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Wood Technology Training and Qualifications

The Institute offers a range of industry-recognised and formally accredited wood technology courses endorsed by The Wood Technology Society, a division of IOM3.

The aim of the wood technology courses are to advance and encourage the scientific, technical, practical and general knowledge of timber and wood based materials.

PIABC Level 2 Award in Timber and Panel Products is a nationally accredited qualification which was launched in 2013 to replace the former Institute of Wood Science (IWSc) Foundation Course. This is aimed mainly at newcomers to the timber and allied industries, or those with some experience in timber who wish to improve their product knowledge.This is a distance learning course, taught via work book. 

PIABC Level 3 Certificate Wood Technology and Application is a higher level industry recognised course introduced in 2016, which is based around distance learning. The course is made up of a core and selection of optional modules and assessed by formal examination and project work.

Individual Subject Modules are the optional modules that make up part of the Certificate course can be studied as stand alone units. This method of study can further specific knowledge and be part of an individual's CPD. 

This activity is approved for Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Wood technology training is delivered by IOM Communications Ltd and endorsed by The Wood Technology Society, a Division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining