Included as the first module of the Certificate Course,
Lighting Fundamentals is also offered as a standalone course.
The course is designed to prepare the learners for a career in lighting, or for gaining a grounding in lighting for those working in related professions.
The learners are taught the fundamentals of light perception by the human eye by examining the structure and capability of the visual system.
The course covers the basic theory and principles of colour in light and introduction to lighting terminologies and measurement units, as well as learning to do the calculations associated with measuring light and interpreting photometric
Students will learn about the emerging trends which are shaping the lighting sector, such as energy efficiency considerations and get an understanding of the future direction of the lighting market.
WHO IT IS FOR
This course is particularly useful for those who are new to working in, or with lighting - either in manufacturing, design or the wider lighting community.
It should ideally be taken as part of the Certificate Course.
HOW IT IS DELIVERED
The course is delivered via presentations and course notes handouts in a classroom setting.
MODULES/ LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- > How light is produced
- > How light is used by lighting engineers
- > How the eye responds to light
- > The capability of the visual system
- > Units, terminology and calculations associated with light
- > Interpretation of photometric data
- > Basic light measurement
- > Basic theory and principles of colour in light
- > Energy efficiency considerations
- > The future direction of the lighting market
2 continuous days. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
The learners are assessed at the end of the course through a knowledge test paper consisting of multiple questions.
The questions cover the principles taught during the course and are designed to test the student’s understanding of the underpinning principles covered in the course.
The deadline for submission of the knowledge test will be informed by the course tutor. (It is advised to submit it as soon as possible while the course material is fresh in the mind)
A minimum of 60% of the marks available on the test paper is required to pass the course.
The course assessment contributes 5% towards the final mark required for passing the Certificate Course.
The course notes provided are designed to give a reference point for the completion of the test paper.
Support is also available through the course tutor.
Please direct all support requests via the dedicated course support email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a response from either your course tutor or another suitable member of the Academy training team.
Learners can do other courses as modules of the Certificate course in the following sequence towards achieving the Lighting Industry Academy Certificate:
Upon completion of the certificate course, take your education in lighting to an advanced level by choosing from the Advanced Certificate courses in Interior and Exterior Lighting.
Further develop your knowledge and career in lighting by studying for the highest qualification offered by the Academy at Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC and HND) in Lighting Design and Technology (offered in partnership with the University of South Wales),
upon completion of which the students will have the option to convert it to BSc (Hons) Lighting Design and Technology degree at University of South Wales.
Learners may also want to improve their knowledge of a specific topic of lighting by enrolling on to the courses in one of the following subject areas: