Learn practical skills for a sustainable future at CAT(Centre for Alternative Technology).

Our comprehensive short course programme offers a wide range of subjects, from renewable energy to ecology to sustainable building techniques.

The graduate school at CAT offers a range of postgraduate courses from sustainable architecture and built environment to renewable energy.

Or visit us for inspiration, ideas and a friendly chat.

Situated in the stunning Dyfi valley in Mid Wales, our visitors' centre offers an ever changing environment, with stunning gardens, impressive veggie/ vegan restaurant, site-wide WiFi and funicular railway.

Come and see what all the fuss is about!


Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

2 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English

People on site

100 - 300

Dry season

December to February

Wet season

June to August

Living Conditions.


  • private room
  • entire house
  • shared rooms

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced
  • restaurant on site


  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture

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