Venue and Administration

The ILP Exterior Lighting Diploma is held at:
The Draycote Hotel
London Road, Thurlaston, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9LF

Getting there

  • By air: the nearest airport is Birmingham International, around 30 miles away. Regular trains run from Birmingham International to Rugby Railway Station.
  • By rail: the nearest railway station is Rugby, around 6 miles away. There is a taxi rank at the railway station.
  • By road: the hotel is easy to find using this map. There is free parking onsite.

Comprehensive joining instructions and a Learning Agreement will be sent before your start date. We will send you general guidance notes to download so you can be fully prepared.

Modules A, B and C are fully residential. Your accommodation and meals at the hotel have been reserved for you and the cost is included in the course fee. The programme is intensive with tutorial sessions starting at around 9am and continuing throughout the day and into the evening. Each Module runs from Monday to Friday and students are welcome and encouraged to arrive on the Sunday before the Module starts, to settle in and meet other students.

The Diploma programme is set, managed and awarded by the Institution of Lighting Professionals. For more information please contact Ange Davies on +44 1788 576492 or

If you have previously completed the ILP Lighting Technology Course, click here for information and an application form for conversion to the Exterior Lighting Diploma.

Please click here to view our Terms & Conditions.

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