Heritage Wood Occupations Specialist Applied Skills and Experience Worker Programme

Starts: Monday, 23rd April 2018 - 9.00am

Ends: Friday, 4th May 2018 - 5.00pm

Location: Chelvey Design Makers, BRISTOL

About this event

A 20 day SAP course and 5 or 10 day EWP in the conservation and repair of historic timber framing,  carpentry and joinery. Over two consecutive weeks, participants will develop a solid  theoretical underpinning to practical on-site skills development in bench joinery & timber framing.   Courses are a combination of lectures and practical work at workshops and historic sites and are an  integral part of working towards an NVQ L3 in Heritage Skills.    Upon completion of the NVQ portfolio and assessment (within 18 months of registration) the candidate  can apply for a CSCS Gold Card (increasingly necessary for Heritage contracts).   The 20 day SAP course is split into two blocks, both of which require attending to gain the qualification.


Architectural recognition Knowledge and identification of materials. Different timbers, ironmongery, adhesives and finishes Recognition of defects: cause and effect Identify damage and inappropriate materials Causes and effects of moisture ingress into buildings Wet rot, dry rot and fungi: treatment and repairs Insect attack: woodworm species and wood wasps Reading from plans and specifications Producing sketches and basic scale drawings Measuring out instruments and setting out datums Knowledge and understanding of conservation law Best practice in conserving or restoring timber-based products Maintaining safe working practices when working on conservation projects The recognition of historical significance and carrying out reversible alterations Recognising previous interventions

Bench joinery  

Tools of the trade; sharpening, care and maintenance General on-site joinery repairs Shaping and milling; understanding detailing Making and using jigs, setting out complex shaped and bespoke joinery products Installing bench joinery in the workplace   

Heavy Timber Framework  

The history of timber framework in the UK Specialist tools and equipment The components of typical timber frame construction Setting out, measuring and marking out Jointing and shaping Fitting, fixing, finishing, positioning and erecting Conserving or restoring timber framework 

How to book

FUNDING SUPPORT: Registered "in scope" CITB companies are eligible for funding – please contact us to carry out a check. Any accommodation and travel to and from the venue is the responsibility of the employer/candidate.  

HOW TO APPLY:  [email protected] - 01497 831125 - www.traditionalbuildingskills.co.uk In partnership with the NHTG, OFTF and IOC.

!! FREE !! SAP COURSE & NVQ L3 ASSESSMENTS  FOR CITB REGISTERED COMPANIES EMPLOYEES T & Cs apply—please contact us for more information  Self-funders are also welcome, please contact us for SAP & EWP and NVQ L3 prices



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