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.

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 30  CPD hours.

Please note: There is no longer a membership associated with this course

At a glance

30 hours online self-study
30 minutes online

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.

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)

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About 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 research to make the built environment safer and greener and to mitigate climate change.


Recognised CPD

CPD hours are awarded upon successful completion of BRE Academy training courses.

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