The BRE Academy, which is the education arm of the Building Research Establishment (BRE), has launched a new digital platform designed to meet the changing needs of the construction operatives, professionals and leaders in the UK and around the world.
With an initial 25 digitally delivered courses ranging from BIM Essentials and BREEAM Associate to Managing 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 upskill. Courses carry recognised qualifications and CPD certification and are developed by leading global experts in the field.
Pauline Traetto, director of the BRE Academy, 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.”