Diploma tutor

Are you thinking about being a diploma apprentice and accrediting to become a permaculture designer?

It can be a truly life changing decision because the permaculture diploma pathway focuses on designs and design tools that can improve your sustainability, recilience and regenerative practices.

I tutor in the Nordic and English diploma system formats.

I am a qualified diploma tutor in the English system and regularly attend training updates. Logo-PermacultureAssociation

The Nordic diploma system is under construction at the moment, while the English diploma system is very elaborate with detailed steps. Which one you choose depends on your preferences.

If you choose the Nordic system you can write in Danish or English, for the English system in English only.

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The diploma pathway


If you choose me as your tutor, I will guide you on your diploma pathway. Both the Nordic and the English systems are about learning how to become a good permaculture designer. 

Permaculture designing focuses strongly on the process of creating a design, with its different elements of survey, analysis, decisions, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, adjustments and reflections upon the whole process. 

Designing for permaculture is also about sharing your knowledge with other permaculturists and therefore it is important to document your design process.

How you want to document your design processes is up to you. It can be writing, videoing, photos, audio or a combination of these media. You can create a homepage straight away to capture and share knowledge or use pen and paper.  

The documentation enables accreditation. Setting up a system from the beginning of your pathway is recommended.

The first tutorial is an introduction to the diploma system – in the English system it is the "Induction event".

We will talk about what the diploma is and what I will do as a tutor. 

We will also talk about what designs are and what the design processes are. If you already know what designs you want to do we'll have a look at them.

I will guide you to make the most of the designs and the diploma pathway. 

The introduction tutorial will be about 2 hours.

If more apprentices want to start together, it is possible to organise a common introduction day.

The next tutorial can be after a few months or more, depending on your need.

It is recommended that you find a guild of diploma apprentices to support you on your pathway.

 

Tutorials


Personal Tutorials are for you alone and focus on the process of doing the designs. We look at what is going well, what is difficult and what the next steps and plans are. If you are stuck or feel a lack of motivation, I can probably help you.

Design Support Tutorials are mostly focused on a particular design and how to move on with it.

Technical Tutorials are focussed on technical issues. I have expertise in some areas, please see the “Diploma Design” section and “About me”. You are welcome to take technical tutorials with anybody on any subject and add this to your portfolio.

A tutorial can be a combination of these different kinds of tutorials.

 

Nordic or English system?


Strenghts of Nordic System

Local Nordic

You can write in Danish or English

Flexible number of designs

Accreditation at Nordic meeting once per year

Weaknesses of Nordic System

System is under development and can change

Weak structure

Few diploma teachers

No continued professional development (yet)

Designs are not well defined

Criteria and learning outcomes not clear

Strengths of English system

Structured and worked through

Fixed fees, quality and standards

10 designs

Many diploma tutors and diversity

Continued professional development

Large community of permaculturists

Designs and criteria are well defined

Accreditation in UK several times per year

Weaknesses of English system

For some apprentices too much focus on the process of designing


Opportunities in the Nordic system

Can be adapted to the apprentices need

Price per hour of tutoring, preparation and reading designs

Challenges of the Nordic system

To agree on criteria, style of designs, process and learning outcomes

Opportunities of the English system

More tutors and knowledge available about permaculture

Large supporting peer groups

You can choose different pathways to the diploma, e.g. supported and independent route

Fixed price for the chosen route

Challenges of the English system

You must travel to UK for accreditation

Prices


My rate is 300 Danish kroner/hour (40 Euros/hour). Transport is paid by the apprentice. You are welcome to come to my place for tutorials.

 

Nordic system


If you want to go through the Nordic system, you can register with Permakultur Danmark

 

English system


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If you want to go through the English system, fixed rates apply. Please have a look at the Permaculture Association Britain website here.

I am a registration level diploma tutor in the English system and under continuous professional development in this system. I am part of an active diploma tutor guild for mutual support of our tutoring and further designs.