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Landscape architects create places for people to live, work and play and places for plants and animals to thrive.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility, and salaries and career options can improve with chartered status.
You can complete an undergraduate degree (usually four years) accredited by the Landscape Institute. Accredited subjects include:
You need at least two or three A-levels or equivalent such as Scottish Highers, or the Welsh Advanced Baccalaureate to win a place on a degree course. Subjects such as Geography, Graphic Design, Art, Environmental Science, Biology and Botany are particularly useful.
If you already have a degree in a related subject (such as architecture, horticulture or botany) you can take a graduate conversion course.
First you complete an undergraduate or postgraduate entry course accredited by the Landscape Institute. You can gain chartership with the help of the Pathway to Chartership.
Once fully qualified, chartered landscape architects must complete at least 20 hours continuing professional development (CPD) a year to keep up to date with current thinking and professional practice.