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Derbyshire Eco Centre

Find out about our eco-friendly building at Middleton-by-Wirksworth, our courses, how to book the centre for your own activities, how to get involved and where to find us.


Derbyshire Eco Centre

Derbyshire Eco Centre is the county hub for sustainability learning. It's at the heart of our drive to combat climate change. The centre offers a high quality, enjoyable and supportive environment in which to learn the skills we need to enjoy living sustainably and lead lower carbon lifestyles.

The centre encourages learning that brings together the interests of people, places and prosperity. It's the first centre of its kind in the country.

You can find the Derbyshire Eco Centre on Twitter and Derbyshire Eco Centre on Facebook.

Our courses

Our programme covers a wide range of skills to help us live more lightly on the earth. Everyone can enjoy being active, growing, making, recycling and exploring new ideas with us through taster sessions, longer courses and qualifications.

Find out about courses we're offering this autumn term.

Our dry stone walling and Level 2 Diploma in Environmental Conservation qualifications are on pages 16 and 17 of the qualification and skills brochure attached to this page.

If you're interested in exploring our other courses, check pages 36 to 39 of the learning for leisure brochure attached to this page.

Some courses are listed as taking place in our adult community education centres. These may have moved online or have a new start date.

You can find out more information or book courses by email: ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533038.

Free online taster courses

We have a wide range of free online taster courses available. Some are available for you to work through at your own pace, and others will be live sessions via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. You will need either a smart phone, tablet, laptop or other computer with internet access. You will be provided with a list of the materials and any equipment you need for each session.

You can find out more information about this special programme of courses, and make your booking on Eventbrite.

We also offer gift vouchers throughout the year.