Timber TED 2 uses an online/blended learning approach, combined with NMITE’s unique learn-by-doing ethos and work-based challenges to form the basis and building blocks of knowledge, and to affect a transformative change that extends beyond the course to industry application.

This course is for those already within the industry, or for those who have already completed the NMITE Timber TED 1 course, and would like to extend their knowledge even further. Just like TED 1, this course will allow you to advance in your career in the built environment industry while continuing to work full-time in the job you already have.  

Timber Technology Engineering Design 2 (TED 2) starts on Monday 13 May 2024 and runs until Wednesday 31 July. This is delivered as a 12-week programme over a duration of 15 weeks.

In partnership with

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Course overview 

This is the second course in the Timber Technology Engineering and Design series, delivered by NMITE in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and Timber Development UK. 

Timber Technology Engineering Design 2 uses an online/blended learning approach, combined with NMITE’s unique learn-by-doing ethos and work-based challenges to form the basis and building blocks of knowledge, and to affect a transformative change that extends beyond the course to industry application.

Split into three modules, the course will cover design, construction and technology and manufacture.

By the end of this course, participants will have knowledge of timber construction approaches and the technologies available to execute a built environment applying sustainable and digitally driven design practices. The learning will all be through projects based on work-place challenges with online components to form the basis and building blocks of knowledge, and to effect a transformational change that extends beyond the course to industry application.  

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Timber Technology Engineering Course

Why choose timber technology courses at NMITE?

  • Become an enhanced built professional prepared to tackle the climate crisis emergency - by producing net zero buildings utilising sustainable biogenic materials like timber
  • Benefit from a personalised approach - with small intakes, up to 20, twice a year for each Timber TED course
  • Develop your practical skills with NMITE's unique applied learning model - all our TED courses incorporate NMITE's approach to learning by doing 
  • Work on real work-place challenges - each course encourages professional and genuinely creative solutions
  • Developed to allow you to upskill whilst in your current role - with mostly online learning, and dedicated on-campus workshops at weeks 1, 6 and 12

  • Courses supported by Edinburgh Napier, Timber Development UK and the wider industry - fully endorsed, including a limited number of funded places

  • A cut above the rest - we currently provide the only UK equivalent CPD course that directly addresses timber in construction on this scale of detail with associated learning techniques capable of delivering what the market needs

Who is the course for?

Just like TED 1, this course will allow you to advance in your career in the built environment industry while continuing to work full-time in the job you already have. 

If you are already in one of the following careers, or similar, and are looking to keep up with the demands of the future, this course is for you: 

Building performance technologist | Cost consultant | Structural engineer | Architecture | Architectural technology | Architectural engineering | Building information model and digital technologists | Technical sales and specification | Specialist timber contractors and erectors | Construction project management | Manufacturing and operational management 

This course is designed for a different kind of built environment learner. It’s designed for you. 

Course details - what you’ll learn 

Using the unique blended delivery mode that NMITE is known for, as well as our high-quality online materials, all backed up by a series of work-based challenges, the Timber Technology Engineering Design 2 course aims to expand your understanding and knowledge of the principles and applications of timber design construction and engineering methods within the context of the built environment to give you an understanding of timber design and construction technologies.  

Taught in three modules, with design being the overarching theme throughout the full 12 weeks, and six weeks each looking at timber construction and timber technology and manufacturing, the course will introduce and demonstrate the professional use of software to design, develop and communicate timber design. You will review the methods deployed in construction of different systems, and learn how to read construction technical drawing and its different layers.  

You will also apply the knowledge of the above in design. 

Through this series of courses, you will become part of a community of knowledge in timber as a building material, contribute to the UK community of practice in sustainable built environment, and prepare a generation of timber professionals to transform the built environment.  

How you’ll be taught 

This 12 week course is delivered remotely so the majority of the content will be taught via our virtual learning environment (VLE) using online tutorials and interactive e-learning activities to form the basis and building blocks of knowledge. The course is divided into a nine week block of online learning and engagement (three and a half hours per week) and three challenge weeks.  

During your three workplace-challenge weeks, you will spend three days on the NMITE campus in our custom-built learning centre in Hereford, which uses an instrumented hybrid structure consisting of design studio and breakout spaces as well as two 700sq m workshop areas, that demonstrates advanced timber technologies. During your time in Hereford you will have the opportunity to network with our partners and other professionals in the industry through organised activities. 

How you’ll be assessed 

At NMITE, we believe in ongoing assessment, rather than tests and exams that don’t suit all learning styles. Throughout the course, you will be given a number of activities, such as producing a short technical report or giving a presentation to the group, that will be used to assess your understanding of the content being taught. 

In addition to these activities, we will hold critique sessions and be continually assessing your in-studio progress and your contribution to online forum discussions. As the course progresses, you will produce a personal portfolio of your work, which will form the final part of your assessment.   

Students will be awarded a certificate of attendance.  

 

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Timber TED 1 student

Module topics  

The course is taught in three modules, with design being the overarching theme throughout the full 12 weeks, and six weeks each looking at timber construction and timber technology and manufacture.

Course duration

The course lasts 12 weeks, nine of which will be delivered online (three and a half hours per week) and the remaining three are challenge weeks which will be split between our campus and the workplace (60/40), delivered at the start, middle and end of the course.  

Timber Technology Engineering Design 2 (TED 2) starts on 13 May 2024 and runs until 31 July 2024. This is delivered as a 12-week programme over a duration of 15 weeks.

For further information please contact us at CATT@nmite.ac.uk

Entry requirements

There are no prior qualification requirements to enrol on this course but learners will come from a built environment profession. Teaching will be conducted in English and students are expected to meet NMITE English language requirements. Learners will need to have the right to study in the UK.

Fees 

£3000+VAT (excluding accommodation)  

How to apply 

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