Course Description

This course is a key building block to help understand what BREEAM is about, what it involves, and how to successfully support the process day to day. An on-line course, It is entirely self paced, and learner led,

Having completed this course participants:

  • will be able to understand the BREEAM process, the language used and how to navigate the manuals
  • will have information on delivering BREEAM efficiently
  • should be able to avoid common mistakes and manage risk from pre-tender through to completion

Intended Audience

The course is suitable for bid teams, design teams, construction teams, architects, engineers, project managers, value engineers, procurement, and those with an interest in environmental assessment & BREEAM.  this includes all BREEAM Schemes, except Communities and In-Use assessments.

Whilst BREEAM credits will not be awarded for Associate involvement on a project, it will enable teams to be proactive in planning, delivery and managing risk. The value of this course is in improving the opportunities for high performance at low cost and impact to program plan.


This is an entry level course, and will deliver a CPD certificate for 30 hours learning.   The course content has been designed with input from more than 400 industry professionals across the supply chain, many of whom are now rolling it out to their full teams and using as compulsory induction training for new team members.

The examination is online, takes 30 minutes, and consists of 40 multiple choice and true-false style questions.  The format has been designed to test comprehension of the course materials, rather than memorising facts and figures.

On successful completion of the online examination, the BREEAM Associate title and badge of recognition are awarded and can be used to verify BREEAM knowledge and promote the credential on personal profiles such as CV’s, tenders, business cards and social media.


There are no pre-requisites to taking  this course.  

The course is self directed, so individuals will need to set aside time to complete the exercises and revise for the examination.  

Course delegates have 12 months access to course materials, and two examination attempts are included in the purchase within this timeframe.  Any future re-sits incur a charge of £20 (+ VAT).

Following the course, you are required to maintain an annual subscription, which enables your CPD to be verified, and you will be given access to an annual update on BREEAM changes including CPD hours. The first year's subscription is included in the course purchase, and the first year's CPD requirement is met by taking the course.

From the second year onward, subscription fees are £50+VAT.

BREEAM Associates will need to undertake a minimum of 15 hours CPD training annually, which can be from any source, and on any topic related to your job role, including internal staff training.