Wheelchair Accessible Housing: Building Regulations, Approved Document M Category 3

One day course


To gain an in-depth understanding of the standards in Approved Document M (AD M), Volume 1 Category 3 – Wheelchair user dwellings.

About the course

This course is aimed at access professionals, architects, designers, building control officers, planners, developers and housing providers who need to fully understand the technical details contained within Category 3, and the key differences between the design of ‘wheelchair adaptable’ and ‘wheelchair accessible’ dwellings. The programme has an interactive workshop format, with practical exercises to ensure understanding in particular of the more complex requirements for Category 3 kitchens and bathrooms.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how the new standards will be applied and the roles of planning and building control authorities.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the technical requirements of AD M Category 3 and the difference between ‘wheelchair adaptable’ and ‘wheelchair accessible’ dwellings.

Course dates

This course is running on the following dates:

  • 14th March 2018
  • 28th June 2018
  • 10th October 2018

Participants are asked to arrive at Holyer House at 9:20 am for a 9:30 start, and the course will conclude by 4:00 pm.

When completing the booking form for this course, you can select the date you wish to attend.


The course fee is £300 plus VAT

How to book a place

To book your place on this course, please use the training course booking form. Please complete a booking form for each participant.

Go to the training course booking form

Payment must be received 14 days before the start of the course.  You can pay for the course via our online shop or you can be invoiced and pay by BACS.  Please ensure you include a reference on all payments made for training courses. Your reference should start with CAE followed by your surname, e.g. ‘CAEsmith’.

Need more information?

Please contact us if you have any additional questions or require more information about this course.


The Centre for Accessible Environments reserves the right to change, postpone or cancel any event with reasonable notice. Please do not confirm or finalise any travel arrangements or accommodation bookings until you have been given confirmation by the CAE that the course will go ahead as planned.

In case of force majeure, CAE have the right to alter or cancel the event without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by CAE as soon as reasonably possible.