BREEAM Associate

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Course description

BREEAM Associate

This course provides built environment professionals with a comprehensive understanding of BREEAM to equip them with the knowledge needed to support its successful application throughout the built environment lifecycle.

This training course is the ideal starting point to begin your sustainability learning journey. It provides a comprehensive overview of the principles, and application of BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for buildings, infrastructure and master-planning.

Designed with input from 400+ industry professionals, the course is suitable for all members of project teams. It provides an in-depth understanding of the functions and processes of the BREEAM methodology, giving you a full understanding the assessment process and preparing you with the skills to successfully support its application on a range of projects.

The BREEAM Associate course was the winner of the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Training Programme Awards. It was recognised for having a significant effect upon staff skills and development, thereby realising positive impacts on the performance of buildings through design, construction, commissioning and operation.

The online course programme concludes with a formal examination. The questions are designed to assess competence as a BREEAM Associate.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Is this right for me?

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to BREEAM, with no prior experience required. It is suited to professionals across project teams; this might include

  • Project teams
  • Design teams
  • Construction teams
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project managers

It is especially valuable to those working on BREEAM certified projects or seeking to introduce BREEAM to their organisation.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CPD: 30 hours

After completing the course learners will be able to

  • After completing the course learners will be able to
  • Obtain the knowledge to continue your learning and skills development.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of BREEAM.
  • Be proactive in planning, delivery and risk management.
  • Identify low-cost opportunities for high environmental performance.
  • Understand the behaviours needed to achieve cost-effective results.
  • Support the day-to-day BREEAM process.
  • Know how and when to work with BREEAM assessors and sustainability champions.
  • Navigate the BREEAM manuals.
  • Avoid common mistakes and manage risk from pre-tender to completion.

Successful completion of this course entitles you to CPD certification.

Training Course Content

This training course covers:

This course comprises of approximately 30 hours of own-pace online training material introducing you to the BREEAM Associate course programme.

Online course material

  • Resources including study plan
  • Module 1 – BREEAM Basics (comprehensive overview of how BREEAM works, the assessment process, and the value of certification)
  • Module 2 – Success Behaviours (BREEAM timing, whole life value, collaboration)
  • Module 3 – Technical delivery (how to succeed in the technical delivery of BREEAM)
  • Mock Examination
  • Formal Examination (The examination questions are designed to assess competence as a BREEAM Associate. Learners should complete the online training and mock examination and only enter this section when they are sure that they are ready to take the examination. Learners can take this at any time which suits them without prior booking)

Why choose BRE Academy

100 years of experience in the built environment

More than 13,000 learners since 2015

100s of hours of CPD content for built environment professionals

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BRE Academy

The BRE Academy is the leading training provider for the built environment. Most courses are developed by BRE – a science research hub with 100 years of experience in safety and sustainability. As a profit-for-purpose, all fees go towards further...

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 33 reviews.

Very helpful in understanding the main principles of the BREEAM Assessments.
As a recent Environmental Engineer Graduate, I can assure that the course provided me with expertise in the area of sustainability as well as a plethora of useful resources for my future career in the field of built environment.
As a design professional the course has certainly given me lots to consider on future projects. The content was easy to follow and flexible.
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