COURSES : Flood Risk Assessments - 26th January - AND - Highway Drainage Design - An Overview - 22nd February To Book: Tel 01446 775959 or email

We have places available on the following training courses:

1. Flood Risk Assessments

Date: Thursday, 26th January 2017

Venue: Holiday inn express, Belfast

Course Fee: £260 + VAT

To Book: Tel 01446 775959 or email

As a result of the changing climate for developments Flood Risk Assessments have become an important part of the Planning Process. As a result Flood Risk which has historically been overlooked, for some developments can be the difference between obtaining or being refused planning permission.

Therefore this course provides the information to allow water professionals to assess and complete both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments. The course does not go into the production of Level 3 assessments where hydraulic modelling of water courses is required.

Aims & Objectives:

On completion of this course, delegates will have the skills to be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments and:

• Identify the level of flood risk at a site;

• Understand the legislative requirements to complete a flood risk assessment;

• Establish the outline mitigation options for the proposed development in terms of flood risk.

Learning outcomes:

The course has been designed to allow the client to have the knowledge to be able to complete Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

What happens if flooding occurs, the Lead Local Flood Authority and their role, Section 19 investigation.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Flood Risk

• Why do we need Flood Risk Assessments

• Types of Flood Risk

Legislation and Guidance behind Flood Risk Assessments

• NPPF and the relevance of PPS 25/TAN 15/PPS 15

• Regional Planning Policy Guidance

• Local Planning Policy Guidance

• Strategic Flood Risk Assessments

• Pitt Report

• Flood and Water Management Act 2010

The Flood Risk Assessment Process

• The Regulatory Regime

• Guidance (EA, DEFRA and CIRIA)

• The Sequential Test and the Exceptional Test

• Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Assessments

Level 1 Flood Risk Assessments

• Identifying Risk

• Considerations

Level 2 Flood Risk Assessments

• Site flood risk

• Mitigation options

Surface Water Management Assessments

• Control of runoff from development sites

• Surface water management methods and mitigation

Other Flood Risk Issues

• Groundwater Flooding

• Artificial Drainage Systems

• Infrastructure Failure

Lead Local Flood Authority and their role now and in the future

Mode of Delivery:

The course would be given using the following methods of delivery.

• Presentations

• Interactive Exercises

• Individual or Group Exercises

• Discussion

Intended for:

The course is intended for participants who wish to be able to understand and prepare both Level 1 and Level 2 flood risk assessments.

Pre-course Requirements

There are no pre-course requirements.

Course Duration:

One day (6 hrs) IPD/CPD

2.Highway Drainage Design - An Overview

Date: Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Venue: Holiday Inn Express, Belfast

Course Fee: 260 + VAT

To Book: Tel 01446 775959 or email


The increasing frequency of flooding and a growing awareness of the effects of climate change are drivers towards a greater recognition of the importance of well designed, effective surface water drainage systems.

Course Objectives:

• To raise awareness of the importance of good design and ongoing effectiveness of surface water drainage systems

• To emphasize the significance of controlling pollution and containing storm outflows

• To give practical instruction in the design of surface and sub-soil drainage systems.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

• Recognise the threats presented by inadequate drainage systems

• Apply the acquired skills and knowledge to design of surface and sub-surface systems

• Appreciate the broad range of options for provision of Sustainable Urban Drainage

Course Outline:

• The need for Highway Drainage

• Surface Water Drainage: Systems & Design

• Controlling Pollution

• Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)

• Subsoil Drainage: Systems & Design

Mode of Delivery:

• Initial Assessment

• Tutorial/Group Exercises

• Tutor Presentation with visual aids - Video and PowerPoint

• Discussion

Benefits Perceived by Participants:

An increase and/or update in knowledge of the design of highway drainage systems

Intended for:

• Graduates and technicians newly involved in road design.

• Construction & Maintenance staff seeking an update of Drainage Design

Pre-course Requirements:

Invited to complete pre-course questionnaire and identify any local concerns and incidents involving highway drainage.

Course Duration:

1 day (6 hours) IPD/CPD

Note: This course ‘partners’ with a one-day presentation entitled:

Highway Drainage Construction and Maintenance.


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