The PIABC Level 2 Award in Timber and panel products is recognised as giving an excellent foundation in and introduction to the timber industry. Our Award in Timber and Panel Products course provides a level of insight and understanding of the wood industry that adds real and measurable value to careers and businesses. This is a distance learning course where you are supported throughout my a mentor and tutorial support.
If you live and work in Scotland you are able to have your qualification certified by SQA Accreditation rather than Ofqual. In which case you will be awarded an Award in Timber and Panel Products and their Uses SQCF Level 5, R249 04. The course and assessment are exactly the same.
Using the workbooks provided, learners must work their way through a number of units, which include tasks to check your understanding.
Part 1 - Timber and panel products
The first part of the course is comprised of two sections:
Softwoods and hardwoods and where they come from
Examples of the main species traded and their characteristics
Sizes, prices and grades
Preservation and environmental considerations
- Panel Products:
Plywood, particleboard fibreboard and OSB: characteristics manufacture and grades
Adhesives, properties and exposure classes
Storage and handling
Part 2 - Timber use: carcassing and joinery
The second part of the course is also made up of two sections.
Types and applications
Timbers and grades used
Sizes, strength grading, classes and marks
Applications and reasons for use
Timbers and grades
Mouldings, wood trim, flooring, profiled sections
Components, windows, doors and stairs
Fire doors and FR boards
Our course fee is £295 (+VAT at 20% where applicable) and there is an additional fee of £115 (VAT free) to register you with the awarding body, PIABC.
This makes the total cost including VAT £469.
Members of IOM3 are entitled to a discount of 10% on the course fee (not including PIABC registration).
Register to study our distance learning course leading to the Level 2 Award in Timber and Panel Products and their Uses qualification from PIABC.