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Training in sustainable water management

100% subsidised course - S Wales venues - places filling fast

Training in SuDS and WSUD for professionals working in the built environment

Flooding and water management have become key subjects in recent years for those working in the built environment. Legislation and government strategies are steadily encouraging a more sustainable approach to water management, which will affect not only all new development, but will increasingly influence regeneration plans to make property more resilient to extreme weather events.

This course is aimed at all those working within the Built Environment, whether as designers, planners, clients, decision makers or those involved in construction. It will develop the participant’s understanding and benefits of Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) approaches, multi-discipline design, planning aspects and community engagement, and will support the Welsh Government’s Water Strategy: Land Use and Environment.

The course will be delivered through a blended approach including some self-directed e-learning and two workshop sessions. It’s anticipated that the course will entail 20 hours of study overall. Successful completion of this course and the post course assessment will lead to the award of accredited units at Level 4 of the nationally recognised Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW).

The course is 100% subsidised to employed (including self-employed) individuals who live and/or work in any of Wales’ Convergence areas.

Forthcoming dates for course workshops, the course comprises both workshops:

Course 1 - Merthyr Tydfil on 11 September and 13 October

Course 2 - Kenfig NNR on 12 September and 14 October

Course 3 - Kenfig NNR on 9 October NNR and 17 November

Course 4 - Cwmbran on 10 October and 18 November

Further dates in 2015 to be confirmed. Future venues are likely to include Swansea, North and West Wales.

For further details about the course and registration contact

BEST is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government to deliver training until July 2015


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