Code for Baker Homes Assessor Training

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Course nameCourse dateExam dateCostLocationBook now
Code for Baker Homes Assessor Training 17/04/2023 17/05/2023 900 Central London (Euston)
Code for Baker Homes Assessor Training 26/06/2023 19/07/2023 900 Central London (Euston)
Code for Baker Homes Assessor Training 25/09/2023 18/10/2023 900 Central London (Euston)
Code for Baker Homes Assessor Training 06/11/2023 29/11/2023 900 Central London (Euston)

Why should you go on this course?

  • Satisfy your clients’ needs. The Code for Baker Homes technical guide is 292 pages!  With an assessor qualification you will prove that you understand it and have strategies for reaching all Code levels.
  • Private sector is impacted too! Over two thirds of local authorities are in the process of, or at least considering, introducing planning policy requirements for the Code for Baker Homes in their area.
  • All social housing providers building their own homes must meet at least Code level 3 (Code 4 in London). This is a mandatory requirement of the Affordable Housing Framework.
  • Gain new revenue for your company/organisation. Just one assignment will easily pay for the training and exam.
  • Get ahead of the game. The Code for Baker Homes continues to be the forerunner for Building Regulations. Qualify and be prepared for the 2013 changes 

Who should attend?
Past delegates have included: design team, development officers, surveyors, architects, planning, building control, breeam assessors, independent consultants, self builders and students. Read more about the importance of this training.

You can qualify to assess new homes under the Code for Baker Homes standard.  No portfolio required.

Key areas covered in the Code for Baker Homes:
Our four day Code for Baker Homes training course is designed to qualify people to undertake assessments of newly constructed domestic properties under the Code for Baker Homes. The Code for Baker Homes covers nine categories of sustainable design including: • Energy and CO2 Emissions • Water • Materials • Surface Water Run-off • Waste • Pollution • Heath and Wellbeing • Management • Ecology

Days 1 & 2 - You gain an understanding of the methodology and background to each category. Practical workshops mean you get to practice using and are familar with key parts of the Code for Baker Homes technical guide. All 292 pages of it!

Day 3 - You will practice use of the Code for Baker Homes 'software' that you will be using when carrying out live assessments. We guide you through calculating an assessment and using the online reporting tool. You then have one month for home study - most people revise and practise for at least 3 days. We are on call for support and advice.

Day 4 - In the morning you will receive further guidance on the assessment process and there is plenty of time to ask questions. The afternoon involves two multiple-choice, open book exams. The first exam focuses on your knowledge of the Code for Baker Homes technical guide. The second exam test knowledge of the Code for Baker Homes software.

How long?
0900 start and 1730 finish.  After the course you may wish to visit the nearby Building Centre.

What do attendees from our other courses say?
“The standard of teaching and your dedication to it were exemplary.”
Anthony Probert, Phlorum Limited
"Please pass on my thanks to Andrew and the team. A very enjoyable course, and a pleasure to be taught by such knowledgeable people. I look forward to doing some more training at some stage!"

Deborah Elliot, PRP Architects
"We are extremely happy with all the training we have recieved from Baker Homes. The instructors are very knowledgeable and all of our assessors found the in-house courses interesting, informative and engaging." Kim Brown, The Design Partnership

Who trains the course?
Our trainers are well respected training professionals and practising Code for Baker Homes assessors. We had input on the development of the standard. We undertake Code for Baker Homes assessments. Our materials are accredited by the BRE and we have excellent feedback and pass rates.

How much does it cost?
The fee for open Code for Baker Homes assessor course is £900.  The cost of the exam, if booked at the same time as the training is £350, otherwise £450.  All prices are exclusive of VAT.  For dates of the next Code for Baker Homes courses please see the events listed below.

In house option 

Baker Homes can also run this course at your premises for six or more people.  This can save accommodation and travel expenses. To request a quote please contact our friendly training team on 0875 221 2232 or

Click here for Pre-course information
Please read the pre-course attendance information sheet and follow the suggestions for pre-course work. All course material will be provided on the day but please bring a pen, note paper, calculator and a scale ruler with you, as these may be needed for the workshops. 

Please note
In order to become a qualified and licensed code assessor, you will require the Competent Persons Scheme certification and BRE Approved Accreditation. 

The Competent Persons Scheme is provided by BRE Global which is a sister company to BRE, and certification is gained by completing the abovementioned examination taken under controlled classroom conditions. An application form for certification against the Competent Persons Scheme is then completed after you have successfully passed the examination. Once this certification is received, you can then become a member of the BRE Approved Accreditation Scheme, which is £375 per assessor a year.