Overview

This course is two days, with an additional exam day approximately one month after the training course. The training will introduce you to the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme and the assessment process.

The BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme provides a methodology, software tool and certification for those responsible for delivering sustainable domestic refurbishment projects.   It is designed to help building owners and occupiers save operating costs, reduce the environmental impacts of refurbishments and to increase the sustainability of existing building stock.

Delivered through a mixture of pre-course learning, presentations, workshops and exercises, you will be taken on a journey through the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment assessment process gradually building up your knowledge and confidence towards becoming an assessor.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the role of the assessor
  • Approaching assessment with the mindset of an assessor
  • Gain an understanding of sustainable refurbishment and the refurbishment market
  • Learning the technical aspects of the manual and applying it to a case study
  • The assessment process and support structures in place for the scheme and assessors
  • A brief overview of Health & Safety and Building Regulations in a refurbishment context.

The third day is the exam day which will start by taking you through the post refurbishment assessment process and give you an opportunity to address any questions you might have before taking the course exam necessary to gain the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Assessor qualification.

BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Examination

To qualify as a BREEAM assessor you will need to complete and pass the examinations taken on the afternoon of the third day.  Please note that it is a requirement that once qualified your organisation must hold a BREEAM licence agreement in order to offer and carry out BREEAM assessments. A copy of the BREEAM Licence Agreement is available from BREEAM@bre.co.uk. To become licensed, assessors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance. For more information please see our FAQ page.

On successful completion of the course and the examinations you will be issued with notification that verifies your BREEAM Assessor qualification. You will then be required to apply to BRE Global Ltd to become a Licenced BREEAM Assessor under the Scheme in order to practice. You must make this application within 12 months of completing the course.

To practice as a licenced BREEAM Assessor you will be required to pay an annual licence fee and hold adequate levels of professional insurance, particularly professional indemnity insurance. Further information on the route to becoming a licenced BREEAM Assessor can be found at www.breeam.com

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