, EcoTechnology and EcoEconomy. This course provides a strong foundation for success with real-life projects, whether it is designing a farm, setting up an eco-business, or simply living a fulfilling life. An advanced program in terms of scope and content, this learning 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)
  • 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 (IPD)

This is the most advanced permaculture certification, validating professional excellence. To complete this, students demonstrate a thorough and in-depth understanding of permaculture design practice through 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)
  • 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.

Onsite Courses

Occasionally, we offer onsite courses with our partners, and they will appear in this section.

Our next onsite course is the IPDC at 8th Life in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. See the flyer below for details and click through to the course website.

Ready to Enroll?

If so, click here.

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, use one of our many contact options to get in touch here.