Dates and times
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Course Dates

The course dates match Bristol school term times.

Term 1: 3 Sept - 24 Oct 2024

Term 2: 5 Nov - 19 Dec 2024

Term 3: 7 Jan - 13 Feb 2025

Term 4: 25 Feb - 3 April 2025

Term 5: 22 April - 22 May 2025

Term 6: 3 June - 24 July 2025 (please note this is 3 days after schools close for Summer)

Study Hours / Classroom Timings

Tues, Wed, Thurs.

Approx study hours 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Timings do not include travel/commuting time to field trips or site visits.

Some course days are longer, depending on the activity - students are informed in advance.

Most terms include an overnight field trip (1-2 nights).

It is a requirement that students commit to regular and ongoing attendance throughout the year.
Course Fees - these cover all tuition, materials and field trip accommodation.

Full fee : £3,695

Half concession : £3,095

Full concession : £2,495

For details on who can apply for a concessionary place (

You apply for a concessionary place when filling out your application form.
Course summary

Immerse yourself in an in-depth, hands-on and dynamic learning experience. 

The course covers a wide variety of modules including Permaculture Design, Soil and Ecology, Organic Horticulture, Green Energy, Group Dynamics, Resilience Toolkit, Woodland Management, Green Building, Re-localisation and Community Engagement.

The year is packed with information, challenging questions, innovative solutions, bold ideas and collaborative experiences. The curriculum is taught through workshops, talks, activities, field trips, design projects, discussions and group work by tutors actively engaged with their subject. 

The Course Curriculum outlines the modules and activities and the Tutor Biographies tell you all about our tutors’ experience and approach.

Check out the Gallery for pictures of course activities. 

Please contact us with any questions about the course. We’re very happy to talk via phone or email about your application.

Please read the Essential Information carefully, for all the nuts and bolts of how to apply and what to expect.

Certified teacher
The PSC is delivered by an ever-evolving cracking team of over 40 tutors and practitioners, who bring with them their passion, expertise and pioneering spirit. All tutors are active in their field, so their knowledge and experience is fresh and relevant to our changing world. We only work with tutors who share our permaculture ethics of earth share, people share and fair share.

All of our teaching is delivered in real time and majoritively in-person (if a tutor is unable to pop into the classroom they deliver their sessions via Zoom; we gather and tune-in collectively). This equates to 650+ hours of in-person teaching time. We visit many tutors and practitioners in their natural environment and this helps to bring their lessons to life in a real world context. Read their Tutor Biographies here (
Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
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Course type
Advanced Design Skills
Engagement style
Face to face

Postal address of venue

27 Narroways Road
United Kingdom

Course contact email
Contact name
Laura Corfield
Contact telephone number

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