ADVANCED ROOFING – THEORY AND PRACTICE – Course details

Tutor: Alan Creasey
Dates: 10th -14th Feb 2020 (5 days)
Location: King ST, Bristol.

This is a roofing course for carpenters wishing to move into the more complicated league. N.B.  This course will begin with a brief recap of regular hipped roofs, however, the assumption is that attendees will not be novices to traditional cut-timber roofing.

Topics

  • Introduction to the subject, including a power-point to assist with the identification of types and styles. Establishing common-place terminology also the regular names used for components.
  • The geometry, trigonometry and mathematics necessary for the calculation of lengths and angles of all of the major components. Mensuration, setting-out, marking-up, cutting and forming typical examples of a range of the more unusual roofs.  Typically each day has both theory and practice and Learners will be able to make a small example of the particular type of roof under discussion that day.
  • Pitched roofs containing dog-legged intersections on plan (e.g. over city terraces) including arrow-head diagrams and scale modelling for complex angles.
  • Flemish revival including setting out, marking up, cutting and fitting a ‘pocket’ birds-mouthed hipped rafter.
  • Irregular roofs including skew, octagonal and hexagonal
  • Polygon on plan pyramidal types including star diagrams.
  • Conical roofs.
  • Hipped ends of different pitch to the main slopes including calculating and forming dihedral angles (backing bevels) where each hip has two different angles.

Learners should bring their own tools, PPE, log/trig tables or scientific calculators (or mobile phones!)

The centre provides timber, drawing instruments and paper/card.

New Course: Regular Hip and Valley Roofing Course

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New course starting in February

Regular Hip & Valley Roofing Course
Tutor: Alan Creasey
Date: 3rd – 7th February 2020
Location: 16 King St, Bristol.
Cost: Course fees for CF members – Companies who are ‘In Scope’ with CITB – £250
Those who aren’t ‘In Scope’ £500
Please contact admin@oftf.org.uk for further details and to book your place.

SPECIALIST APPLIED-SKILLS PROGRAMME (SAP) GRANT

SAPs are developed through partnerships with trade associations, federations and employers in specialist sectors. These apprentice programmes contain all the ingredients for a fully validated apprentice programme leading to a Vocational Qualification (NVQ/SVQ). These new entrant programmes are currently the only source of CITB grant recognised new entrant training for the sectors involved. New entrants must have a full-time contract of direct employment with a levy registered employer.

Grant support is paid for SAPs which are now 18-month courses comprising a number of modules leading to the NVQ Level 2

The grant package comprises 3 elements:

£30, £70 or £120 for each training module achieved is paid to the CITB registered and in scope company automatically on confirmation of completion by the training provider. The total value of the modules – £750

£600 is paid to the company on completion of the NVQ assessment and certification

A contribution of £4,000 per learner to cover course costs is paid directly to the training provider OFTF who pay the tutors, assessors, verifiers, venues and materials and associated trainers.

Basic ground rules

  • The new entrant must have a full-time contract of direct employment with Levy registered employer
  • Grant not available to sub-contract labour (even if mentioned on Levy Return) or self-employed
  • The learner must not have been on another CITB grant assisted Apprenticeship at the same VQ level
  • Open to both trade association members and non-members
  • No upper age restriction – 16+ but employer preference tends to be 18+
  • The new entrant must attend all off job modules for the employer to qualify for the ‘framework achievement’ element of the grant
  • Must apply for and obtain a CSCS Trainee Card during the first month of training
  • The employer must provide on job supervised training to at least twice the number of off-job days – to be recorded in the learner’s logbook.

Who can be a SAP level 2 SAP learner?

  • New entrant to the sector (might already have a VQ in another suite of occupations but have not been on a grant-aided Apprenticeship before
    – i.e. career changer). Consider SUP first if available for the occupation
  • New entrant – possibly employed for up to 12 months in the sector but has had no formal training and has not been registered  for an NVQ in the occupation
  • New entrant – someone moving either from within the employer’s company or externally from a different post to become an operative. e.g. from store person to operative or a genuine upskilling/promotional route from labourer to skilled operative- career developer.

Cost

There is a cost to employers for both the training and assessment, payable to the partner training provider, OFTF

The cost of the 25 day SAP programme over 12 months of training and the 6-month assessment is £5,000. CITB make a contribution of £4,000 to the training provider and the remaining £1,000 will be invoiced by OFTF to the company.

OFTF will plan to deliver the programme in 5 one week training sessions. After the second OFTF will invoice the company for £500, then at the end of the 5th week, OFTF will invoice the final £500. This will be effectively covered by the CITB grant to the company which is £1,350 payable after completion of modules.

In the case of a CF member or company not registered with the CITB, the process of training and assessment is the same and the cost to the individual or company is £5,000 paid in £1k instalments. The first instalment will be due on registration and quarterly thereafter. Each year there are a number of CF members who choose this route successfully.

The Oak Frame Training Forum

OFTF Training Centre, Brickyardwood Barns, Chelvey, Near Bristol, BS48 4Ab

admin@oftf.org.uk

Training Officer – Nigel Howe 07899 794125

2019 Courses – We need your help!

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We are planning our courses for 2019….

We’d love to get your opinion on what training courses you’d like to take part in next year.

We have a few ideas but would welcome your feedback on this. Please do email us on admin@oftf.org.uk to suggest any other courses you’d like to see us deliver next year. Thank you!

Suggestions so far are:
* Sash Window Course
* Staircase Design
* Complex Roofing
* Scale Drawing
* PASMA
* Telehandler
* Slinger/Signaller

COURSE INFORMATION: Special Applied Skills Programme Level 2 NVQ in Wood Occupations Post and Beam Carpentry

The next intake for Special Applied Skills Programme Level 2 NVQ in Wood Occupations Post and Beam Carpentry will be Monday 4 February 2019.

The training programme is a full NVQ qualification. It will be 25 days off-site training usually 5 x 1-week training sessions and then 6 months assessment, so you really need to be working in the industry to get the NVQ Level 2 assessment completed. To get the full funding you’ll need to be ‘in scope’ with the CITB – for more info drop us an email or contact the CITB.

The first week of training will start on Monday 4th Feb and finish on Friday 8 Feb 2019.
Please do contact us as soon as possible for more info. If you are not registered with CITB you can self-fund, please get in touch for info.

 

Complex Roofing Course Information (25th March-29th March 2019)

Advanced Roofing

COMPLEX ROOFING COURSE – Monday 25th March – Friday 29th March

Incorporating the geometry of a Rhineland Helmet & a Cruciform Kite-on-Plan roof. The course will combine the geometry & hopefully the manufacture of one or both of these structures.

Tutor: Alan Creasey MSc
Venue: 16 King St Bristol BS1 4EF
(There will be limited overnight, shared accommodation available on site. Apply early if required)

CITB funding available for registered companies. Please email admin@oftf.org.uk for more information and to book your place.

Learners should bring their own tools, PPE, log/trig tables or scientific calculators (or mobile phones!)

The centre provides timber, drawing instruments and paper/card.