Who can award our Permaculture Design Course certificates?
Certifying Teachers Register
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The following teachers are members of the Certifying Teachers Register. They have been authorised to issue the Permaculture Association's Permaculture Design Course (PDC) certificates. Details of the policy follow the list.
- Caroline Aitken
- Lusi Alderslowe
- Chloe Anthony
- Ludwig Appeltans
- Joe Atkinson
- Graham Bell
- Gabrielle Buist
- Graham Burnett
- James Chapman
- Neils Corfield
- Ruth Cory
- Peter Cow
- George Christofis
- Ras John Cresswell
- Cathrine Dolleris
- Chris Evans
- Klaudia van Gool
- Andy Goldring
- Joshua Gomez
- Ezio Gori
- Alice Gray
- Kate Hamilton
- Jo Holleran
- Steve Jones
- Looby Macnamara
- Ben Margolis
- Hannah Mole
- Karen Noon
- Paul Paine
- Helen Pitel
- Angie Polkey
- Tomas Remiarz
- Wilf Richards
- Rakesh "Rootsman Rak"
- George Sobol
- Delvin Solkinson
- Mich Thill
- Ed Tyler
- Pedro Valdoleiros
- Richard Webb
- Ben Whelan
- Witchhazel Wildwood
- Samantha Woods
Permaculture Design Course Certificates Policy
Teachers: please use the forms at the bottom of this page to apply to join the Certifying Teachers' Register.
Why have a policy?
This policy has been created to meet the need of ensuring that teachers offering Permaculture Association (PA) certified Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses have the experience required to deliver the courses effectively.
Policy formation history
This policy was developed in 2013 and 2014, then sent out for consultation to teachers and the Permaculture Association Board of Trustees in 2014. In 2015 it was extensively updated following the comments received.
Which teachers can now receive Permaculture Association PDC certificates to certify their PDCs?
Permaculture Association Permaculture Design Course (PDC) certificates are only given out by the Association to people on the Permaculture Association Certifying Teacher’s Register (CTR).
What is the Certifying Teachers Register (CTR)?
The CTR is a list of teachers who are able to certify their PDCs with the Permaculture Association PDC certificate. The list is overseen by the Education Working Group, and used by the Permaculture Association to respond to requests for Permaculture Association PDC certificates.
How can a teacher get onto the Certifying Teachers Register?
There are several ways to get onto the CTR - the certificated route, and the non certificated application route.
Teachers meeting the following 2 criteria are added to the CTR on request:
- Have a Permaculture Diploma from a Diploma system recognised by the Permaculture Association Diploma Working Group.
- Have a teaching qualification such as Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) or similar
It is also highly recommended to have done a Permaculture teacher training course.
Teachers meeting either of the following criteria sets can apply to a peer group of CTR members and Learning and Network Demonstration (LAND) centre managers to be assessed for addition to the CTR. This assessing peer group is overseen by the Permaculture Association Education Working Group.
Permaculture practitioners criteria:
Existing PDC graduates who have -
1. Either taught at some level on at least 5 PDCs,
or have an approved teaching qualification such as PTTLS / PGCE or similar or higher
2. Either are responsible for a LAND centre,
or have been responsible for a substantive permaculture project for a period of at least 2 years and have undergone an assessment equivalent to that for a LAND centre,
or have a Permaculture Diploma from a Diploma system recognised by the Permaculture Association Diploma Working Group.
Existing PDC teachers criteria:
(Available until 1 July 2018)
Existing teachers meeting all of the following criteria:
- Already giving out Permaculture Association certificates at the start of 2016
- Have helped deliver at least 5 PDCs
- Have been lead tutor on at least 3 PDCs (i.e. the person responsible for the quality of the course and the teaching on it)
- Have taught on at least 1 PDC with a teacher listed on the CTR
To stay on the CTR, teachers need to:
- Be a member of the Permaculture Association
- Have filled out and submitted the most recent PDC Core Curriculum Checklist in respect of their PDC's content (the checklist will be updated annually or longer, in response to its inherent feedback loops with teachers and others)
Applying to Join the register
Please complete both the teachers checklist and the application form checklist below, and email them, with a copy of your PDC timetable to [email protected]. There are 2 copies of the application form, you only need to complete one.