Our Timber Technology, Engineering and Design (Timber TED) short courses - delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and Timber Development UK (TDUK), and endorsed by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) and the CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) - will provide you with comprehensive and flexible training to upskill and reskill for modern methods of timber construction.

Learn to build sustainably, from components to assemblies, designing with knowledge of how timber structures are manufactured and crafted. Choose individual courses or select from our award-winning discounted course bundles - Timber TED 1 and Timber TED 2 - all delivered from our award-winning NMITE Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT) in Hereford.

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Award-winning course bundles

Recognised with an Accelerate to Zero Green Skills Award

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Industry-accredited learning

Endorsed by the CIOB, CIAT and TDUK for industry excellence

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Taught by leading professionals

Combined academic and industry experience

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Showcasing timber excellence

Delivered from an award-winning sustainable campus

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Real-world case studies

Solve real-world challenges from real employers

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Hands-on learning

Benefit from NMITE’s unique ‘learn by doing’ approach

Critical to our future

Globally, both the construction industry and governmental bodies recognise that timber offers a greener alternative to other construction materials. And that the need to transition to these more sustainable materials is urgent. The UK Government's Timber in Construction Roadmap outlines an ambitious strategy to drive rapid transformation in the nation's timber industry.

Why choose Timber TED at NMITE?

Make the most of the only UK-equivalent professional courses that directly address timber in construction on this scale. Be confident in the quality of your learning as you develop the skills needed to progress your career and address the climate emergency.

  • Become an enhanced built professional, able to produce net zero buildings utilising sustainable biogenic materials like timber
  • Develop practical skills with NMITE's unique applied learning model - all our timber courses incorporate NMITE's unique ‘learning by doing’ approach
  • Work on real workplace challenges - each course encourages professional and genuinely creative solutions
  • Enjoy online and hybrid learning models, combining remote and residential in-person learning with access to a virtual learning environment 
  • Make the most of award-winning excellence - Timber TED bundles were recognised with an Accelerate to Zero Green Skills Award in 2023
  • Benefit from the latest industry thinking, guided by academic and industry experts. All courses are delivered by NMITE in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and Timber Development UK (TDUK), and endorsed by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) and CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists)

Delivering a more sustainable construction approach

We're supporting the construction industry to transition to more sustainable forms of delivery, operating more efficiently to reach net zero targets, in line with TDUK's Skills Action Plan. We're producing built environment professionals who can 'set the standard, behave ethically, and offer leadership – driving innovation, championing diversity and delivering quality' (Chartered Institute of Building, 2023).

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Learn in one of the UK’s most advanced workspaces*

Our Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT) is among the most advanced collaborative workspaces in the UK. Based at our Construction Excellence 'Social-Value' award-winning Skylon campus, it's built to demonstrate the principles and benefits of sustainable timber construction. The building is also a ‘living lab’ with the latest sensor and monitoring technology built into its fabric. *Some courses are delivered 100% online. 

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Timber TED short courses

Advance your career in the built environment industry through the provision of sustainable timber solutions. Study part-time on short courses - all while continuing to work full-time in your job. Combine NMITE’s unique learn-by-doing ethos and work-based challenges to develop your skills and effect transformational change in your field of work.

Choose individual courses or study three from an award-winning (Accelerate to Zero Green Skills Award 2023) Timber TED bundle for a significant discount - see course pages for costs.

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Timber Sustainability: Globally Responsible Construction (TED 1)

Explore sustainable and regenerative practices within the built environment, understanding key drivers.

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Timber Materials: From Source to Building Solutions (TED 1)

Develop new expertise to make confident decisions about designing and building with different timber materials.

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Timber Design: An Introduction (TED 1)

Utilise timber in your built environment designs, understanding materials, sustainability and related context. 

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Timber Technology: Design, Engineering and Construction (TED 2)

Understand digital and computer-based technologies used within and useful for timber in the built environment.

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Timber Construction: Typologies, Techniques and Methodologies (TED 2)

Learn how ‘timber in construction’ has evolved into different contemporary building typologies.

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Timber Design: Components, Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction (TED 2)

Immerse yourself in the use of timber as a sustainable and cost-effective building product on this hands-on course. 

Transforming the construction sector

The NMITE Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT) is transforming the construction sector through world-class education, research and industry collaboration. CATT will play a crucial role in positioning the UK as a leader in sustainable construction - aligning with the climate emergency and UN Sustainable Development Goals, fostering expertise in modern methods of construction, and ensuring access to renewable resources.

Timber TED students working in the Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT)

Learn from leading professionals

Associate Professor Steve Bertasso

Steve Bertasso

Associate Professor Steve has over 25 years of direct built environment experience including process improvement, strategy implementation, research and development.

Dr. Sarah Hitt

Dr. Sarah Hitt

Sarah's an expert on the human, social and cultural contexts of engineering – including integrating communication, ethics, and sustainability within built environment practice.

Dr Gabriele Tamagnone

Dr. Gabriele Tamagnone

Gabriele's at the forefront of scientific research on the use of homegrown wood in the construction market, as well as the durability and sustainability of timber structures. 

Register your interest

If you're ready to register your interest in a Timber TED course or bundle, or to ask a question, simply complete this short form. You'll receive an application form and a member of our team will answer any queries you have.

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