Description

BRE Academy offers comprehensive, high quality, training tailored to support those wishing to develop knowledge and skills around energy design compliance assessment, national calculation methodologies and their application, use of software and/or the role and responsibilities of Approved Certifiers of Design when assessing or certifying compliance with Section 6 (Energy) of the Scottish Building Standards. Our training has a strong emphasis on hands-on learning and practical knowledge.

BRE Academy ‘Approved Certifier of Design’ training consists of 3 distinct parts. Full details are provided below. This training relates to Part 2 & 3 – for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.

Part 2 – Domestic – Role of the Certifier (1 day)

Part 2 (of 3) – Role of the Certifier (domestic and/or non-domestic buildings)

A mandatory one day programme, tailored to support the entrance requirements for an ‘Approved Certifier of Design’. The training provides an overview of the role and responsibilities of an approved certifier, an overview of building regulations from the perspective of an energy certifier, the legislative and procedural background to certification, awareness of the BRE Global ‘Approved Certifier of Design’ scheme documents and requirements, practical certification processes / issues in relation to construction projects, how to apply to the ACD scheme.

Programme:

This Part 2 training will cover the following:

Day 1

  • Introduction to certification
  • Section 6 (Energy) of the Scottish Buildings Standards in relation to energy certification
  • Section 1-5 and 7 in relation to energy certification
  • Role and responsibilities of Approved Certifiers and Certification Coordinators
  • Awareness of the BRE Global ‘Approved Certifer of Design’ scheme document and requirements
  • Practical issues regarding energy certification in practice

Intended audience:

  • Professionals wishing to become an Approved Certifier of Design – Section 6 (energy) for domestic buildings
  • Building Standards practitioners wanting to specialise in energy calculation and Section 6 compliance and better understand energy certification.

Part 3 – Domestic – Examination (1 Day)

Part 3 (of 3) – Examination – domestic buildings

Programme:

This Part 3 training (examination) will cover the following:

  • Multiple choice questions exam
  • Written questions exam
  • Practical examination (i.e. software based compliance assessment case study(ies))

Intended audience:

  • Professionals wishing to become an Approved Certifier of Design – Section 6 (energy) for domestic buildings
  • Building Standards practitioners wanting to specialise in energy calculation and Section 6 compliance and better understand energy certification.

Part 2 – Non-Domestic – Role of the Certifier (1 Day)

Part 2 (of 3) – Role of the Certifier (domestic and/or non-domestic buildings)

A mandatory one day programme, tailored to support the entrance requirements for an ‘Approved Certifier of Design’. The training provides an overview of the role and responsibilities of an approved certifier, an overview of building regulations from the perspective of an energy certifier, the legislative and procedural background to certification, awareness of the BRE Global ‘Approved Certifier of Design’ scheme documents and requirements, practical certification processes / issues in relation to construction projects, how to apply to the ACD scheme.

Programme:

This Part 2 training will cover the following:

Day 1

  • Introduction to certification
  • Section 6 (Energy) of the Scottish Buildings Standards in relation to energy certification
  • Section 1-5 and 7 in relation to energy certification
  • Role and responsibilities of Approved Certifiers and Certification Coordinators
  • Awareness of the BRE Global ‘Approved Certifier of Design’ scheme document and requirements
  • Practical issues regarding energy certification in practice

Intended audience:

  • Professionals wishing to become an Approved Certifier of Design – Section 6 (energy) for domestic buildings
  • Building Standards practitioners wanting to specialise in energy calculation and Section 6 compliance and better understand energy certification.

 

Part 3 – Non-Domestic – Examination (1 Day)

Part 3 (of 3) – Examination – non-domestic buildings

Programme:

This Part 3 (examination) will cover the following:

  • Multiple choice questions exam
  • Written questions exam
  • Practical examination (i.e. software based compliance assessment case study(ies))

Intended audience:

  • Professionals wishing to become an Approved Certifier of Design – Section 6 (energy) for domestic buildings
  • Building Standards practitioners wanting to specialise in energy calculation and Section 6 compliance and better understand energy certification.

’Approved Certifier of Design’ – Linked training

BRE’s comprehensive ACD training is delivered in 3 parts. You should register for each part separately.

Part Training Element Description Domestic Non-domestic
1 Energy Design Compliance Assessment (2 days)

NB: Part 1 is non-mandatory for those wishing to apply to the BRE Global ‘Approved Certifier of Design’ schemes, although equivalent competence will need to be demonstrated. Please contact the ACD Scheme for more information.)

SAP 2012

2 days

 

iSBEM

2 days

 

For more information on the BRE Global ‘Approved Certifiers of Design’ scheme see: www.bre.co.uk/acd

Important Information

  • You MUST take Part 2 before being allowed to sit Part 3. You cannot take Part 3 on its own.
  • Please note that candidates who satisfactorily complete the mandatory BRE Academy ‘Approved Certifier of Design’ (ACD) training and pass the exam are not necessarily guaranteed entry to the ACD scheme. This is because the BRE Global ACD scheme has a separate application process. Please also note that separate domestic and non-domestic ACD schemes exist, and membership of one does not include membership of the other. Prospective delegates should therefore assimilate themselves with the ACD scheme application and membership requirements (as formally set out within the ACD scheme documents (‘SD149’ – domestic and/or ‘SD151’ – non-domestic), both available at: bre.co.uk/acd, prior to accepting booking any training as BRE accept no responsibility should delegates fail to satisfy the Scheme membership criteria.
  • We recommend that applicants undertake the Part 1 training however, in the case where applicants choose not to undertake the Part 1 training this is done at their own risk and BRE accept no responsibility should applicants fail the Part 3 examination owing to shortcomings in this area. Please also note that evidence of suitable competence with regard to compliance assessment (i.e. equivalent to the part 1 training) will need to be provided in support any subsequent application to the BRE Global ACD schemes.

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