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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 and examinations enables you to apply for your assessor’s license under the BREEAM UK New Construction scheme.

At a glance

30 hours self-study + 2 days classroom/ virtual event
online 3½ ​ hours

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 comprises of approximately 30 hours of own -pace online training material introducing you to the BREEAM UK New Construction scheme. This is followed by classroom/ virtual event focusing on technical aspects of the scheme.

Online course material

  • Resources: technical manuals, guidance notes, training knowledge base compliance notes and exercise workbook with associated evidence booklet
  • Introduction
  • Module 2: Introducing BREEAM
  • Module 3: Scope and scheme classification
  • Module 4: Assessment practicalities
  • Module 5: Assessor support networks
  • Module 6: Categories
  • Module 7: Demonstrating and validating performance
  • Module 8: What happens next ?
  • Mock Examinations

Classroom/virtual training

Day 1: Trainee participate in interactive workshop and group learning activities to help them understand some of the technical issues in more depth and review issues in a wider context. Topics covered are BREEAM certification, adapting BREEAM for different building types, scheme classification assignments and a review of technical Issues Ene01 and Mat01

Day 2: Covers a review of technical Issues Mat03, Hea01, Wst01, Wat01 and Pol02. The day also looks at the scope of BREEAM, examination information and the BREEAM Quality Assurance process. In addition, there is a question and answer (Q&A) session.


The course programme concludes with two online examinations, set at a day and time to be agreed between the learner and PorctorU, who invigilate examinations on behalf of BRE Academy. The two examinations must be passed for learners to be classified as competent:

  • BREEAM General Understanding examination
  • BREEAM UK New Construction 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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