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BREEAM UK New Construction focuses on mitigating the environmental impacts and improving the performance of new builds in the UK.

This training course enables learners to understand BREEAM UK New Construction in terms of technical content and application, equipping you with the skills to carry out BREEAM assessments on UK new builds.

Successfully completing this course will allow you to apply to become a BREEAM UK New Construction assessor.

After completing the course learners will be able to

  • Understand the BREEAM process and the context for BREEAM UK New Construction.
  • Navigate and be confident in assessing the technical aspects of the BREEAM UK New Construction scheme.
  • Understand the assessment process and the support in place for the scheme and assessors.
  • Understand the certification process.
  • Successfully carry out BREEAM assessments on new construction projects.

Successfully passing this course enables you to apply to become a licensed BREEAM UK New Construction assessor.

At a glance

2 days + 30 hours online

While this course has no prerequisites, it is particularly aimed at those interested in:

  • Designing or specifying buildings for low environmental impact.
  • Delivering BREEAM environmental assessments.
  • Satisfying CPD requirements and gaining a recognised qualification.

This course begins with 30 hours of online training, followed by 2 days of virtual classroom-based learning:

Online training

Online modules building your knowledge around BREEAM UK New Construction.

  • Module 1: An introduction to BREEAM.
  • Module 2: The BREEAM International and Bespoke process, reporting and evidence requirements.
  • Module 3: Technical modules – Management Health & Wellbeing, Energy, Transport.
  • Module 4: Technical modules – Water, Materials, Waste, Land Use & Ecology, Pollution.

Classroom training

Day 1

  • Discussion and review of online modules.
  • Overview of becoming an assessor and BREEAM’s value.
  • Focus on some of the scheme’s more complex issues.

Day 2

  • Navigating the technical manual and associated documents.
  • Continued focus on some of the scheme’s more complex issues.
  • Question and answer session.


The course concludes with online examinations, set at a day and time to be agreed between the learner and ProctorU, our online examination partner. Two examinations must be passed for learners to be classified as competent:

  • BREEAM General Understanding examination.
  • BREEAM UK NC Technical examination.

Both exams use an ‘open book’ format, meaning you can use any documents related to the course to aid you.

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