The Landscape Institute is seeking members’ views to help it remain a relevant and supportive professional body.
In the run up to its 90th anniversary, the LI has begun a major project to improve its relevance to the wider landscape sector.
Recent research conducted by the LI has highlighted a number of challenges facing the sector:
- Significant skills shortages
- The need for greater professional inclusion; and
- New and emerging opportunities for people to enter the landscape profession
The LI Board, Council and employee team have recognised the need to update the LI’s approach to membership to meet future needs.
As the first stage of this process, the LI has proposed two changes to its membership categories:
- Creating a new membership category (Technician level)
- Changing the name of an existing membership category (from Licentiate to Associate)
New landscape apprenticeship standards
Throughout 2018, the LI has also been working with the Landscape Apprenticeships Trailblazer employer group to develop new apprenticeship standards and help future-proof the landscape sector.
Apprenticeship standards describe the high level of knowledge, skills and behaviours required to carry out a defined occupation. The proposed landscape apprenticeship standards are:
- Landscape Technicians
- Chartered Landscape Professionals
Complete the surveys
All LI members are invited to complete the following three short surveys:
- LI membership categories survey
- Landscape Technician Apprenticeship survey
- Chartered Landscape Professional Apprenticeship survey
All surveys will close at midnight on Sunday 2 December.