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Defect recognition, cause and effect for heritage wood occupations


Overview
This training module, ‘Defect recognition, cause and effect for heritage wood occupations’ is intended to focus on the trainee being able to identify, describe and offer appropriate solutions to defects, damage and insect attack.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/Scope

This training module, ‘Defect recognition, cause and effect for heritage wood occupations’ is intended to focus on the trainee being able to identify, describe and offer appropriate solutions to defects, damage and insect attack.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • identify damaged and inappropriate materials
  • damp
  • dry rot
  • insect attack
  • woodworm and death watch beetle.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • operative and craft
  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

Candidate pre-requisites

Candidates must have successfully completed NVQ level 2 in Wood occupations (or equivalent).

Instruction/Supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • successfully completed training to this standard
  • at least 5 years relevant industrial experience
  • a verifiable CV.

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • workshop

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical learning.

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal/refresher

There is no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

TBC

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome
Identify damaged and inappropriate materials
Identify, describe and offer appropriate solutions to damp
Identify, describe and offer appropriate solutions to dry rot.
Identify, describe and offer appropriate solutions to insect attack
Identify, describe and offer appropriate solutions to woodworm and death watch beetle infestation


Additional information about this standard

Recommended Reading:-

THE OLD HOUSE HANDBOOK – Roger Hunt and Marianne Suhr

THE LIME HANDBOOK – Ty-Mawr Lime

PRACTICAL BUILDING CONSERVATION, WOOD, GLASS AND RESINS - John and Nicola Ashurst ISBN 0-291-39776-X.

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