Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • SKA Foundation Course Preparation & Structure

    • SKA rating Foundation Handbook v5

    • SKA Foundation - session 1 'on demand' recording

    • SKA Foundation - session 2 'on demand' recording

    • SKArating Foundation Quiz

Benefits of this course include:

  • Basics on the SKA rating system

    • An Introduction to Ska Rating. • Selecting the right tool for the project.

  • How SKA rating operates

    • Ska Rating philosophy. • Ska Rating methodology. • Good practice measures. • Scoring and rating.

  • In practice, what to expect?

    • How to work with the design team. • Using the on-line tool. • Understanding Evidence. • Assessment scenarios.

About this course

This online training module has been designed to provide an overview of the SKA rating scheme whether one is a client and wishes to know how SKA rating can drive and support sustainability efforts, project team members who wish to understand how to work with this scheme, or professionals looking to then take the next step and become accredited SKA rating assessors.

This online learning course is essential learning for all Contractors, Architects, Interior Designers, M&E Engineers, Project Managers, Portfolio Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Environmental Assessors who wish to fully engage with sustainability drives and feel confident working with environmental assessment methodologies.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the appropriate projects to use SKA rating on.
  • Understand the SKA rating philosophy.
  • Understand the SKA rating methodology.
  • Understand the sustainability issues that relate to non-domestic fit outs.
  • Understand how to apply the SKA rating process to a fit-out project and to a property portfolio.
  • Understand how to assess issues with evidence examples, as compliant or not.

At the end of the training session there is an opportunity to sit an exam. This is a requirement to pass should delegates wish to proceed on becoming accredited assessors of SKA rating. The online exam is multiple choice and time restricted. Candidates will be afforded unlimited attempts within a two month period to pass the online exam as part of the course. 

Course price includes VAT.


Design & Sustainability Director

Elina Grigoriou FRSA HonRICS

Elina is an industry expert on sustainability, wellbeing and design for interior spaces. Her interior design career began at PDP Interior Design, which included a six-year project for the Virgin Atlantic Airways Training Base facility. Later, at careyjones interiors, Elina immersed herself in sustainability issues and joined the Ska Rating Technical Committee in 2006. She is now the RICS Ska Rating Technical Advisor and chairs the Ska Rating Technical Committee, which guides the tool’s development. A frequent contributor to articles on design, wellbeing and sustainability, Elina is regularly invited by industry bodies to participate in steering meetings, speak at public events, participate in sector debates, contribute in research work, and judge awards and project competitions. Elina was voted by Building magazine as one of the ‘Top 50 Rising Sustainability Stars’. Her book 'Wellbeing in Interiors, philosophy, design and value in practice' was published by RIBA in 2019.