What? When? How? Why? Who?


This was the first design of my diploma.

I used a common and simple design process: SADI (survey, analysis, design, implementation).

It was not only a design for the diploma, but also included many mini-designs.



It took a year to shape up into something I was happy with.



It was an example of the 80:20 principle – high input at the beginning to stand me in good stead for the rest of the diploma. A lot of research, experimentation, reflection, evaluation and consultation.



An action learning pathway is a requirement of the diploma:

you design your own diploma – it is tailored to your needs and situation and the qualification allows diversity in the different projects and specialisms people might have and want to develop skills in

you gain your first experience of design work

you have a design and implementation plan for your diploma.



A lot of work on my own. Inspiration from writers and speakers, including Bill Mollison, Tyno Voors, van Houten, Satish Kumar and Vandana Shiva. Design support tutorials from Pippa Johns and Hedvig Murray. Friendly people, talks and activities at the Diploma Gathering. Much input from the Designed Visions team on the Training of Teachers course. Much clarity from observing the BPT introduction to permaculture courses with Bryn and Hedvig. Support from fellow diplomats, Debbie and also the Brighton Diploma Guild.