MILP Competency Requirements

A1. Maintain & extend a sound theoretical approach to the application of lighting technology

  • identify the limit of  your own personal knowledge & skills
  • strive to extend technological capability
  • broaden & deepen own knowledge base through new applications & techniques 

A2. Use a sound evidence-based approach to problem solving & contribute to continuous improvement

  • How did you establish users’ requirements for improvement;
  • assess market needs & contribute to marketing strategies
  • use market knowledge of your chosen lighting solutions to promote & improve the effectiveness,
  • products, systems & services
  • contribute to the evaluation & development of continuous improvement systems 

B1. Identify, review & select techniques, procedures & methods to undertake lighting tasks

  • select a review methodology; review the potential for enhancing products, processes, systems & services using evidence from best practice
  • establish an action plan to implement the results of the review

B2. Contribute to the design & development of lighting solutions

  • Demonstrate how you contributed to the identification & specification of design & development requirements for products, processes, systems & services
  • identify problems & evaluate possible solutions to meet client needs
  • contribute to the design of lighting solutions

B3. Implement design solutions & contribute to their evaluation

  • Demonstrate how you secured the resources required for implementation
  • implement design solutions, taking account of cost, quality, safety, reliability, appearance, fitness for purpose & environmental impact
  • identify problems during implementation & take corrective action

C1.   Plan for effective project implementation

  • identify the factors affecting the project implementation; prepare & agree implementation plans
  • secure the necessary resources & confirm roles in the project team
  • apply the contractual arrangements with other stakeholders 

C2. Manage the planning, budgeting & organisation of tasks, people & resources

  • operate appropriate management systems
  • work to the agreed quality standards, programme & budget
  • manage work teams, coordinating project activities

C3. Manage teams & develop staff to meet changing technical & managerial needs

  • agree objectives & work plans with teams & individuals
  • identify team & individual needs & plan for their development
  • manage & support team & individual development
  • assess team & individual performance & provide feedback

C4. Manage continuous quality improvement

  • ensure the application of quality management principles by team members & colleagues
  • manage operations to meet quality standards
  • evaluate projects & make recommendations for improvement

D1. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills 

  • contribute to, chair & record meetings & discussions
  • prepare letters, documents & reports
  • exchange information & provide advice to technical & non-technical colleagues

D2. Present & discuss proposals 

  • prepare & deliver appropriate presentations
  • lead & sustain debates
  • feed the results back to improve the proposals 

D3. Demonstrate personal & social skills

  • know & manage own emotions, strengths & weaknesses
  • be aware of the needs & concerns of others
  • be confident & flexible in dealing with new & changing interpersonal situations
  • identify, agree & work towards collective goals
  • resolve conflict & create, maintain & enhance productive working relationships 

E1. Comply with relevant codes of conduct 

  • comply with the ILP rules of professional conduct
  • work constructively within all relevant legislation & regulatory frameworks, including social & employment legislation 

E2. Manage & apply safe systems of work

  • identify & take responsibility for own obligations for health, safety & welfare issues
  • ensure that systems satisfy health, safety & welfare requirements
  • develop & implement appropriate hazard identification & risk management systems
  • manage, evaluate & improve these systems 

E3. Undertake activities in a way that contributes to sustainable development 

  • operate & act responsibly, taking account of the need to progress environmental, social & economic outcomes simultaneously
  • use imagination, creativity & innovation to provide products & services which maintain & enhance the quality of the environment & community, & meet financial objectives
  • understand & encourage stakeholder involvement 

E4. Carry out continuing professional development (CPD) necessary to maintain & enhance competence in own area of practice

  • undertake review of own development needs
  • prepare action plans to meet personal & organisational objectives
  • carry out planned & unplanned CPD activities
  • maintain evidence of competence development
  • evaluate CPD outcomes against the action plans
  • assist others with their own CPD

E5. exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner