Wood Campus online education resource for building trade launched
Published:  29 February, 2012

ONLINE: Wood for Good launched a new online information and education resource called Wood Campus.

Developed in co-operation with TRADA, Wood for Good, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association and the Wood Window Alliance, Wood Campus is a joint initiative of Swedish Wood, Jewson and Buildbase.

Wood Campus brings together a number of new ways of delivering quick and precise information on wood, specially designed for builders and merchant staff, along with updated versions of Wood for Good’s RIBA-accredited CPD Online Learning modules.

Wood Campus is a free resource for everyone who designs or works with wood. It includes social networking, a Search facility to provide instant access to information about specific issues, and five levels of information:

  • New ‘Fast track’ CPD short courses
  • ‘90-second Know-How’ videos giving essential trade tips for builders
  • Updated TRADA Choose ‘n’ Use builders’ factsheets that can be viewed online or downloaded
  • A video library bringing the best of the industry’s case studies and information films all together in one place
  • Revised and updated full length Wood for Good RIBA-accredited CPD courses

Wood for Good’s Online Learning, also known as the Timber Academy, has built up a big following over the five years since its launch, with thousands of professionals signed up for its RIBA-accredited CPD courses, as well as a number of major companies and trade distributors. Current users will be notified of the change of address and of the need to re-register at Wood Campus, but they will be able to keep their existing username and CPD history, so they can start again where they left off. New users can register free at www.woodcampus.co.uk

John Kissock, chairman of Wood for Good, welcomed the new Wood Campus: “I’m delighted that Swedish Wood, the timber industry and the major trade distributors have worked together to keep Wood for Good’s online learning up to date and to provide this useful information for the trade. Education and information are essential in our efforts to make wood the first choice for architects and builders, and to help us build a low-carbon future.”

Andy Moseley, market director for Timber & LBM at Jewson commented “The new online learning material now available from Wood Campus will be an invaluable tool for all professionals in the industry who work with wood. We welcomed the opportunity to work with Wood Campus and to feature their e-learning modules on our Greenworks Gateway."

The online Wood Campus content is also available, free to registered customers, via the Jewson Greenworks Gateway and the Buildbase website.

Stephen Thompstone, managing director of Buildbase commented: “Over the past four years, online learning has become a key route for our staff to develop their product and technical knowledge. The addition of the Wood Campus content takes us to a higher level for timber training. We will definitely be taking advantage of these new resources.”

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