If you’re looking to move away from the mainstream and take a different path in life, the One Year in Transition Course might be just for you. Aimed at young adults between the ages of 20-35, the programme is suited to those who want to lead their own practical projects to create positive, sustainable change for their communities and find the right livelihood.

The course is spread over 11 months and is designed as a self-directed learning journey, with the opportunity to learn practical skills, community engagement and inner development. The programme treats participants as partners, as they are directly responsible for contributing to and shaping their own learning journey.

By taking part in the course, you will gain:

  • First-hand experience of stepping into a community and finding your place in it
  • Two practical skills of your choice from a skills master
  • Facilitation skills for working with groups
  • A personal mentor supporting you in the spirit of life-long learning, who is a trained psychotherapist or coach
  • How to use mapping as a tool to understand what resources you have and need, see communities and economies as whole systems, and where you can make the most impact
  • Tools for inner personal work that significantly enhance personal resilience
  • Understanding of the challenges of the 21st century
  • Guidance in action-based learning and reflection
  • First hand experience of setting up and managing your own project 

Previous student, Hannah, gives her perspective on taking part in the programme: ‘I came out of university not really knowing what I wanted to do in the world, and started a career which didn’t really align with my values at all. And I took quite a brave step to stop doing the thing I didn’t really care about and focus on what I did want to do with my life. One Year in Transition has been a fantastic container for that. We have had so much inspirational teaching from so many different people who are themselves doing amazing things in their community or in the environmental movement and that has enabled me to develop my own project in my local community.’

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The course has been organised by the Transition Network, a charitable organisation based in the UK whose aim is to ‘inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.’

The cost of taking part is £1500, which can be paid in three instalments. Additionally, you will also be required to meet living costs, travel expenses and the costs of residential meetings.

For more information, visit www.oneyearintransition.org or contact Education Coordinator, Isabel Carlisle.

Feature image by Ilja Klutman

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