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The Lighting Industry Academy provides a hub for the development and delivery of high-quality learning for the lighting industry through our unique collaboration of industry bodies and provider partners.

The Academy offers the widest selection of learning related to lighting to meet the education and training requirements of the modern lighting industry.

Taught at the purpose-built learning facility in Telford and locations in the South of England, the Academy offers a one-stop solution for the training and development of those in the lighting industry and education for the wider users of lighting products.


During this unprecedented time, our primary concern is for our staff, members, customers and the lighting industry at large. With this in mind we have taken the decision to suspend face-to-face LIA Academy training courses for the next few weeks. 

Instead, we are offering existing and new course bookings (for non-practical courses) in an on-line interactive format. Join a virtual classroom of lighting professionals to develop your skills across a number of areas.

So we invite you to book a place, logon and join us to continue your professional development either from home, the office or anywhere with a reasonable broadband connection. Below is an overview to our upcoming courses being offered on-line.

All on-line courses will be eligible for CPD hours allowing you to make the most of your time.


If you are already booked on one of our courses, you will be contacted by a member of the Academy team to discuss how to access your course online.
If you have any questions, please contact us on 01952 525158


The vision of the LIA is to bring together stakeholders to collaborate on creating an Academy for Learning, that will happen anywhere in physical and virtual environments, with quality assured material from a range of providers.


Choose from a range of courses to suit your knowledge and experience:

> Lighting Introduction

A definitive overview of the lighting sector covering the science, standards, regulations and business of the lighting industry.

> Lighting Design and Application

Courses to provide an understanding of how lighting forms an integral part of any interior design. How to apply a knowledge of light sources to complete the design of an installation to modern standards.

- Certificate Course

The fully revised LIA Certificate course material is structured as modules that can be taken together or separately, on consecutive days or spread over a longer period, to suit your needs or experience.

- Certificate Course Modules

The Certificate course modules are offered as a stand-alone course as well for those who only want to study a specific topic covered in the course.

- Advanced Certificate Courses

Two fully redeveloped Advanced Certificate courses with a design focused approach based on understanding the client needs, perception, recognition and orientation for a vital, well informed next step in advancing the knowledge and education for a career in lighting.

> Standards and Legislation

Covering the range of standards and legislation that impact the lighting community and providing the necessary updates.

> Lighting Design Software

Lighting Design Software courses to suit various levels of experience, incorporating information on the latest developments.

> Emergency Lighting

Understanding the specific background, requirements and legislation for the installation of Emergency Lighting, supported by ICEL.

> Factory Auditor Training

Teaching competency to perform technical audits on supplier’s facilities to satisfy quality expectations regarding CE technical file compliance.

> Recognised Qualifications

The Academy is committed to introducing formal qualifications for the lighting community and is working collaboratively with an established university to offer students the best teaching and learning from industry experts.

- Higher National Certificate and Diploma

Higher National Certificate and Diploma in Lighting Design and Technology course for those looking to develop their understanding of light, lighting technologies, design and their applications. Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales.

For the full range of courses at the Academy and their upcoming dates, please check out the Latest Course schedule!

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