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PDC at Coed Hills, Vale of Glamorgan

This course is for people who want to shape the future and establish communities that care for the natural world. We will share our skills and perspectives to help us to meet the challenges ahead. Together, we can manage the transition towards a more friendly and peaceful society.

This is a full Permaculture Design course, certificated internationally by the Permaculture Research Institute. It will run from July 31st to August 13th at Coed Hills Rural Artspace in the beautiful surroundings of the Vale of Galamorgan, South Wales. On-site overnight accommodation is provided.

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The course is open to all, regardless of any previous experience or literacy levels. We will follow the international guidelines to cover the certificate course syllabus in full. The content and teaching style is aimed at those wishing to apply permaculture in a diversity of settings, but we will have a particular focus on eco-villages. The course content has a wide and flexible application, not only for home and garden design, but also for those wishing to apply the permaculture design techniques within their business or career. We aim to provide you with the tools to enhance and facilitate community-based projects of all kinds. Many of our students go on to set up permaculture-inspired initiatives of their own. You can read more about people who will benefit from the course.


Our approach is based on creative thinking and learning from natural systems. We cut through the complexities of modern life and look at the basics of human needs and communal activity. The approach to food, energy and local resilience has a wide and flexible application that can be tuned to almost any location.


The course will be led by Angus Soutar and Teresa Pereira supported by a team from the Northern School of Permaculture. Angus has rich experience of guiding and implementing permaculture design in a variety of commercial settings. He is keen to share this growing body of knowledge during, and after, the life of this course.


What will we study?

The aim is to help you to make the transition to a practical and peaceful future, in the way that you want it to. You can read more about the course topics here.


What will it cost?

The investmant for the course is £1100. The price includes all food and overnight accommodation in the camping barn. (Outdoor camping and "bed and breakfast" options are also available.) For those not requiring accommodation on site, the course fees are £500. 

This price includes a life-long subscription to our virtual learning environment, which is packed with additional reading and videos and is continually updated.

We will ask for a deposit when you book to secure your place. Concessions and payment plans are available on request. 

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The course will be held at the Coed Hills Rural Artspace lin the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. We can help you if you need travel information.

Dates and times

We start on Monday 31st July at 10.00am. Finish on Sunday 13th August at 3.00pm. Arrival on Sunday evening is recommended so we can all settle in before the course starts.


Additional information

View some feedback from previous course participants

For further enquiries, contact Teresa on 07790 386869 or  e-mail us

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