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Background Ventilation Assessment of Existing Dwellings (Classroom)

Course length 2 Days
Suitable for See Course Description
Qualifications 10 Hours CPD + Certificate of Competency in Background Ventilation Assessment of Existing Buildings
10 Hours CPD

Course Overview

During this two day course, delegates will learn how to safely and correctly conduct a Background Ventilation Test, understand the requirements for Background Ventilation Testing under PAS 2035 and learn how to use the software needed for carrying out such tests.

On completion, delegates will be competent in Background Ventilation Testing and will be able to provide tests for background ventilation assessments under pathway A and B of PAS 2035. They will also be able to offer an alternative method of satisfying the requirements of pathway C. This course involves a competency test.

Course Eligibility

This course is suitable for retrofit professionals and existing Airtightness Testers looking to assess background ventilation rates to potentially negate the need to add further ventilation measures during retrofitting.

This includes but is not limited to Retrofit Assessors, Retrofit Coordinators, Installers, Designers and existing Airtightness Testers.

Please note: This course is not suitable for delegates wanting to complete Airtightness Tests. Please refer to our Air Tightness Training for further information on becoming an Air Tightness Tester.


On completion of this training, delegates must register with an approved Air Tightness Scheme (such as Elmhurst’s) and the IAA in order to complete and lodge Background Ventilation Tests.

  • More information on Elmhurst’s Air Tightness Scheme can be found here.
  • More information on registering with the IAA can be found here.
  • Building Regulation
  • Competent Persons Scheme
  • PAS 2035 ventilation requirements
  • Measuring building envelope area and volume.
  • Health & safety
  • Building preparation and testing standards
  • Using the pulse software as one of the approved routes
  • Competency test

June 2024

Date Duration Delivery Location Places left
4 Jun 2024 09:30 2 Days Classroom Lutterworth Full
£495.00 + VAT

July 2024

Date Duration Delivery Location Places left
30 Jul 2024 09:30 2 Days Classroom Lutterworth 8
£495.00 + VAT

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