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11 October 2017 / by The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA) (author) / Telford
 (photo: The Lighting Industry Association Academy)
/ (photo: The Lighting Industry Association Academy)

In a little over a year since its establishment by the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), the Lighting Industry Academy has established itself as one of Europe's leading providers of continuing professional development (CPD) and training courses to the lighting industry.


28th September 2016 saw the Lighting Industry Academy (the Academy) open its doors to the lighting industry with the aim of becoming a central learning hub.


A year later, the Academy is proud to have taught over 800 students at its purpose-built facility in Telford, after creating a learning portfolio encompassing the full spectrum of lighting.


With recent revisions, the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Certificate has evolved to meet the challenges that are facing the industry today. Its new modular format has already seen a 57 per cent increase in students and is perfect for those embarking on a career in lighting, also those in the industry looking to further develop their skills and knowledge.


To complement the courses the Academy have an expert arsenal of tutors, from LIA professionals to some of the most respected names in the industry. All supported by Academy Ambassadors, championing the Academy’s vision and goals.


The Academy’s first 12 months culminated in welcoming the inaugural class of its industry defining Higher National Certificate (HNC) course  in Lighting Design and Technology which was the first qualification at that level in the United Kingdom, and is taught by the LIA and University of South Wales (USW) with key players including OSRAM and Holophane Europe enrolling students.


Commenting, Alasdair McRury, VP and Managing Director EMEA for Holophane Europe, said:

"The Academy is the place of learning for anyone who wants to further or build a career in lighting. Holophane, both as a member company of the LIA and a strong believer in the power of learning, are delighted to endorse the merits of the Academy by putting our first student forward on the first intake of the HNC certificate. This Academy reflects the commitment and intent of the LIA to be a global leader in lighting education.”


The HNC like all Academy courses, is structured to attract new talent and develop existing careers within all sectors of the lighting industry.


We are on track to continue the Academy’s growth and develop the skills and learning to benefit the whole lighting community.


Is it time you started your journey?


Learn more by watching the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Wcfi101jQ&feature=youtu.be.

The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)


The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)

The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA) is Europe’s largest Lighting Trade Association with a simple mission: "To strengthen the industry and promote the benefits of good quality lighting by representing all aspects of UK, EU and international legislation and standards at the highest level whilst protecting the interests of both the public and Members". The LIA was formed in January 2012 from the merger of The Lighting Industry Federation and The Lighting Association which brought together 175 years of experience in representing the industry. The LIA additionally owns and operates Lumicom, a not-for-profit WEEE Compliance Scheme that helps producers selling into the non-household market meet their regulatory obligations. Visit www.thelia.org.uk.

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