BRE Academy statement on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Reducing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

31 March 2020

BRE Academy’s priority is to protect the health and well-being of our employees and learners. We are monitoring and following official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England.

In light of the present advice, we have taken the decision to postpone all our classroom courses until the end of May 2020.

If you have booked on to one of our courses affected by this decision, we will be contacting you directly. In the meantime, please refer to our additional learner guidance.

Circumstances are changing rapidly and it may be necessary to postpone classroom courses beyond the end of May 2020. If this affects a classroom course that you are booked on to, we will contact you directly.

In recognition of the present disruption to learning, we’re offering 20% discount on the prices of all our online training courses until the end of April 2020. Our online training courses cover Building information modelling (BIM), BREEAM, Flooding resilience, and a range of related built environment other topics.. They are accessible from any location. We will have further courses available online shortly too extending our BREEAM range and including courses on Fire safety.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming learners back to our campus in the near future.

Michael Jaggs
Head of BRE Academy

Additional Learner Guidance

I’m booked on to a classroom course in April 2020, what are my options?

All our classroom training courses in April 2020 have been postponed. This includes in-house training courses.

If your course is affected, we’ll contact you directly by email to make alternative arrangements. Your booking will remain valid for any new date.

I’m booked on to a classroom course in May 2020, what are my options?

All our classroom training courses in May 2020 have been postponed. This includes in-house training courses.

If your course is affected, we’ll contact you directly by email to make alternative arrangements. Your booking will remain valid for any new date.

Can I transfer my classroom course booking to a new date now?

Yes. Even if your booking is presently unaffected you’re welcome to transfer to a new date, or a different course, if there is availability.

Please find the course that you’d like to transfer to and email BREAcademy@bregroup.com with your preferred date.

I’m part way through pre-course work for a classroom course. What should I do?

Please see our guidance for classroom courses in April and May 2020 above. If you are part way through pre-course work you’re encouraged to complete and record this.

Should we need to postpone your classroom course owing to travel and safety restrictions then we’ll contact you directly by email. All postponed courses will be rearranged for a later date. Your booking will remain valid for any new date.

Can I still book on a classroom course?

Yes. We’re still taking bookings across our classroom courses. Should we need to postpone your classroom course owing to an extension of travel and safety restrictions then we’ll contact you directly by email. Your booking will remain valid for any new date.

Are there any impacts on online training courses?

In response to requests from many of our learners, we’re adding to our portfolio all the time. We’ll be announcing new courses on Fire safety and BREEAM over the next few weeks.

How will BRE Academy stay in touch?

We’ll be updating this page regularly and communicating via email and BRE Group’s social media channels. If you have booked on any of our classroom courses that are affected by postponement, then we’ll contact you directly by email. Your booking will remain valid for any new date.

If you need to contact us for any reason regarding your booking then please email BREAcademy@bregroup.com Please bear with us, like many of you, our staff are now working remotely and adapting to this.