Specialist Applied-skills Programme (SAP)

Course Content

This course is an 18-month programme requiring 25 days off-site training over 12 months, followed by 6 months assessment for the NVQ Level 2 Structural Post and Beam Carpentry.

The modules covered are:

  1. General Health and Safety (requires CSCS test pass)
  2. Sector Induction by CITB representative
  3. Using and Maintaining Framing Hand Tools
  4. Lifting and Moving Heavy Timbers
  5. Emergency First Aid at Work
  6. PASMA Low Level Towers for users
  7. Using and Maintaining Framing Power Tools
  8. Harness Use & Inspection
  9. Slinger/Signaller for Timber Framers
  10. Scribing Timbers for Structural Timber Frames
  11. Design and Drawing for Structural Timber Frames
  12. Selecting, Converting and Using Timber
  13. Introduction to Joint Design
  14. Setting Out Structural Timber Frames
  15. Fabricating Structural Timber Frames
  16. Site Erection of Structural Timber Frames
  17. Timber Conservation and Repairing Timber Frames