I have been a mentor for a number of candidates over the years and as a consequence have built up a useful resource of web links relating to the P2C syllabus. This page has been compiled using this information and is intended to be a useful resource for landscape architects, mainly those studying for their ‘Pathway to Chartership’ (P2C) but also qualified members. This resources have been structured so as to relate to the P2C Syllabus. As well as these on line resources I would strongly recommend the Architect’s Legal Handbook and Professional Practice for Landscape Architects.

Please let me know if any links are no longer working or if you have any suggestions for links that could be added.

P2C Syllabus 6th Edition
Guidebook to the Pathway to Chartership
The Pathway Toolkit
Pathway Resource List
Candidate User Guide
Pathway to Chartership Oral Examination – Notes for Candidates

Core elements

1. Professional judgment, ethics and values

1A Understand what it means to be a professional, the ethical dimension to your actions and responsibilities as a chartered landscape professional

Landscape Architecture: Elements & Areas of Practice – An Educational Framework

1B Understand and act in accordance with the LI’s Code of Conduct and Charter acting responsibly and professionally in all your dealings

The Landscape Institute Code of Standards of Conduct & Practice For Landscape Professionals

1C Understand the wider contexts in which landscape decisions are made

European Landscape Convention
Council Of Europe Website – European Landscape Convention
Landscape Institute Website – European Landscape Convention
Landscape Institute Royal Charter

1D Recognise the expertise of, and adhere to good practice in working with, professionals from other disciplines

1E Understand the importance of developing and maintaining your competence as a professional

2. Organisation and management

2A Understand the legal requirements and obligations which impact on practices and organisations

Sole Trader
Private Limited Company
Non Governmental Organisations
Natural England
English Heritage
Health & Safety
Employment Rights
What PII covers
Copyright Basic Facts

2B Understand the landscape professional’s legal liabilities and duties

Duty of Care
Trespass to Land
Strict Liability
Rights of Way

2C Understand and observe all Health & Safety requirements and guidelines

A guide to health and safety regulation in Great Britain 
The Role of the HSE
HSE Managing Health and Safety In Construction – Regulations 2015

2D Understand how to represent and promote services offered by a department, practice or agency, and the different routes and approaches by which organisations may obtain work

2E Understand and describe the various ways in which organisations are selected, appointed and remunerated to undertake work

Engaging a Landscape Consultant Guidance for Clients on Fees
Engaging a Landscape Consultant Guidance for Clients on Fees
Appointing a Landscape Architect Guidelines for Best Value
Guide to Procedure for Competitive Tendering
Novation and Assignment
Collateral Warranties
A-Z Guide Collateral Warranties
Framework Agreement
Design and Build Contracts
Measured Term Contracts
Concept of Agency
Two Stage Tendering
 ISO 9001

3. Assessment and analysis

3A Are aware of and understand the legislation, requirements, procedures and policies which may affect your work

Acts of Parliament
Common Law
EC Law
National Planning Policy Framework
Making the Planning System Work More Efficiently
How a planning application is decided
The Handy Guide to Planning
Planning Explained Quick Guide
Planning Jargon
Planning Guidance or Householders
The Localism Act
Town and Country Planning Act
Mineral and Waste Planning
National Planning Policy Framework
Development Control
Class Orders
Permitted Development
Conservation Area
Listed Buildings
Scheduled Monument
World Heritage Sites
Outline Planning Permission
Reserved Matters
Detailed Planning Permission
Planning Conditions
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Planning Inquires
Planning Enforcement
Building Regulations Park H
Building Regulations Park K
Building Regulations Park M
Environmental Impact Assessment
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
Highways England
Section 278 Agreements
Section 38 Agreements
SUDs Adoption Bodies
Forestry Commission
National Forest
Community Forest
Forestry Commission Grants
Tree Felling License
A summary of the revised Tree Preservation Order Legislation 2012
The Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation)(England)
Trees in Relation to Construction
Common Sense Risk Management of Trees
The Hedgerow Regulations
Landscape Designations –  Including Nature Reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Area (SPA) , Special Area of Conservation (SAC), National Parks,  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA)
Badgers: Construction and Development
Birds, The Law and Development
Great Crested Newts: Construction and Development
Japanese Knotweed
Rights of Way
Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Schedule 9 Part 2
Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 14 guidance
Planning and Minerals
Aggregates Levy
Landfill Tax
National Heritage List for England – Includes Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks & Gardens, Registered Battlefields, World Heritage Sites
Natural England
Historic England
Environment Agency
Contaminated Land
Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ)
Flood and Water Management Act
Planning Policy Statement 10: Planning for Sustainable Waste Management
Waste and Duty of Care
Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR)
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Code for Sustainable Homes

