The Independent Route
If you have been practising applied permaculture design for a minimum of two years since you completed your Permaculture Design Course, and you have work from that period that fulfils the accreditation criteria, you can accredit via the 'Independent Route'.
This route is accredited by the same Accreditation process that people do on the Supported Route. Your work is assessed by Diploma Tutors and you are awarded a diploma based on exactly the same accreditation criteria.
The minimum time that it is acceptable to bring your portfolio together between finishing your Permaculture Design Course and applying for accreditation is two years, however you are welcome to register on the Independent Route at any time after completing your PDC.
The fee for the Independent Route is £280.