Heritage Carpentry NVQ3 Specialist Applied Skills Programme

Starts: Monday, 11th February 2019 - 9.00am

Ends: Monday, 11th February 2019 - 5.00pm

Location: Tywi Centre, Dinefwr Home Farm, Llandeilo SA19 6RT

About this event

This course will give you the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Heritage Skills (Construction)- Wood Occupations qualification. Following this you will be eligible to apply for a CSCS Heritage Gold Card.

The course is made of 2 parts- Training and Assessment. The Training is 20 days. The Assessment is carried out over 18 months whilst the candidate is working at their regular place of work.

The assessor will visit up to five times, usually for no more than a couple of hours to complete the portfolio of work.

What are the taught elements of the Carpentry SAP?

  • Induction to the NVQ Diploma
  • Architectural recognition
  • Knowledge and identification of materials
  • Recognition of defects- cause and effect
  • Specialist Carpentry techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of Conservation Law
  • Best practice in conserving or restoring timber-based products in the workplace
  • Bench joinery in workshop and on site
  • Heavy timber framework

How much will it cost and how much grant can I claim from CITB?

Funding for the SAP is provided by CITB for eligible candidates. The full cost of the training and assessment (£3,998) is covered by this fund.

The payment is made directly to the Training Provider so you will not need to complete any grant or funding application forms.

In addition, as a CITB registered employer, you will be eligible to claim short duration course grants (a maximum of £620 if all of the taught elements are attended) and a completion grant of £600 on successful completion of the qualification.

Who is eligible to benefit from this training?

To be eligible the candidate:

must have a full time contract of employment with a CITB registered company (funding is not available to sub contract labour).
must not have previously attended a Level 3 CITB grant assisted apprenticeship programme.
must have at least a Level 2 qualification in chosen craft or related discipline with some exposure to the Heritage environment, or have an equivalent amount of on-site experience.

Where will the training be carried out?

The training will be based in Llandeilo, either at or near the Tywi Centre.  Theoretical training and workshop based activities will take place in the Tywi Centre Workshops at Dinefwr Home Farm, Llandeilo SA19 6RT.  Small training projects may be undertaken in the locality at venues such as the National Botanic Gardens in Wales or at National Trust properties.

How to book

For more information and to book a place please contact the Tywi Centre.



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