Award in Timber Merchanting

39 hours of online training for merchanting staff for just £150

Ideal for new starters and those looking to expand their knowledge and career prospects.
Fully accredited course by Occupational Awards Ltd.

Level 3 award in timber merchanting

A new staff member or someone wishing to expand their knowledge and career prospects?

Our online eLearning course provides them with all the tools and guidance they’ll require. This online programme consists of 19 modules, providing a Level 3 Award in Timber Merchanting, as well as significant Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Merchant Supplies.

The programme is divided into 4 comprehensive sections: An introduction to Timber; Timber as a Material; Timber Products & Selling Timber.

Each module is fully interactive with quiz questions and is complemented by guided reading and project work. The whole programme has a total qualification time of 39 hours (including required reading), representing a minimum two days’ classroom learning.

The programme content:

An introduction to timber
  • Industry Overview – Duration 5 Minutes
  • Introduction To Timber – Duration 10 Minutes
  • Procurement – Duration 10 Minutes

Required Reading:
Timber Pocket guide
Living with wood

Timber as a material
  • Converting Logs to timber Duration 5 Minutes
  • Trees and their Structure Duration 20 Minutes
  • Understanding Timber Products Duration 30 Minutes

Required Reading:
Swedish Wood products Fact Sheet
Timber Pocket guide
Southern Yellow Pine Export Grades

Selling timber
  • Timber in Buildings                                           Duration 5 Minutes
  • Calculating Linear Metres and Pricing          Duration 5 Minutes
  • Stock Maintenance and Storing Timber        Duration 15 Minutes
  • Manual Handling                                                Duration 20 Minutes
  • Health & Safety                                                    Duration 40 Minutes
  • Improving Margins                                             Duration 30 Minutes
  • Successful Selling                                                Duration 30 Minutes
  • Modern Slavery                                                    Duration 20 Minutes
Final assessment

Duration 45 minutes