Up to 30 hours self-study (via online modules) + online test


The purpose of this training course is to allow specified existing BRE Global licensed assessors to gain the HQM assessor qualification. This course comprises a set of online modules (supported by optional revision material) followed by an online test.

Delegates looking to book onto this course must note that this course is only available to those who meet the pre-requisites outlined in the ‘Intended audience’ section below.

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is the new national quality mark designed to give people the confidence that the new homes they are choosing to buy or rent are well designed, well built, and cost effective to run. It also allows house builders to demonstrate the high quality of their homes and to differentiate them in the marketplace. It is developed by BRE with an extensive list of partners from the private and social housing sectors and promotes the positive attributes of quality and performance in a new build home.

Impartial information on building quality, running costs (utilities, insurance and maintenance) and the positive benefits of a healthy home in a connected community, gives householders the reassurance they need when making the life changing choice of moving into a new home.

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The following HQM training course is based on the HQM beta (England) 2015 version of the scheme. This has now been superseded by HQM ONE (released in August 2018) which applies to new homes in England, Scotland and Wales. Delegates who successfully complete this course will gain an HQM qualification which, once licensed, will enable them to undertake HQM beta and HQM ONE assessments. Further supporting information will be provided to licensed HQM assessors to identify technical changes between the schemes.


The training course compromises a series of online modules covering:

  • An introduction to BREEAM and the HQM
  • An introduction to the HQM scoping, scoring and scheme structure
  • Details of the HQM technical criteria
  • Details of the HQM assessment process
  • Details of the HQM operation

Following completion of the online modules, delegates have the option to:

  • Complete a mock test
  • Attend an online webinar to ask any questions

To demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the HQM scheme, delegates will undertake an online test. Paper 1 and 2 is available now. The third re-sit will be available in 2017.

Delegates only have 9 months from purchasing the course to pass it.

Having obtained an HQM qualification, if a delegate wishes to complete and submit HQM assessments they will be required to acquire a HQM licence. The annual UK New construction (Domestic) licence fee covers HQM, CSH and EcoHomes and currently costs £375 plus VAT per assessor.

Intended audience

There are pre-requisite requirements for this course. To book onto this course, delegates must hold at least one of the following:

A BRE Global licence as a:

  • Code for Sustainable Homes assessor
  • EcoHomes assessor
  • BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment assessor
  • BREEAM UK New Construction assessor
  • BREEAM UK Refurb and fit-out assessor
£500.00 + VAT

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