BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings, and addresses construction at all stages. It is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings.

This comprehensive training course has been designed to allow suitably experienced construction professionals who have a good knowledge of environmental design and the design process to deliver new construction and refurbishment buildings to meet BREEAM.

The BREEAM AP qualification enables you to work across the relevant BREEAM schemes as a recognised sustainability professional and champion.

By completing all three parts of this training course you’ll learn the role of the AP and understand what a development needs to do in order to meet BREEAM targets and sustainability goals. You’ll learn how to facilitate project teams to schedule activities, set priorities and negotiate the trade-offs required to achieve the target BREEAM rating when the development is formally assessed.

On completion of all three parts of this training course, you’ll be eligible to apply for a BREEAM AP subscription. As a BREEAM AP, you can help and advise developments to achieve up to six BREEAM credits (dependent on the types of schemes).

The qualification and annual membership recognise an individual’s ability to provide expert advice on how projects should achieve their sustainability goals and performance.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you can become a BREEAM AP and be able to help a project to achieve its BREEAM targets and maximise opportunities for project performance. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Encourage an integrated design and construction process
  • Use BREEAM as a framework to establish, agree and achieve the desired level of sustainability performance for a development
  • Provide expert advice to the design team using the principles of environmental sustainability, environmental design and the environmental assessment process
  • Offer design advice
  • Facilitate the design team’s efforts by providing key input throughout the design process
  • Schedule activities, set priorities and negotiate trade-offs
  • Target BREEAM rating at formal assessment in the most cost-effective way

Is it right for me?

This online and classroom-based training course is suitable for architects, engineers and others with demonstrable design skills and responsibilities who want to specialise in BREEAM.


You’ll need to either hold a recognised academic or vocational qualification in a relevant built environment discipline or have at least three years post graduate (or equivalent) professional experience working in a role covering the sustainability of the built environment.

Ideally, you’ll have had design team involvement on a number of projects where sustainability was part of the project brief. You should be able to demonstrate knowledge of environmental design/integrated design with an appreciation of life cycle assessment and cost analysis.

Licensed BREEAM Assessors are eligible for a discount on this course. Please enter the code BREEAMAP2020 as part of your booking.

We offer 15% discount (for full fee-paying delegates) applicable to all RIBA, CIAT and CIBSE members.

There is no pre-reading required for this training course.


This is a comprehensive training course delivered in online modules followed by a classroom-based workshop and examination.

Online training
The online training modules comprise approximately 20 hours of study and cover:

  • The role of a BREEAM AP
  • Background, principles and scope of BREEAM
  • BREEAM categories and assessment methodology
  • BREEAM schemes technical content
  • Site specific issues
  • Decision timeline
  • Decision priorities

Classroom-based workshop
After completing the online modules, you’ll attend a one-day workshop to apply and share your expertise in a series of individual and team exercises.

The workshop will cover:

  • Making a case for sustainability and BREEAM
  • Decision-making
  • Timeline
  • Comparison on costs per percentage point basis

In order to become a BREEAM AP, you’ll need to pass an examination. This takes place at the end of the workshop and includes a 60-minute multiple choice examination.

Learners who completed this

After successfully completing all 3 parts of the training courses, you’ll be able to apply for your subscription to practise as a BREEAM AP.

An annual subscription fee of £250 +VAT is payable for all BREEAM APs on successful completion of the exam. This maintains your Green Book Live listing, provides access to the BREEAM extranet and maintenance of CPD and is a requirement for maintaining your AP status.

Please note the first subscription must be paid within the first 6 months on successful completion of the exam.

What’s included?

  • Designed and led by industry experts
  • Flexible access – learn from your office or your home
  • Own-pace online learning – pause, replay as you wish
  • CPD certificate on completion
£1,175.00 + VAT
per person


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