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Oak frame sector introduction


Overview
This standard provides a brief overview of the oak frame sector as a whole.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum half day of 3 learning hours

Purpose/Scope

This training module, ‘Oak frame sector introduction’ is intended to provide a brief overview of the sector as a whole.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • nature of work
  • types of buildings and structures
  • opportunities within the sector
  • size and number of employers

Occupational relevance

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

  • operativeand craft

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of oak framing terminology and techniques would be beneficial.

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 10 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 theoretical learning.

This standard is considered to be set at a basic level.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment and 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 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

April 2019

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of work within the oak framing sector.
  • Describe the types of buildings and structures within the oak framing sector.
  • Explain the employment opportunities within the oak framing sector.
  • Explain the size and number of employers within the oak framing sector.

Additional information

Recommended reading:

OAK FRAMED BUILDINGS – Rupert Newman

FRAMING ROOFS – The best of Fine Homebuilding

BARNS OF RURAL BRITAIN –Graham Hughes ISBN 0-906969-36-0

TIMBER FRAME – Ted Benson ISBN 1-56158-281-6

TIMBER FRAMED BUILDINGS – John Bailey Bed Bucks and Cam Historic Building Research Group

CONSERVATION OF TIMBER BUILDINGS – F. W. B. Charles ISBN 0-7487-0376-4

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