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BREEAM Communities 2012 Training Course


7 - 9 November 2017
Paris, France
Online price £1475.00 per person

BREEAM Communities 2012 is targeted at neighbourhood scale developments. It aims to help the design team, developers and planners to improve, measure and independently certify the sustainability of a large scale development at the design and planning stage. The scheme influences sustainability at the early stages of project development through community engagement, site strategy and implementation in design. This can lead into BREEAM assessments of buildings and homes.

Alternative dates

Date Venue Availability
25 - 27 October BRE Academy Watford Available
Details :

This 3 day course is broken down into two modules. The first module (day one) is an introduction and overview of BREEAM Communities 2012. It is suitable for planning officers, consultants and developers who want to understand the scheme and how to use it. Module 1 may be attended as a stand-alone training day. The second module (days two and three) covers the technical content of the scheme and detailed information about the process of assessment and certification. Both the first and second modules are required for delegates who aim to become a BREEAM Communities Assessor. To become licensed, assessors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance. For more information please see our FAQ page.

The training session is based on a combination of presentations and interactive workshops. There are no pre-requisites to becoming an assessor. An interest or active involvement in the delivery of large scale developments and masterplans is helpful. This course is open to UK and international delegates. International delegates must have a very good understanding of written and spoken English. 

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.

BREEAM Membership opportunity:

After successful completion of this course you can register as a BREEAM Member with the BRE Academy. The BRE Academy BREEAM Membership is a badge of recognition that highlights your level of knowledge and shows your commitment to realising the benefits of BREEAM.

As a member, you will join a group of growing and experienced individuals across a variety of areas within the built environment.

Specific benefits you will be able to take advantage of include discounts on BRE Academy training courses, FREE monthly webinars and exclusive discounted BRE services. Find our more information about BRE Academy membership to see if you qualify!

Event programme

Module 1 – Day 1 

  • an introduction to BREEAM Communities
  • the international, national and local context for sustainable communities
  • when to use BREEAM Communities and which projects are suitable
  • meeting key sustainability objectives with BREEAM Communities
  • meeting key planning requirements with BREEAM Communities
  • the links between BREEAM Communities 2012 and building level assessments. 

Module 2 – Days 2 and 3

  • timescales, phasing and assessment
  • the technical aspects of BREEAM Communities
  • an introduction to the scoring tool  
  • the assessor’s role
  • the assessment process
  • using BREEAM Communities 2012 outside of the UK.

 Examinations: 

Please note that all those wishing to undertake BREEAM Communities 2012 assessments are required to achieve certification against the Competent Persons Scheme provided by BRE Global. For certification you are required to undertake and pass the relevant examinations.   

Please note that you must present acceptable photo identification (ID) for admission to the examination. This may be either your passport, driving licence or EU ID card. Please note that without photo ID you will not be permitted to undertake the examination(s).

What can be assessed with the BREEAM Communities 2012 Assessor qualification?

 BREEAM Communities 2012 assessments at the design and planning stage within the United Kingdom and internationally.

It will not allow Assessors to:  

  • Carry out assessments either within the UK or elsewhere using a BREEAM version for which they do not have the correct training, qualification or licence. 

Please note that once qualified, to offer and carryout BREEAM assessments through to certification you or your organisation must hold the relevant BREEAM licence. To become licensed, all assessors/assessor organisations are required to hold a minimum level of professional indemnity insurance. Furthermore, depending on the scheme chosen, there may be an annual fee payable to BRE Global to hold the required BREEAM licence. For more information please see our FAQ page or contact us at breeam@bre.co.uk.

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For more information:
BRE Academy
BREAcademy@bre.co.uk
+44 (0) 333 321 88 11

Online price £1475.00 per person