Welcome to SiLC

SiLC Vision Statement: to develop and maintain a high quality unifying professional registration for the assessment of the condition and remediation of brownfield sites, which fulfils the needs of public and private sectors and society as a whole.

National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) – Suitably Qualified Person Conversion Course and Exam


All registered SiLCs may become Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP) under the NQMS by passing a short Conversion Exam. Click here to go to the Conversion Exam page.

The National Quality Mark Scheme launches in the New Year, and identifies the need for professionals in the industry to become Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP). SILC have been nominated the awarding body for SQPs. SiLC is able to qualify you as an SQP by two routes. If you are already a SiLC, you may take a Conversion Exam, which tests your understanding of the scheme and the policies and guidance of the planning legislation in the UK. This conversion exam can be accessed from the link above. If you are not a SiLC, then you may apply to become either or both a SiLC and an SQP by a process of application, suitable chartership or membership of Professional Institutions, open-book exam and interview. The SiLC register operates this application and exam process. More details are provided in the tab above “Interested in applying?”

The scheme is administered by CL:AIRE and has been set up by the Land Forum. More details are available on how the scheme works and how you go about registering for the scheme and submitting declarations can be found at www.claire.co.uk/nqms

Latest News


01 Nov

Places Available: SiLC Introduction Day 26.11.18 Birmingham

There are still some places available to book on the next SiLC Introduction Day taking place on the 26th November 2018 at Atkins, The Axis, 10 Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TF, United Kingdom. Anyone looking to attend should send a … Read more »

10 Oct

SiLC Introduction Day 26th November 2018 in Birmingham

SiLC is pleased to announce an Introduction Day taking place on the 26th November 2018 at Atkins, The Axis, 10 Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TF, United Kingdom. Anyone looking to attend should send a booking form to SiLC@SiLC.org.uk to secure … Read more »

24 Sep

CIRIA’s latest industry guidance: A guide for developments on ‘small’ contaminated sites C773

CIRIA’s latest industry guidance: A guide for developments on ‘small’ contaminated sites C773 on the 4th October 2018 09:30am – 12:00pm taking place at; CIRIA Offices Griffin Court 15 Long Lane London, EC1A 9PN Small sites can have difficulties with … Read more »

14 Sep

Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum 21st September 2018

Yorkshire Contaminated Land Forum Professional development: A pathway from Graduate to Suitably Qualified Person 21st September 2018 At: University of York, Environment Department, Wentworth Way, York, YO10 5DD The YCLF September 2018 conference is to be held at The University … Read more »

06 Sep

SiLC Introduction Day: 26th September 2018 Bristol

SiLC is pleased to announce an Introduction Day taking place on the 26th September 2018 at RPS Consultancy Group in Bristol. This Introduction day is a slightly smaller day so spaces are very limited. Please send across a booking form … Read more »

About Us


The Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) Register scheme was designed to support the use of the Land Condition Record (LCR), launched by the Urban Task Force in 1999 and to recognise the skills of those working in the broader land condition sector. It now provides a wider recognition of competence in the land condition field, but the LCR remains as a working tool.

A registered SiLC is a senior practitioner who has a broad awareness, knowledge and understanding of land condition issues, providing impartial and professional advice in their field of expertise. A SiLC is able to verify the accuracy of a completed LCR. Entry to SiLC is gained through examination, which is held bi-annually.

The SiLC Register brings together professionals from a broad range of backgrounds who advise on land condition matters.

The SiLC Register is run and administered by a Professional and Technical Panel (PTP) which comprises representatives from the supporting professional bodies. The PTP develops and implements the registration process and is the ruling committee for individual registrations. SiLC is administered by Forum Court Associates.