One Year in Transition (1YT) is back this September, refreshed and expanded. We look forward to supporting people who want to design a Transition livelihood: to learn and develop the tools needed to create (and flourish in) a low-carbon future that sustains ourselves, our communities and life on Earth. The programme is low cost, flexible and fun. We have decided to take the upper age limit off, so as long as you are twenty or over you can apply.
Our new partnership with the South Devon Bioregional Learning Centre (working at systems-level for resilience in food, water, energy, waste, fibre and energy), means that we can teach from the immediate challenges of making change happen on the ground. We also draw on the people and expertise of Transition Network and Transition Town Totnes.
Over four week-long meet-ups and eleven months of regular exchange the course acts as a bridge between learning and working. Or between full time employment and self-employment. It is designed to fit alongside your work, and at £3000 is very good value for money. If you are under 35 we intend to be able to offer you a bursary: let us know if you need one.
To arrange an informal interview contact Isabel Carlisle at email@example.com
See our website and the experiences of past students at www.oneyearintransition.org
2016 has seen the launch of two programmes outside of the UK. The first is in Portugal and the second in Sweden. The Swedish-language course is open for a September 2017 intake and the information can be found here as well as on the Transition Sweden website . Description of the weeks is here.
We have already sent one 1YT UK student to visit Portugal to look at community-based food distribution systems, hosted by 1YT Portugal. And we plan more exchanges for the future. The international group of course leaders are together supporting the emergence of new 1YT programmes in other countries around the world where the Transition movement has a presence.
1YT is as part-time or full-time as you want to make it. YOU…
- design your own learning journey and have your project work guided throughout by tutors
- meet inspiring agents of social change
- explore your personal learning edges through Action Enquiry
- choose one or two practical skills to learn and find voluntary placements with skills masters (we help you here)
- are given a personal elder/mentor to support you (for free)
- gain life skills that value both the inner and outer development of our selves
- find the work in the world that only you can do, and get brave at doing it
"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. 1YT 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."
“The teachers have been incredible, we’ve been really lucky, we’ve been taught in beautiful spaces and taught a whole range of subjects from permaculture to new leadership skills, bushcraft and even using psychotherapy frameworks to try and make sense of why the world is the way it is at the moment. It’s really a good quality course for how much you are investing in it and there have been some real tangible outcomes. I would say I’m much braver now and have much more courage to stay on the path of doing what I really want to do.”
Lisa in Bristol
"Throughout the year, with support and encouragement and deep personal interest in our concerns, we developed along the paths that we had created for ourselves. For me that is based in woodland craft, green woodwork and practical rural crafts and trades.1YT is also vastly about the networking and contacts and knowing people. A concern of Transition in general is the concept of Gift Culture in the sense of creating strong relationships with people. Those naturally fruit and provide the opportunities that we need.