Timber and panel products knowledge

Upcoming courses:

Training provided by: Didac Ltd
Cost: £305+VAT member rate (BWF members registered with CITB can claim this full amount back through the WITForum’s Training Fund). £355+VAT non-member rate.

About the course and qualification:

Timber and Panel Products knowledge 2-day course is also nationally recognised, single unit qualification which provides learners with knowledge of the different types of timber and timber products, how they are processed and their uses in construction. Those taking the course and achieving the nationally recognised Level 2 Award will be able to apply this knowledge to choosing appropriate products, advising others and suggesting correct applications for particular functions.

It is designed to provide trade specific knowledge appropriate for the day to day activities in a joinery business. By the end of the course and qualification, the learner should be familiar with the main softwoods, hardwoods and panel products traded in the UK. The learner should understand how they are graded, priced, measured and selected for use. The learner should be familiar with the trade terms for these products and be able to explain how and why the items are used in the principal buildings components.

Who is this course/qualification designed for?

There is no necessity for any formal entry requirement to this qualification beyond the basic literacy and numeracy expected from anyone entering the business world. There are no age restrictions for this qualification although typically this qualification will suit:

  1. People recently employed in the industry who want to gain a sound foundation to the material that is central to the sector, to enable them to operate more effectively.
  2. People who have been in the industry for some time who want to extend their knowledge and gain a recognised qualification.
  3. Those pursuing a competence based qualification that requires underpinning knowledge.
  4. Finally, the qualification will appeal to people who are not currently employed in the industry, but who wish to gain a basic qualification as a step towards getting a job and progressing in the sector.

What qualification would I achieve?

Learners would achieve a Level 2 Award in Timber and Panel Products and their Uses, awarded by PIABC.

What could this qualification lead to?

Success in this qualification prepares learners to advise others on the choice and application of different types of timber and timber products. Typical job roles include timber purchasing, timber sales and estimating.


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