Timber and panel products and their uses qualification overview
The award in timber and panel products and their uses is a nationally recognised, single unit qualification which provides learners with basic knowledge of the different types of timber and timber products, how they are processed and their uses in construction.
Those achieving the Award will be able to apply this knowledge to choosing appropriate products, advising others and suggesting correct applications for particular functions. The qualification is designed to provide trade specific knowledge appropriate for the day to day activities in a timber yard or office.
By the end of the qualification, the learner should be familiar with the main softwoods, hardwoods and panel products traded in the UK. The learner should understand how they are graded, priced, measured and selected for use. The learner should be familiar with the trade terms for these products and be able to explain how and why the items are used in the principal buildings components.
The qualification must be assessed using the following assessment method:
- portfolio of evidence
Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes within units of assessment. Assessment will involve observation of learner performance carrying out grading and moderation activities. All assessment is subject to internal quality assurance within approved centres providing this qualification. External quality assurance of assessment and internal quality assurance within approved centres is provided by OAL.
This qualification is not graded; achievement certificates for this qualification are issued on the basis of awarding a pass only.