Days 1 and 2 of the course are a mixture of presentations and interactive workshops. Day 3 will be based in a computer suite for interactive training on using the calculator tools and online reporting system. The course covers:
- A brief introduction to sustainable construction
- Meeting environmental needs with the Code
- The technical content of the Code for Sustainable Homes assessment method
- The assessment process and support structures in place for the scheme and assessors
This scheme uses calculation tools which run in MS Excel with macros. Macintosh computers are unable to use this function and you will need access to a PC to complete assessments.
Who is this course aimed at?
Our training courses are designed to be suitable for all delegates, regardless of professional background or qualifications. However, the necessary skills to become an assessor are:
- Capable of interpreting technical information
- Capable of understanding building design drawings
- Good communication skills
- Working knowledge of Excel
Examination to be Qualified
Please note that if you are wishing to become a qualified and licensed Code for Sustainable Homes assessor you will require certification against the Competent Persons Scheme. This requires you to undertake two examinations of 90 minutes and 75 minutes respectively. On the examination day delegates are required to bring approved photo ID. Without this they will not be admitted to the examinations.
Please note that it is a requirement that once qualified your organisation must hold a BREEAM licence agreement in order to carry out Code for Sustainable Homes and HQM (once operational) assessments. To become licensed, assessors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance. For more information please see our FAQ page.
We would like learners to be aware that as part of the conclusion to the Housing Standards Review, a written ministerial statement delivered on the 25th of March 2015 withdraws the Code (in England). The Code still operates in Wales and Northern Ireland and also for legacy cases in England. For further details please visit www.bre.co.uk/housing-standards-review
BRE has developed the Home Quality Mark (HQM), a consumer orientated scheme for new housing in the UK (to find out more about the scheme please visit www.homequalitymark.com).
The beta version of the HQM is now available (see www.homequalitymark.com/standard ) and open for registrations.
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