LET attempts to broaden educational reach following pioneering year
7 January 2013 12.00 GMT
(UK) - After making a bachelor degree in lighting design a reality in 2012, the Lighting Education Trust (LET) has continued to develop its educational role within the lighting industry, recently updating its diploma in lighting and, in a historic move, launching the course in India for the first time.
The Indian version of the program was made possible after LET reached an agreement with the Indian Society of Lighting Design, allowing the LET Diploma to be taught in one of the world's pivotal advancing economies.
The first intake began their studies at the Mewar University in Delhi in September 2012 with LET making available all the necessary course material as well as advise on the delivery of the syllabus.
With plans in place to roll out the course across India, the international recognition of the LET Diploma's high standards has also seen a number of other countries express interest in adopting the program.
In the UK the diploma has recently been updated and is now entirely administrated by the LET, after the London South Bank University relinquished the role.
The success of the diploma abroad has came at the end of a particularly busy year for the Trust, which saw the welcomed launch of the bachelor degree in lighting design at Brunel University. The recipients of the lighting design degree will graduate in June 2014, with designers entering the industry backed by a lighting specialisation for the