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Sustainability and stronger communities courses

Learn skills with us to help you develop your role in your community.

You can learn skills to help you volunteer including:​

  • hedgelaying​
  • gardening​
  • dry stone walling​
Book a sustainability course

Volunteer passport

Our volunteer passport is a 10-hour course. It can be run over several weeks. It looks at key topics all volunteers need to be aware of. These include:​

  • equality, diversity and inclusion​
  • health and safety​
  • keeping yourself and others safe​
  • first aid awareness​
  • the person-centred approach​

Everyone who completes the course gets an accredited certificate and a Volunteer Passport photo ID badge. There is no charge for these, or to attend the course.​

Book a volunteer passport course

Derbyshire Eco Centre​

Derbyshire Eco Centre in Middleton-by-Wirksworth is the county hub for sustainability learning. It's at the heart of our drive to combat climate change.​

The eco centre encourages learning that brings together people's interests, places and prosperity.​

You can find the Derbyshire Eco Centre on Facebook.​

Derbyshire Eco Centre building​

The centre is constructed using sustainable methods, materials and technologies including:​

  • local stone​
  • a living green roof​
  • rainwater harvesting​
  • air source heat pump​
  • solar panels​

The construction of the building is important. It helps us promote sustainability to everyone.​

Our courses​

Our programme covers many skills to help us live more lightly on the earth. Everyone can enjoy learning about:​

  • being active​
  • growing​
  • making​
  • recycling​
  • exploring new ideas​
View Derbyshire Eco Centre courses

Find out more about our dry stone walling qualification courses.​