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Permaculture

Permaculture Courses

The agricultural and industrial revolutions changed the world irrevocably and unrecognizably, making them arguably the most significant events in human history since the beginnings of agriculture. But for all these technological advances, what price have we paid? Permaculture specialists believe that industrial agriculture is not just damaging much of the earth’s natural and limited resources, it is ravaging our planet. Intensive farming may be highly productive, but its by-product can no longer be ignored. So what can be done? We need to change our attitude towards agricultural practices and adopt a global ‘permaculture’ culture. Permaculture practitioners believe that we can live in harmony and plenty, not by exploiting our planet, but by designing and establishing new, fruitful and durable practices.

Permaculture/Self Sufficiency are the world's biggest business and the demand for job opportunities is enormous. It is predicted there will be a need for 50,000 additional agricultural professionals in this industry over the next 5-10 years. Demand for professionals will exceed the supply. Whether your interest in agriculture is hobby based or you\'re looking for more formal qualifications such as certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas there is a course for you. Now is the time to train for a career in agriculture. Choose from our wide selection of courses.

  • Get a Permaculture Qualification:  Whether you wish to become a permaculture teacher or practitioner, there is much to learn about sustainable agricultural ecosystems.  ADL run several online courses on permaculture that teach you, as well as the basic concepts, how to develop & maintain permaculture systems, planting within permaculture designs, animals in permaculture gardens and much more...  
  • Get a Career in Permaculture:  If you have a degree and you're looking to move into a more vocationally- rewarding career, have a passion for creating areas that are self-sustaining and in harmony with the environment and a committed desire to improve agricultural practices, then you might consider becoming a Permaculture Designer – described by one practitioner as: “The earth's crusading landscape architects”.
  • Learn about Permaculture: Learning how to design and implement your own permaculture projects will bring its own reward, but not necessarily financial profit. As one practitioner says: “It's infinitely more lucrative teaching permaculture than doing permaculture...” - but you cannot teach without first putting your ideas into practice.
  • Already work in Permaculture, and need Professional Development: If you want to teach in the field of permaculture you will need, as well as professional qualifications, a good portfolio of your own projects to back up your passion. In terms of distance-learning programmes, ADL offer a Diploma in Horticulture which, as well as providing students with a good foundation in horticulture, covers the principles of permaculture. In addition ADL run an Advanced Permaculture course. Both these home study courses can open up opportunities to becoming a consultant.

Can't find  a qualification to suit your needs?  Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisors for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649?  or email:  info@adlhomestudy.co.uk  Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposesself-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications.  You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support  and be able to start at any time.

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Advanced Permaculture BHT301

Advanced Permaculture course online. Learn to design naturally inspired living systems. For people with...

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Alternative Energy VSS102

Alternative Energy course online. Home Study - Distance Learning. Learn more about using alternative energy sources. Develop a better understanding of how to become less reliant on the electricity and gas companies and save money through alternative energy sources. This online course will...

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Healthy Buildings I - Building Construction & Health BSS200

Healthy Buildings I - Building Construction & Health. Learn to design optimally effective buildings for life! Develops skills...
 

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Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300

Healthy Buildings II (Building Enviroment & Health) Develops skills to evaluate, describe and explain how physical characteristics of a building and its surrounds have...
 

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Hydroponics I BHT224 CLD

Hydroponics I course online. This course is the next step for those who want to start making a living from Hydroponics. It takes you into production systems...
 

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Mud Brick Construction ASS103 CLD

Mud Brick Construction course online. Learn to build with mud bricks. Discover the practical techniques for mud brick building, with hands-on work...
 

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Organic Plant Culture BHT302 CLD

Organic Plant Culture course online. An Outstanding and Extensive Foundation Course. Globally focused and regularly revised by experts from the UK and Australia...
 

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Outdoor Plant Production (Crops I) BHT112 CLD

Outdoor Plant Production (Crops I) course online. A broad grounding in producing outdoor plants. Ten lessons cover site, crop selection, soil...
 

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Permaculture I VSS104 CLD
Permaculture I course online. Learn the basic concepts of Permaculture. This course will help you de..
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£250.00
Permaculture II VSS105 CLD
Permaculture II course online. Specialise in planting within permaculture designs. This course is a ..
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£325.00
Permaculture III VSS106 CLD

Permaculture III course online. Learn about animals in permaculture gardens. As with Permaculture II, this course is also a natural progression...
 

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£250.00
Permaculture IV VSS107 CLD
Permaculture IV course online. Extend your permaculture design skills. Learn to design and manage a ..
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Permaculture Systems BHT201 CLD

Permaculture Systems course online. Learn to develop and maintain permaculture systems. Develop and prepare plans for permaculture systems.
 

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Self Sufficiency II ASS101 CLD

Self Sufficiency course online. Learn to grow and make food self sufficiently. Understand the techniques is...

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£325.00
Advanced Certificate in Alternative Farming VSS003
Advanced Certificate in Alternative Farming course online. Sustainable farming methods - the way of ..
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£820.00

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