The Accredited Assessor training day is pretty intensive, with lecture presentation in the morning, followed by workshops and other exercises throughout the day. The event culminated in candidates designing a scheme using the BfL questions to help set design principles. These were then presented by the each group and critiqued accordingly.
To become an assessor, hopefuls are required to attend the full-day training session and then to complete a test assessment. This is then examined by CABE’s BfL team for accuracy and thorough evidencing, and so long as the BfL score given is within the range specified for the test assessment then it is a deemed a pass. Before being fully signed off, assessors are required to sign a code of conduct governing how BfL is used and carried out.
We intend to continue to work with CABE in delivering assessor training in the future, along with a raft of other BfL awareness raising events aimed at spreading the word and getting BfL full integrated in the planning system.
As CABE’s regional partner for promoting Building for Life, TransForm Places can give advice and training, help with your assessments, advise on your design team, and point you to examples that set standards to aspire to.