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Wed June 16 2021

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BRE launches digital training

17 May 16 BRE’s education and training arm has launched a new digital platform is designed to plug skills gaps in construction.

BRE Academy’s eLearning platform – bre.ac - is designed to meet the changing needs of the construction operatives, professionals and leaders in the UK and around the world.

The first 25 courses to be delivered digitally include ‘BIM essentials’, ‘BREEAM Associate’ and ‘Manging change - risk in construction’. The aim of bre.ac is to make and deliver quality education and training more accessible to time-poor people and organisations needing to improve skills. Courses carry recognised qualifications and CPD certification and are developed by leading global experts in the field, said BRE. Qualifications providers include City & Guilds and Awarding Body of the Built Environment (ABBE). CPD accreditation has been approved by BRE, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Technologists (CIAT) and the Institution of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).

 BRE Academy director Pauline Traetto said: “One of the key issues we identified in our recent skills gap survey was the need for accessible learning via the web and mobile that fits around the people rather than the training providers - bre.ac represents the positive action we decided to take in response to this. The early indications from course sales data are most encouraging with several hundred people accessing learning in their workplace, while commuting on the train and in the comfort of their home. With the global online training market predicted to grow by 18% by 2020, for us this is the future of learning.”

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