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The NMITE Skylon Campus

Timber Technology Engineering Design 1 (Timber TED 1)

In partnership with:

Edenborough Napier University Logo                 Timber Development UK Logo

Course overview 

In response to the current skills crisis in the construction sector which requires an additional 350,000 FTE workers over the next decade to deliver the volume of work needed to reach net zero by 2050, NMITE has developed a series of short courses. Designed in response to the industry derived Timber Technology, Engineering and Design (TED) Competency framework requirements these short courses will upskill and reskill the built environment professionals of the future to specifically address the climate emergency.  

The Timber TED courses are delivered by NMITE in partnership with Timber Development UK and Edinburgh Napier University.  

Timber TED 1 uses an online and in-person (three short (three days) residential weeks in Hereford) 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 effect a transformational change that extends beyond the course to industry application. 

Split into three modules, Timber TED 1 will cover design, materials and sustainability. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to design and execute a built environment structure informed by the concepts of sustainability and the characteristics of timber as a structural material. 

Who is the course for?

Are you already working in the built environment industry — perhaps in technical sales or as an architectural assistant, architectural technologist, trainee engineer or designer —  but looking to branch out, move up, or future proof your skill-set?  

You may already have a degree but you are looking to specialise further.  

You might be looking for a course that allows you to continue working full time in the job you already have, and from your home base. 

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

Interested in applying? For more information and to apply, please contact the CATT team below.

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  • Small intake, between five and 20 students, twice a year. 

  • Currently there is no UK equivalent CPD course that directly addresses timber in construction on this scale of detail with associated learning techniques capable of addressing the market need.  

  • Industry is fully supportive of the course, including Timber Development UK who will endorse and support (including a limited number of funded places).  

  • This course is part of a series that will prepare professionals to tackle the climate crisis emergency by producing net zero buildings using sustainable biogenic materials like timber.  

  • Like all NMITE courses, the TED 1 course is based on work-place challenges and learning by doing. 

  • Because this course is mostly delivered via online learning, applicants can be from anywhere in the country. 

  • The course encourages professional and genuinely creative solutions.  

  • This is an NMITE course delivered in partnership with Timber Development UK and Edinburgh Napier University.  

Course details 

What you’ll learn 

The sustainable built environment and timber as a material are core elements in the content of this course.  

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 1 course aims to give you an understanding of the principles of timber design construction and engineering methods within the context of the built environment, providing students with an understanding of the principles of sustainability as an outcome of climate change and its relationship to the built environment.  

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

During the course, and through the use of our specialised centre equipped with state-of-the-art technological resources, you will review timber as a construction material, demonstrating its characteristics, testing its qualities, and exploring the technologies applied in its manufacturing. 

Through this course, 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 gain necessary timber professional attributes 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 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 (three and a half hours per week)and engagement with tutors and peers via online discussion forums, 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 forum discussions. As the course progresses, you will produce a personal portfolio of your work, which will form the final part of your assessment.   

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The schedule for Timber TED courses.

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 materials and sustainability.  

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).  

Following your successful completion of this course, you will have the option to progress onto the second course in this series, Timber Technology Engineering Design 2. 

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The schedule for Timber TED courses.

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 (excluding accommodation)

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please contact the CATT team below.

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