As the professional body for the landscape sector, it is the Landscape Institute’s role to continually reflect the changing needs of landscape practitioners, helping them remain trusted, relevant and successful, today and in the future.
The LI competency framework has been designed to demonstrate and articulate the requisite knowledge and skills of a landscape professional at various levels of proficiency and experience. The framework underpins the various routes to membership which offer a home for landscape practitioners across a wide range of fields of practice, from landscape designers to parks managers, and are the standards that enable the sector to be at the forefront of the fight against climate change and guardians of the natural and built environment.
Alongside this we’ve been working to improve the routes to entry, reviewing the membership grades and support programmes for those looking to enter the industry. This has included the introduction of apprenticeships and routes that value experience in the industry as practitioners work towards professional membership.
Encompassing professional competencies, core landscape competencies, and additional landscape competencies, the competency framework is flexible, adaptable and designed to support landscape professionals as they progress in their career.