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Heat Networks Code of Practice (CP1) full course

12.0 CPD Hours

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£1540.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£1230.00  +VAT
  • Energy Assessor Training
  • Sustainability

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CIBSE, supported by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), has developed this training course to ensure that the skills necessary to implement the CIBSE Heat Networks Code of Practice (CP1) are available across the building services sector.  

This is a two-day course aimed at practicing engineers looking for a detailed understanding of the themes and technical challenges dealt with by the Code which covers all stages of the development cycle of a heat network project from feasibility through design, construction, commissioning, and operation. 

Following the course, there is an opportunity to take an exam which allows entry to the CIBSE Certification Heat Networks Consultant register.  Please note that for this specific course, the exam is included in the price of the training and you do not need to purchase an additional exam. Training is not mandatory and as such you can purchase the exam only. 

Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the course you will: 

  • Gain an understanding of the aims and context of the Code of Practice 
  • Find out about future policy and regulatory changes in the industry 
  • Learn about the key challenges for delivering efficient heat networks and how the Code addresses there  
  • Discover how the Code should be used and how to demonstrate compliance through the new checklists 
  • Be able to apply the Code to different types of heat network projects 
  • Understand the key objectives and minimum requirements for each stage of the code 

Useful information for prospective delegates 

A set of competencies 

A set of self assessment questions 

A list of required reading and preparation 

In line with ISO 17024, CIBSE Certification Ltd is required to reassess the competence of its registrants when major changes take place in regulations and methodology. One major recent change is the update to the Building Regulations Part L, the first major change to Part L since 2013. Part L covers building regulations for both new and existing buildings and the changes affect anyone who provides energy advice. As such this course provides guidance on the links between Part L and the Code.  

For more information about the process of certification please visit the CIBSE Certification website. 

Your course will be hosted on Microsoft Teams if ‘Remote’ or at our headquarters in Balham, London if ‘Face-to-face’. Joining instructions will be included in the booking confirmation sent upon successful booking of a live course. You will receive an email with the subject line ‘Welcome to MyCIBSE Learning’ from [email protected] once your place has been confirmed, where you can create a password to access your ‘MyCIBSE Learning’ portal. Please note this portal will host the exam only, which will be assigned to you on the day of the course. 

Please expect the training to be run by one of the speakers listed under Trainer.  

This course is intensive and assumes an existing level of knowledge in heat networks.  

There are no formal entry requirements for the CIBSE Certification Heat Networks Consultant register, but CIBSE Certification recommends applicants to have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience before sitting the exam.

Agenda for event
Time Description
Day 1

10:00 Session 1: Welcome & Introductions; Aims, scope and applications 

11:15 Coffee / tea break (15 mins) 

11:30 Session 2: Key themes, responsibilities and compliance 

13:00 Lunch (60 mins) 

14:00 Session 3: Preparation and briefing 

15:00 Coffee / tea break (15 mins) 

15:15 Session 4: Feasibility 

16.00 End 

Day 2

10:00 Session 5: Design 

11:15 Coffee / tea break (15 mins) 

11:30 Session 6: Design  

12:30 Lunch (60 mins) 

13:30 Session 7: Construction & Commissioning  

15:00 Coffee / tea break (15 mins) 

15:15 Session 8: Operation and maintenance & Customer satisfaction and obligations 

16.00 - 16.30 Wrap-up and final Q&A; End 


Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner

AECOM | Regional Director

Matthew is a Regional Director at AECOM and is primarily focused on delivering decentralised, low and zero carbon energy solutions for both new developments and existing communities. Matthew provides energy and sustainable design guidance to developers working on a wide range of projects, from small innovative developments to large urban extensions. He delivers strategic research work for the Government and works with local authorities and large organisations to assess strategic opportunities for delivering carbon reductions through planning policy, energy management, renewable energy projects and heat networks. Matthew has been delivering training courses for CIBSE since 2009.

Robert Boyer

Robert Boyer


Rob heads up AECOM’s technical and engineering delivery for Energy project identification and development with a focus on District Energy projects. His focus is on sustainable performance; balancing environmental, economic and social values. He has been heavily involved with Heat Networks Code of Practice (CP1) and technical papers associated with the reduction of production temperatures of hot water.

Purchase the exam only option.

Delegates will not be excluded if they haven’t undergone training with CIBSE, although are expected to have either taken training with another provider or have a sufficient knowledge in order to sit the exam.  

The exam is 'Open Book' - texts allowed are:

  • The Heat Networks Code of Practice pdf
  • The course hand-outs (for those who have attended the CIBSE training)

There are 50 multiple choice questions (worth two marks each). The exam is marked out of 100 and the pass mark is 70%. The time allowed is 90 minutes.

Once your attendance on the course has been confirmed you will have access to the exam via your CIBSE My Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Courses’.

If there is any reason that you should not be able to complete the exam online, please contact a member of the training team at [email protected] to make alternative arrangements.

Multiple choice questions only have one correct answer – candidates should note that some questions offer options for ‘all of the above’ or ‘none of the above’ so the questions should be read carefully. The questions will cover the whole syllabus, some of which is only covered in the pre-reading. Some of the questions will require good engineering judgement. Some of the questions will require a calculation. You will need a calculator.

The exam is hosted via the CIBSE Learning Management System. Each exam is timed and will automatically log the candidate out once the time has ended. The CIBSE Learning Management System has a single sign on system forcing the candidate to login with a username and password. Once the exam has been started the candidate is unable to pause or restart the exam and must be finished in the allocated time.

Although the exam is 'open book' it is not designed to allow candidates to look up all the answers - material allowed should be regarded as reference. If candidates have not prepared thoroughly by completing the pre-reading and understanding the training course, they may find it hard to finish the exam. CIBSE Training must be notified in advance of any relevant special needs or requirements.

Best practice advice for candidates sitting an exam:

  • Find a quiet, well ventilated, well-lit room so you can comfortably sit your exam  
  • Schedule a suitable time where you will have the least distractions (meetings, children, deliveries, etc.)
  • Check all your technology is working (computer plugged in, near WiFi hub, registration complete, etc.)
  • Put a do not disturb sign on your door, turn off email notifications, mute your phone, etc.
  • Check if there is pre-reading for the exam , if the exam is open book, and how much time you have.
  • Don’t get anyone else to help you with the exam as you are the one who will need the knowledge to practice.

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full days training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected].

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