SuDS Foundation

This one day Foundation course delivered via 2 x 3hr Zoom sessions, will help practitioners to confidently plan, design, construct and manage SuDS schemes.

Please note:  We are experiencing some problems with the training registration area of our website.  If you would like to register for this course, please complete and return the booking form to Sarah Macpherson

Course fees
£300 + VAT (£360) full CIRIA member/SMEs/Local Authority member
£350 + VAT (£420) Non members
The above fees will cover both Zoom online sessions. 

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CIRIA is currently unable to directly process your transaction if you are purchasing from the EU/EEA region. If you wish to book this training course please email your request to in the first instance.

8-9 September 2021, 13.15 - 16.45 daily
Delegates must attend both sessions to gain 6 hours of CPD in total.
Delegates are advised to login 15 mins before each session.  Joining instructions and delegate packs (pdfs) will be issued in advance.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) make a vital contribution to managing local flood risk and water quality as well as providing opportunities for biodiversity and amenity in new developments and redevelopments. SuDS are required in all new major developments and awareness by practitioners and regulators and their implementation is steadily increasing. Over time knowledge and experience has improved and it’s important that this good practice is shared to promote improved understanding and high quality SuDS that deliver multiple benefits.

This course has been developed to complement CIRIA's SuDS guidance - The SuDS Manual (C753). The training programme will enable practitioners to efficiently plan, design, construct and manage SuDS schemes.

Who should attend

This engaging course is designed for those that are new to SuDS requiring an overview of the aims, benefits and the components. It will also explain the SuDS philosophy and main objectives.

The training will be relevant to clients, consulting engineers, local authorities, highway authorities, developers, sewerage  undertakers, landscape architects, contractors, planners, architects, environmental regulators and manufacturers and suppliers.

Why attend
  • learn about design approaches and how to integrate SuDS into different types of development including urban situations
  • understand the main design requirements from the SuDS Manual and legislation
  • understand how to design SuDS around specific site constraints for challenging sites, such as contaminated ground or sloping sites.
  • share experiences and knowledge with our expert trainers and other delegates
  • obtain CPD accreditation by attending a nationally recognised SUDS training course.
    This course has a value of 6 hours towards your CPD. Certificates will be sent to delegates following completion.

    This training will be delivered via 2 x 3hr Zoom sessions. 

    If you are unable to book online, please email the completed booking form to Sarah Macpherson

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    Further information

    For further information on CIRIA membership and other services, please contact:
    Tel: 020 7549 3300
    Fax: 020 7549 3349
    08/09/2021 - 09/09/2021
    Live online training, UNITED KINGDOM

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