Objective of this qualification is to train professional to follow the design and production process of lighting, in interior architecture, urban exteriors, museum and temporary installations, residences and for exhibition, with particular attention to the analysis and synthesis of the methodological processes of conception, organization and realization of the lighting project, in relation with the production and technological innovations of the sector and with particular attention to the use and cultural aspects of artificial lighting.

The lighting project must be understood as a service to promote well-being, personal, social, productive, relational and communicative activities throughout the whole range of human activities. Artificial lighting is in fact a primary asset of modern societies and it is one of the factors that has provided its contribution to the economic, commercial and social development of the most advanced nations in the world.

Achieving this qualification

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 11 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 - Theory and Technology of Lighting.
  • Unit 02 - Tools and Methods of Lighting Design
  • Unit 03 - CAD for Lighting
  • Unit 04 - Light Culture and Practice of Lighting Design
  • Unit 05 - Project Work: Lightning for the Show
  • Unit 06 - Project Work: Lighting for the Hospitality
  • Unit 07 - Project Work: Outdoor Lighting.
  • Unit 08 - Project Work: Lighting for Cultural Heritage.
  • Unit 10 - Professional Empowerment
  • Unit 11 – Internship
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 600
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 300

Candidate entry requirements

London Media Academy does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully.

London Media Academy cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 16 as these qualifications are not approved for under 16s.

Resource requirements

Staff delivering these qualifications must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements. They should:

  • Be occupationally competent or technically knowledgeable in the areas for which they are delivering training and/or have experience of providing training. This knowledge must be to the same level as the training being delivered
  • Have recent relevant experience in the specific area they will be assessing
  • Have credible experience of providing training.

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Photography is internally assessed.

Internal assessment

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. Examples of suitable evidence for the portfolio for each unit are provided in the Handbook.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Moderation is the process by which we confirm that assessment decisions in centres are:

We do this through:

external moderation – which we carry out through our External Moderators who, by supporting you, will make sure that assessments meet nationally agreed standards and that your quality assurance systems continue to meet our centre approval criteria.