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Education and CPD


The education of landscape professionals is one of the LI's key functions under its Royal Charter, with the aim of supporting the profession in achieving the highest standards.


This includes promotion of landscape architecture as a career, accreditation of higher education courses, professional examinations and monitoring and support for continuing professional development.




We promote the landscape profession to school students, young people and career changers. More on careers


University accreditation


We accredit 31 higher education programmes in the UK and work with universities to meet the needs of the profession. More on accreditation



We provide forums, events and activities for landscape students through SLIC, our student council.


Pathway to Chartership


The Pathway to Chartership is the process landscape architects go through to achieve Chartered status, recognising them as fully qualified professionals.




LI members are formally required to maintain their professional competence and develop their knowledge. More on CPD


Education & Membership Committee


Leads on issues relating to the education and professional development of landscape architects. More on E&M Committee

Updated April 2016

Get involved - become an ambassador for landscape

This is a really exciting time to be part of the landscape architecture profession and with high employment rates and a wide range of roles available, the career path is a very practical and secure option. However we need your help as our accredited university courses must recruit more UK students to ensure a good supply of future professionals!

Find out more about our ambassador for landscape scheme and The Playground Project, an innovative scheme run with the Canary Wharf Group


Landscape architecture: Elements and areas of practice

This document describes the day-to-day practice of landscape architecture and sets out the main areas of landscape work.

Produced by the LI's Education and Membership Committee, it underpins our educational work.



Invitation to tender: university education review

The educational and professional contexts of Landscape Architecture courses in the UK have changed beyond recognition over the last 20 years. Education remains a critical element in determining and defining the future of the profession.


The Landscape Institute would like to increase the number of students choosing to study on currently accredited courses and to broaden the range of undergraduate and post graduate courses accredited. In order to understand how this might best be achieved, the Landscape Institute is looking to appoint a consultant to undertake a review of university education provision in the UK.

Download the invitation to tender








Poppy Smith, Education Development Officer Phone: 020 7685 2656

Chris Sheridan, Head of Education and Membership
Phone: 020 7685 2652

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