BS 9251: Sprinkler System Design

Target audience

Sprinkler installers, designers, plumbing professionals and engineers


To enable delegates to design residential and domestic sprinkler systems.


On completion, delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Legislation, codes of practice and guidance documents
  • Identifying occupancy category and requirements
  • Vulnerable persons and compensatory features
  • Special circumstances and fire strategies
  • Sprinkler head suitability, positioning and design densities
  • Water supplies, towns mains, tanks and pumps
  • Pipework and valve configuration
  • Designing sprinkler systems:
    • Loss calculations; K factor, Hazen Williams
    • Calculating most hydraulically unfavourable area
    • Selecting water supply
    • Calculating most hydraulically favourable area
    • Pump curves and tank calculations
  • Frost protection options
  • Alarm requirements and configuration
  • Certification and documentation


Delegates will be assessed on their ability to design a sprinkler system to BS 9251.

Continual Professional Development

All delegates receive CPD certificates on course completion. All courses are designed and assessed to approved centre standards which are, in turn, regulated by National Awarding Bodies and OFQUAL.

BS 9251 Sprinkler system design

Dates and prices

Duration3 days
2018Mon 18th Jun → Wed 20th Jun
Mon 24th Sep → Wed 26th Sep
Mon 26th Nov → Wed 28th Nov
2019Mon 4th Feb → Wed 6th Feb
Mon 1st Jul → Wed 3rd Jul
Mon 14th Oct → Wed 16th Oct
Delegate cost£695 + VAT
LocationYarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

Costs and details

Third party accreditation schemes

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

Prior learning

Delegates must have prior to attending this course,:

  • Attended Xact installation course, or
  • Attended an equivalent course, or
  • Previous experience installing sprinkler systems

Pre-course module

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


Sessions will be delivered using power point, flipchart, interactive group discussion, individual tuition and practical exercises.

Post course

Delegates complete workbooks during the course.