3B Understand how to identify client requirements and take steps to establish a professional working relationship

Big Lottery Fund
Natural England Funding

3C Understand how to identify user/stakeholder requirements and expectations

3D Understand and are able to utilise the various techniques involved in assessing the significance and context of the landscape / site

3E Understand how to record and report the findings of assessments appropriately

4. Implementation

4A Understand and can describe how detailed project plans and budgets are developed with clients

Function of Bill of Quantities (BoQ)
Function of Specification
Standard Method of Measurement 7th Edition (SMM7)
National Building Specification (NBS)
Building Information Management (BIM)
Implications of BIM on PII (LI Practice Advice Note)
Software Considerations for Enguaging With BIM (LI Practice Advice Note)
Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

4B Understand how tendering processes for contractors are managed on behalf of the client

Tendering Methods
Quality of Tender Documents
Confidentiality in Tendering
Issuing/ amending Tender Documents
Correction of Errors in Priced Tender Documents
Evaluation 0f Tenders
JCT Tender Practice Note 2012
Tender Evaluation
Implications of Sub-Consultancy
Procurement Methods
Methods of Contractor Selection
Choosing a Building Contractor
Subcontracting Explained
Nominated, Named and Domestic Subcontractors
JCLI Standard Form of Agreement for Novation by Employer
JCLI Standard Form of Agreement for Novation by Contractor
Novation and Assignment

4C Understand and describe how to agree contractual arrangements for work with contractors

JCLI Practice Note 8
JCLI Practice Note 9 Maintenance Works Contract
Landscape Contracts
Deciding on Appropriate JCT Contract
New Engineering Contract (NEC)
Letter of Intent
Performance Bonds
Essentials of a Valid Contract
The Purpose of a Contract
Understanding Liabilities Under Contract
Liability for Defects in Construction Contracts
Latent Damage Act
Construction (Design and Management)
Meeting the Requirements of CDM
The Nature of construction Contracts
Private Finance Initiative (PFI)
Framework Agreements
Design and Build Contracts

4D Understand and describe how to monitor and control projects

Clerk of Works
Construction Contracts Conditions
Interim Certificates
Practical Completion Certificates
Schedule of Defects
Certificate of Making Good Defects
Final Certificate
Prime Cost
Provisional Sum
JCLI Model Certificates
Liquidated Damages

4E Understand and describe how to manage project completion and handover

Practical Completion Certificates

3 Responses to “P2C”

  1. sue Barnes 03/07/2015 at 09:07 #

    Hi I am the pathway at present and a friend sent your link through – brilliant , thank you, I haven’t gone through it all, but the TPO link need updating :- its now 2012,(my background is more trees than landscape and just been on a course on tpo’s)

    SI 2012 605 – The Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012

    Local planning authorities protect trees in the interests of amenity by making Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). Provisions are spread across primary and various secondary legislation and different rules apply depending on when the TPO is made.

    The Government is keen to simplify the TPO system. This reflects the Government’s ambition to cut through red tape that adds costs and puts unnecessary burdens on individuals, business and local government. Using powers in section 192 of the Planning Act 2008, these regulations put a simpler, fairer unified system in place for all existing and future TPOs in England.

  2. Ben Oakman 06/04/2017 at 08:16 #

    What a fantastic resource for LAs in general, but especially for those on the P2C. As a P2C mentor I’d like to thank you on behalf of candidates for taking the time to put all this together and make it available for the benefit of others. Much appreciated

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