- Standard Rate
- £510.00 +VAT
- Member Rate
- £408.00 +VAT
- Energy Efficiency
Part L 2021 is being introduced from June 2022 and is intended to be an interim step towards the introduction of the Future Homes and Buildings Standard in 2025. The headline objective is a reduction of regulated carbon dioxide emissions by 30 % in new dwellings and 27 % in new buildings.
The training course covers the key requirements and guidance set out in the Approved Documents, which have been comprehensively reorganized.
Due to increasing technical complexity, building services engineers are probably more involved in the design of dwellings than ever before. This is acknowledged in the course content, which covers both domestic and non-domestic applications.
Please note the Part L 2021 Update Exam is included with this purchase and will be assigned to you upon completion of the course. Please do not try to purchase this separately.
On completion of the course, you should have an understanding of the following, for both dwellings and buildings other than dwellings:
• Context of the amendments to the Building Regulations
• Transitional arrangements
• Calculating the target and design metrics
• Consideration of high-efficiency alternative systems
• Limiting heat gains and losses
• Minimum building services efficiencies and controls – general guidance
• System specific guidance
• Air permeability and pressure testing
• Providing information
• New elements in existing dwellings/buildings, including extensions
• Work on elements in existing dwellings/buildings
• Consequential improvements
The course should provide you with an understanding of how the new regulations and guidance are likely to affect your projects, what is required to define and develop suitable energy strategies, and your role in that process.
The training course is for those wishing to understand the key requirements and guidance for Part L of the Building Regulations, which concerns the conservation of fuel and power, for example, design engineers and project managers. It covers the following Approved Documents:
• Volume 1: Dwellings, 2021 edition – for use in England
• Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings, 2021 edition – for use in England
Building Regulations are a devolved responsibility in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. This course covers only the Regulations applicable to England.
The course does not cover the use of approved compliance software.
Please note that existing Low Carbon Consultants (Design) may prefer to attend instead of the ‘Part L – short course update’, which is less comprehensive and focuses on the key changes to the Regulations, as preparation for the mandatory update exam.
Approved Documents, sections 1-2
Approved Documents, sections 3-6
Approved Documents, sections 7-9
Approved Documents, sections 10-12
The exam is 'Open Book' - texts allowed are:
- Approved Document L
- The course hand-outs (for those who have attended the CIBSE training)
There are 20 multiple choice questions (worth one mark each) the pass mark is 70%. The time allowed is 40 minutes. Based on government guidelines, an additional 25% extra time is given for special needs. Time allowed is 50 minutes. Please contact the Training Team if you have any special needs.
You will have access to the exam via your CIBSE Online Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Learning’.
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/below' or 'none of the above/below' so the questions should be read carefully. Questions will cover the Part L regulations including the 2021 updates. Some of the questions will require good engineering judgement.
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.
Live Online - 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.
What is included?
-Full days training with an industry expert trainer
-PDF course materials
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 here. Please 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] or call, +44 (0)20 8772 3660.
Mesh Projects Limited | Director
Since 1997, Ross has worked in both contracting and consultancy, holding leadership positions at three international practices. His qualifications and experience span architecture, urban design and engineering.
In 2009, Ross co-founded mesh, a design practice working towards a sustainable built environment. The company provides targeted, valued advice on new-build and refurbishment schemes across a wide range of sectors.
His project work has a heavy emphasis on energy performance, including Building Regulations compliance, energy assessments for planning applications, and estate-level decarbonisation in the public sector.
He has been a low carbon consultant (LCC) since 2010 and is a member of the CIBSE Technical Symposium Scientific Committee.
CIBSE Training reserve the right to make changes to the speakers or programme. The right is also reserved in absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel any seminar when fees paid will be refunded. Acknowledged bookings are firm. Cancellation up to 4 weeks before the course is subject to a charge of 25% of fees due, later cancellation is not accepted but delegate substitution is allowed at any time. We reserve the right to request payment in advance for companies which have not had previous financial transactions with CIBSE Services Ltd.
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