BS 9251: Sprinkler Design 2

Category 2-4 Sprinkler system design

Target audience

Those wishing to design Category  2, 3 & 4: Residential Sprinkler Systems e.g. Category 1: Residential Sprinkler System Designers


To enable individuals to design Category 2-4 residential sprinkler systems.


On completion, individuals should have an understanding of:

  • Consultation process and sprinkler specification
  • System enhancements and resilience
  • System categories
  • Design density, supply duration and area of coverage
  • Non-residential occupancies
  • Sprinkler head suitability, location and spacing
  • Water supplies, towns mains, tanks and pumps
  • Pipework and valve configuration
  • Designing sprinkler systems using software:
  • Frost protection options
  • Alarm requirements and configuration
  • Certification and documentation

Sprinkler design software

This course is conducted using Canute FHC Design software. To undertake the course, individuals will need to provide their own laptop, Xact will provide a copy of the software for use during the course.

On completion, individuals should have an understanding of:

  • Basic concepts of computerised hydraulic modelling
  • Hydraulic formulas to calculate flow and pressure losses
  • Apply node references to a hydraulic model
  • Optimising hydraulic models
  • Automatic sizing to pipework
  • Entering water supplier data
  • Producing reports for checking and submitting to AHJ


Delegates will be assessed on their ability to design a category 2-4 sprinkler systems to BS 9251 using sprinkler design software.

Qualification: Level 3 Certificate in Residential Sprinkler System Design

This qualification consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Sprinkler Design 1: Five day course
  • Module 2Distance learning: Sprinkler system quotations
  • Module 3: Sprinkler Design 2: Four day course: This course
  • Module 4Professional discussion: Virtual

Dates and Prices

Duration 4 days
Dates Mon 7th Oct - Thu 10th Oct 2024
Delegate Cost £850.00 + VAT
Location Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NL
Accommodation Costs and details
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Third party accreditation schemes

This course is designed to assist delegates in applying to be registered for following third party accreditation schemes:

Prior Learning

Individuals must have completed Sprinkler Design 1 Course

Pre-Course Modules

Course may include a pre-course distance learning module, dependant on previous experience


Sessions will be delivered using power point, whiteboard explanation, interactive group discussion, individual tuition, sprinkler design software and practical exercises

Post Course

Submit completed course work

Continual Professional Development

Individuals receive a CPD certificate on course completion. All courses are designed and assessed to approved centre standards which are, in turn, regulated by National Awarding Organisations and OFQUAL.