In addition to our Higher Education programmes, Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of unaccredited, small-group experiences which embrace learning through head, hand, and heart.

This takes place in the classroom, the gardens, the kitchen – it is part of everything we do. Short course participants join our learning community on courses ranging from a weekend to three weeks. Join us to discover things about yourself, make deep friendships with students from around the world and start a lifelong connection with the College.
students sitting by tree in soulful connection with trees course

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Schumacher Short Courses are part of a wider programme delivered by Dartington in arts, crafts, ecology, music, food and farming and wellbeing.

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a gateway to higher learning

Some of our postgraduate course modules can be studied on an unaccredited basis – the ideal way to dip your toe in.

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the Schumacher Practical Residency In Sustainable Horticulture

An exciting opportunity to learn the practical skills needed to grow food and practice horticulture whilst working with nature and biological cycles.

Students learning about food production at Dartington

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