TFT Woodexperts Limited


TFT Woodexperts provide technical advice, consultancy, site investigation and expert witness services to the timber and construction industries and legal sector. Additionally, we are keen to pass on the knowledge gained from decades of combined experience of wood, by offering specialist courses to train the next generation of timber scientists.

Training available at TFT Woodexperts offices or your own premises, we are currently offering training venues in London and Lincolnshire and a new southern venue near Swindon.

Level 4 Certificate in Wood Science & Timber Technology, next course begins 24th March 2020.
This course provides some solid, in-depth knowledge on Wood as a Material and how it behaves; as well as a detailed understanding of how and why wood is processed and graded; and how the manufacture of wood-­based panels influences their properties and uses.
The Course is intended for those in the Wood Industries who need to have a much better grasp of Wood Science, to enable them to solve problems related to specification and use; or to understand how to minimise the problems and wastage that often occur when timber and wood­based products are used inappropriately.
It is ideal for Management Trainees, Middle and Senior Managers and anyone with a more senior role in ordering, specifying or designing in timber. Successful candidates will be eligible for Membership of the IOM3 at “Technician” level (TIMMM). This course is proving extremely popular with an exceptionally high pass rate.

Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Wood Science
Delegates will study Advanced Wood Science, including wood anatomy, hardwood species identification, strength properties and loading characteristics, understanding preservatives and treatment chemicals, and properties of wood in reaction to fire.
It is anticipated that the course will take between 12 and 18 months to complete, an important component is the essential requirement for approximately 6 hours per week (over 12 months) of private study, in addition to attendance at the tutorials.
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all the subject matter, but following a particular interest in one or more of the 5 subjects is also allowed, if required. Further details on this aspect can be discussed with the individual concerned.
Qualifications at this level are accepted by the IOM3 to be eligible for membership at “Associate” level (AIMMM), which is equivalent to a “Masters” and the Course is accredited to Level 6 by Proskills Global Ltd
The Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Wood Science is designed to be a higher level qualification for the individual concerned, intended to lead to their development and knowledge as a Wood Scientist, it is unique to TFT Woodexperts and is the only qualification at this level available outside of mainstream education providers. As such, timber businesses may find it useful to have a Masters level-qualified member of staff on their team.

Accredited courses

Level 4 Level 6
Level 4 Certificate in Wood Science and Timber Technology Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Wood Science