Applications open for next Timber TED1 course

The new Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support practical development of vital timber skills

Applications are now open for the next Timber TED 1 course, which will start on Monday 18 September, 2023.

The Timber TED courses provide a comprehensive understanding of timber design and support the practical development of vital timber skills. They are open to all built environment professionals, including architects, engineers, project managers, merchants, manufacturers, suppliers and designers. The courses are delivered by New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE) in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and Timber Development UK.

Students from the NMITE courseDesigned in response to the industry derived Timber Technology, Engineering and Design (TED) Competency framework requirements, these courses will upskill and reskill the built environment professionals of the future to specifically address the climate emergency and have a better understanding of timber’s role in the path to net zero construction.

Timber TED 1 uses an online and in-person (three short, 3-day residentials in Hereford) blended learning approach, combined with NMITE’s learn-by-doing ethos and work-based challenges, to form the basis and building blocks of knowledge, and to effect a transformational change that extends beyond the course to industry application.

Split into three modules, Timber TED 1 covers design, materials and sustainability.

By the end of the course, students will be able to design and execute a built environment structure informed by the concepts of sustainability and the characteristics of timber as a structural material.

More information can be found here or you can contact Tabitha Binding, TDUK’s Head of Education, at

For further information, or to enquire about availability, please contact

TED 1 will run again in February 2024.