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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

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.



Poppy Smith, Education Development Officer Phone: 020 7685 2656

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

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