LIA Advanced Certificate - Interior Lighting

The fully redeveloped Advanced Certificate course in Interior Lighting provide the learners with the vital, well informed next step in advancing their knowledge and education for a career in lighting.

The Advanced Certificate course fulfils the learner’s desire and need to know more and provides the crucial stepping stone for progressing their careers in lighting, be it in product development, sales or application and design.

The course is delivered by respected, highly qualified, well-known industry experts, all with University Recognised Teacher Status.

To reinforce and support the learning, completely new, up-to-date and comprehensive course text books have been written to capture and convey this wealth of experience.



Teaching Location:Telford and South of England
Awarding Body:The Lighting Industry Academy
Duration:3.5 days + 12 week period for project completion
Delivery:Continuous days classroom learning
Intakes:Once a month at specified dates
Academic Partner:Not Applicable

Working at educational Level 5

The Lighting Industry Academy also offers the Advanced Certificate Course in Exterior Lighting. The two advanced certificate courses are fully aligned to each other so that students taking them both will fully benefit from the course materials.

The Lighting Industry Academy is in the process of developing two more new Advanced Courses to be launched later in 2018.


Experienced lighting professionals who may be looking to further their skills and lighting knowledge by specialising in Interior lighting or want to take their learning of interior to the next level after completing the Lighting Industry Academy’s Certificate course.

The Advanced course is carefully crafted for those with a career in lighting and looking to either develop a much deeper understanding of light, vision and design to deliver professional schemes, or for those seeking a strategic advantage over their competitors by being able to understand and apply the latest knowledge and thought processes.

These advanced course offers the highest standard of education in lighting which is working at an educational level 5.



This courses consists of three days of learning, a half day design briefing and the requirement to complete the interior lighting project over a twelve week period.



Students have the opportunity to uniquely explore the complete journey from the art of lighting, through the science and practicalities to the successful specification. The student will start with light and perception, move on to the design process, engage with lamps, luminaires, controls, CAD, and computer modelling and finally the use of codes and the production of specifications and drawings.

  • A design focused approach based on understanding the client needs, perception, recognition and orientation
  • Understanding the natural world and using this with predictive laws to improve your design
  • Sunlight and Daylight Modelling
  • Integrating Artificial Light with Daylight and controls
  • Human Centric Lighting and changing dynamics
  • Working with, convincing and specifying for the design team
  • Identifying the workplace users and their needs
  • Illuminance, Contrast and Glare
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Best practice examples and projects
  • Design stages, schedules, risk and contracts
  • Use of CAD, BIM and lighting software



This courses consists of three days of learning, a half day design briefing and the requirement to complete the interior lighting project over a twelve week period.



Coursework and a major set project for the student to complete at the end.
Post-course all students will be provided with marked feedback.



Upon successful completion of the advanced certificate course the students may want to do the HNC and HND in Lighting Design and Technology which is delivered jointly through the Lighting Industry Academy and the University of South Wales.



9th-12th July 2018Telford
10th-13th September 2018Marriott Hotel, Slough
15th-18th October 2018Telford
26th-29th November 2018Marriott Hotel, Slough

For a full list of dates for all of our courses, please take a look at the Schedule.


About the supplier

Lighting Industry Academy

The Lighting Industry Academy is a professional learning institution committed to fulfilling all the educational needs of the lighting community. It brings together specialist lighting courses run by the Academy as well as other leading lighting organisations. The courses are delivered by highly skilled, professional trainers with many years of experience. The Academy provides class-based learning at a new dedicated campus in Telford as well as a variety of other locations throughout the UK.

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