Benefit from a thorough introduction to digital and computer-based technologies used within and useful for the built environment, specifically related to the timber construction industry.  

Understand engineered wood products and their manufacturing processes, connectors, and fixings available for timber and specific applications - exploring the manufacturing of timber components and assemblies. Learn about hybrid solutions and composite products, as well as new frontiers in the use of and alternatives to wood.  

By the end of the course, you’ll have a confident understanding of the different digital tools available in the timber construction industry - including manufacturing, design, construction, or building management - and how they are used or manufactured. 

Be confident in the quality and relevance of your learning – all of NMITE’s timber courses are endorsed by CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building), CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) and TDUK (Timber Development UK).

Transforming the construction sector

Courses are designed (and delivered, where in-person learning is included) at our NMITE Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT). The centre 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.

NMITE Centre for Advanced Timber Technology
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Part-time online course

Live online sessions and a virtual learning environment

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Industry-relevant learning

The course is endorsed by CIOB, CIAT, and TDUK

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Real-world case studies

Work on real problems from real employers

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Taught by leading professionals

Combined academic and industry experience

Who's this course for?

The course is aimed at all construction professionals seeking an understanding of timber technology and its related contexts. Specifically, the topics discussed could help manufacturers and designers. However, as an introductory level course, it’s relevant for other professionals in the construction industry, as well as those studying related subjects. 

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What you'll learn

  • This course has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills to confidently select the right product for your projects regarding connections, engineered wood, assemblies, or coupled solutions. 
  • If you’re a company owner or manager, the material provided could help inform possible investments for your business, be these for software or equipment. 

Course details

This course is delivered at level 4, which is equivalent to the first year of a degree. It equates to 60 degree-level credits and can contribute to the CPD credits required by several industry organisations.


Learn about the technologies applicable to timber design, engineering and construction. After completing the module, you’ll be able to:  

  • identify the technologies used in engineered wood products, connectors, and fixings 
  • describe how technology is employed to manufacture components, assemblies, and hybrid solutions 
  • evaluate emerging technologies and their relationship to the built environment 

Duration, delivery dates and study modes

  • This course runs part-time across three weeks via online channels including live workshops as well as content in a rich virtual learning environment. 
  • Course dates: 8 July – 26 July 2024 (you’ll receive access to the virtual learning environment and course tutor contact information on day one). 
  • The course comprises of approximately eight hours of supported and independent work each week. This includes: 
    • three live online sessions: three on Wednesday afternoons (2-4pm) – two hours each 
    • independent work via the virtual learning environment 
    • access to course tutors for learning support between sessions 

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. However, the course is most suitable for construction professionals.  

Assessment and feedback

The course is assessed through regular knowledge checks in the virtual learning environment and participation in the live sessions. Feedback is immediate through the virtual learning environment. 


  • £500 per learner; £300 for partner organisations
  • Or register for the Timber TED 2 bundle, including three courses, for £1,200


Award-winning Timber TED bundles

Check out our Timber TED bundles, credited with the Accelerate to Zero Green Skills Award 2023. Endorsed by CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building), CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) and TDUK (Timber Development UK), each course has been designed to provide you with comprehensive and flexible training to upskill and reskill for modern methods of timber construction.


Register your interest today

Ready to apply or make an enquiry about a Timber TED course or bundle? Simply register your interest today.

Related courses

Make the most of our Timber TED 2 bundle discount by purchasing all three TED 2 courses for £1,200. Develop your skills on our award-winning TED 2 training programme and gain valuable credits for your CPD.

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Course background

This course has been designed as part of the award-winning Timber Technology, Engineering and Design 2 short course, which is now offered as a set of standalone smaller courses specifically to meet the needs of industry. The online content has been reimagined to provide the learner with a better experience and the ability to manage the time dedicated to the course more effectively and efficiently.

The course supports the CIOB corporate plan 2023-28 to ‘equip CIOB members (individual and company) with the knowledge and skills to manage and deliver the construction process in environmentally sustainable ways’ and ‘to contribute tangibly to reducing the industry skills shortage across priority skills’. The course also perfectly sits within the Government’s Timber in Construction Roadmap.

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 the short form below. You'll receive an application form shortly and a member of our team will answer any queries you have.