Centre for Alternative Technology

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We offer a wide variety of short residential and day courses covering a range of sustainability areas.

Whether it’s renewable energy, eco-building, sanitation, ecology, woodland management, organic gardening or even specialist CPD courses for professionals we’ll provide the information and skills you need to impact your life, work and environment in a positive and sustainable way. 

 

Your stay at CAT

 

Food

 

All meals are served in CAT's wholefood vegetarian cafe, which serves up delicious dishes made with local, organic and Fair Trade produce - some of which is grown in CAT’s very own organic gardens. 

 

Unless otherwise stated course fees include all meals served during your course.  If you are arriving the day before your course or leaving the day no problem!  Let us know and we can provide additional food and board to extend your stay.

 

We are happy to cater for special diets such as vegan and gluten free - just let us know when booking. 

 

Our kitchen uses nuts, therefore we cannot guarantee that our food may not contain a trace of nuts. Please advise us if this is a problem when booking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation




 

CAT’s main accommodation is within The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE). WISE is an award-winning venue with outstanding sustainability credentials. We have 24 twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, all simply furnished in a modern, uncluttered style.  Rooms have large picture windows, which from the second floor provide wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and from the first floor open onto a decked garden terrace. Two of the bedrooms have full disabled access.  Electricity is from renewable sources, both floors have solar water heaters and waste is managed through our reed bed system. 

Included as standard for all guests are:

  • Free access to the CAT Visitor Centre
  • Complimentary organic and fairtrade hot drinks
  • Complimentary wireless internet access (1Mb/s)
  • Free parking

B&B

£40/night

Half Board

£50/night

Full Board

£56/night

Single occupancy twin room

+£20/night

 

 

Make it a minibreak.  We can also offer food and board for your loved ones not on a course so that together you can enjoy all that CAT and the surrounding area have to offer.   Call us on 01654 704952 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

 

Bespoke Study Courses

 

We offer a wide range of bespoke tuition in theoretical and practical formats to suit the needs of small and large groups, visiting from 1 day to a fortnight.  Whether you are a work group looking for CPD training or an off-site with a difference, perhaps you are a cooperative with a project in mind, professionals looking to up-skill in new areas or just have individual needs, contact us for more details on a programme to suit your group.  Contact us on 01654 704 952 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For training for groups of educators contact the Education Department 01654 705983 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Also available are our two Eco Cabins, just off our main site, in a beautiful location overlooking the Dulas Valley. For full details visit http://learning.cat.org.uk/en/residentials or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 






Course fees

Some courses have a two tier payment structure:
Waged – earning over £18,000 pa.

Low waged/Concessions* – earning under £18,000 pa.

 

*Concession - not in paid employment (retired, unemployed or full-time student).  Proof of eligibility will be required on arrival.

 

You must be 18 years or over to attend a course.