Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership Preparation Course

LocationMarylebone, Central London

This three-day course prepares you for the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership (P2C) exam. It will also help you consolidate and enhance the experience of professional life and knowledge of professional procedures you have gained through your landscape education, practice and private study.

The course follows the revised 2013 syllabus covering all aspects of professional judgment, ethics and values, the legal system, organisation, legislation and the planning system, environmental policy and control, procurement and implementation.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all landscape architects, landscape managers, landscape scientists, and geography and environmental studies graduates who are working towards their chartership. It can also serve as a reminder for fully qualified professionals in their everyday practice.

Course content

The course will consist of a series of lectures outlining the main points and issues in all these topics.

Day 1:

  • Professional judgment, ethics and values
  • Practice management
  • The UK legal system
  • Professional duties and liabilities

Day 2:

  • The planning system
  • Overview of environmental and heritage policy
  • Overview of environmental control
  • Professional relationships
  • Professional appointment

Day 3:

  • Contracts and contract law
  • Tendering and construction
  • European laws and policy relating to the landscape
  • Sustainability rating systems
  • Exam techniques
  • Q&A

We will provide you with supporting copies of the lecture slides, notes and hand-outs on detailed aspects.

Timetable for Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership (PDF)

By the end of the course, you will:

  • be fully familiar with the requirements of Landscape Institute Chartered members, and the professional judgement, ethics and values that are their responsibility
  • understand your professional duties and role in professional relationships
  • have a working knowledge of UK law, the planning system, environmental legislation and environmental control
  • fully understand practice management and organisation
  • be clear in your knowledge of construction contracts, pre-contract and tendering, and contract administration

Colin Moore has worked in the landscape industry for over 45 years and was senior partner of Moore Piet + Brookes for 20 years. He is now a consultant landscape architect providing advice to other practices, undertaking his own landscape projects and providing landscape training and teaching particularly on contracts and the CDM Regulations for many different organisations including the Landscape Institute.

Colin is a recognised expert in landscape construction and maintenance contracts. He has been doing the revisions to the JCLI Contracts since 1993. He is the Chair and LI’s representative on the JCLI Contracts Forum and serves on the LI Technical Committee.

Martin Kelly is a qualified landscape architect and urban designer, and is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute, Fellow of the Institute of Highways and Transportation and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Following three years in the public sector, Martin joined Derek Lovejoy Partnership (now Capita) in 1979, where he became a Partner in 1986 and Managing Director in 1996. During this time, he has specialised in environmental land planning for major landmark projects on behalf of public and private sector promoters in the UK and overseas. Martin is the Chairman and Founder of the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) and Chair of the TDAG Trust.

Robert Holden is a London-based landscape architect and was Head of Landscape at the University of Greenwich until 2013. He was Secretary General of EFLA (now IFLA Europe) from 2005 to 2008 and has served as member LI Council (1980-83 and 2013-17), currently he serves on the committee of the Institute's Public Sector Working Group. He is a Pathway examiner, supervisor and mentor. His work experience has included master planning business parks and experience on EuroDisneyland. His most recent book is Landscape Architecture: An Introduction (Laurence King 2014). He also produces YouTube videos with Tom Turner on London landscape design, planning and sustainability.

Robin Crompton is a town planner with over 30 years' experience in the public and private sectors. He is a planning practitioner with extensive consultancy experience including Covent Garden and community planning around London and the South East. He is also a senior academic at the University of Westminster, course leader, lecturing in planning, surveying and development, and professional practice on a variety of postgraduate courses. He became a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1984.