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Biodynamic Training: Growing the Land, Growing People

Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Ecology – 603/7572/3 with Open College Network West Midlands.

This Level 3 Ofqual-regulated qualification (please see the Ofqual Registered for Regulated Qualifications 2021) aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to become an independent and confident biodynamic practitioner, working on a biodynamic holding. The course provides participants with the opportunity and competencies to work with people with differing educational and developmental needs in a therapeutic context through biodynamic, ecological activities. The programme has two primary areas of focus: biodynamic training Growing the Land and social therapeutic education Growing People.

The course is open to three pathways: land-based staff; non landbased staff and charity volunteers.

Charity volunteer scheme

Our charity volunteer scheme provides full-time unpaid work. In return charity volunteers receive RMT training, accommodation (if required), subsistence and expenses, and undertake the Ruskin Mill Biodynamic Training programme.


Berni Courts MSc, Pieter Van Vliet, Ed Berger, Laura Wallwork, Mattias Emous.

Dates and Locations

External course fee: £1800

RMT staff: no fee

Dates for 2021: 17-19 Sep (biodynamic preparations);
25-27 Oct (animals); 26-28 Nov (weather)

Dates for 2022: 21-23 Jan (farm organism); 21-23 Feb (rhythms and
forces); 25-27 Mar (food and nutrition); 27-29 May (leadership and

Venue: Mostly regional in provisions but on occasions collectively at the Field Centre – please see BD handbook for details

Information: biodynamictraining.org

Booking: [email protected]