Timber and panel products and uses


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the basic knowledge of the different types of timber and timber products, how they are processed and their uses in construction.

Duration

Minimum 5 days of 6 learning hours per day.

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the basic knowledge of the different types of timber and timber products, how they are processed and their uses in construction.

The scope of this standard includes:

  • The main softwoods, hardwoods and panel products traded in the UK
  • Grading, pricing, measuring and selecting timber and panel products for use
  • Trade terminology used for a range of timber and panel products
  • How and why timber and panel products are used in the principal building’s components
  • Care, storage and handling of timber and panel products

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • operative and craft
  • supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, a basic knowledge of timber and panel 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 2 years relevant industrial experience as a fitter
  • 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 to 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 be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • e-learning
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning
  • workplace
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This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theory learning.

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

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, the trainer must be satisfied that the candidate has achieved all of the learning outcomes and been assessed in accordance with Awarding Organisation requirements.

Quality assurance

Assured

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

December 2019

Review cycle

On request

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Know the characteristics and nature of wood
  • Know the factors affecting the marketing and utilisation of timber
  • Know the processes that improve the properties of wood
  • Know the types of wood-based panel products
  • Know the functions and applications of solid timber and wood-based panels i buildings and related uses
  • Know the importance of care, storage and handling of wood products

Additional information about this standard

See also:

British Woodworking Federation