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Qualification: DIPLOMA OF FIRST LEVEL PROFESSIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION with professional qualification: Woodworking Technologist

DIPLOMA OF FIRST LEVEL PROFESSIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION with professional qualification: Woodworking Technologist

Qualification Information

Learning outcomes are formulated in accordance with the relevant occupational standard and the strategic objectives of educational programmes outlined in the state standard of first level professional higher education. For more information, see the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 141 “Regulations on the state standard of first level professional higher education” (adopted on 20.03.2001):  Read standard. Occupational standards:  Occupational standards register



Competences:

1. The knowledge necessary for performance of the basic tasks of the professional activity at the level of notion:
1.1. forest sector policy;
1.2. basics of management.
2. The knowledge necessary for performance of the basic tasks of the professional activity at the level of understanding:
2.1. application of technical graphics in woodworking;
2.2. structural materials;
2.3. machine elements;
2.4. lifting and transport machines;
2.5. hydraulics and hydraulic gear pumps;
2.6. technical measurements in woodworking;
2.7. electrical engineering and electronics;
2.8. heat engineering and heat supply in woodworking;
2.9. economic theory and basic concepts of marketing;
2.10. economics of woodworking;
2.11. basics of accounting;
2.12. technological projects in woodworking;
2.13. designing of wood products and building constructions;
2.14. marketing of wood products;
2.15. professional terms in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
3. The knowledge necessary for performance of the basic tasks of the professional activity at the level of use:
3.1. informatics and computer graphics in woodworking;
3.2. wood science and forest commodity science;
3.3. commercial laws and regulations;
3.4. wood cutting processes;
3.5. woodworking machines and tools;
3.6. pneumatic transport systems in woodworking;
3.7. operation of woodworking equipment;
3.8. hydrothermal wood processing;
3.9. production of sawn timber;
3.10. production of wood slabs;
3.11. production of wood products;
3.12. finishing of wood and wood-based materials;
3.13. labour protection;
3.14. environmental protection;
3.15. ergonomics;
3.16. legal employment relationship;
3.17. official language;
3.18. ability to communicate in at least two foreign languages.



Skills:

1. Specialize in one of the main areas of the industry (sawmilling, manufacturing of wood products, manufacturing of veneer and plywood, manufacturing of wood slabs).
2. Prepare timber products, choose the necessary crosscut allowance, provide rational use of timber and calculate timber and other material consumption norms.
3. Develop efficiency and work organization improvement measures.
4. Use office equipment and appliances; use information technologies to improve woodworking technologies.
5. Calculate the cost of products and evaluate economic indicators; understand marketing and management issues.
6. Understand the design principles of timber structures and be able to prepare drawings.
7. Understand technological processes in woodworking, draw up technological documents and define technological conditions.
8. Select and use woodworking machinery, tools and equipment.
9. Prepare equipment, tools and accessories for work and check their compliance with safety requirements.
10. Draw up occupational health and safety instructions and organize workplaces according to occupational health and safety and fire safety requirements.
11. Rate dangerous substances and dangerous production aspects and preserve the environment.
12. Provide the first aid.
13. Use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
14. Communicate fluently in the official language.
15. Be able to communicate in at least two foreign languages.



Knowledge:

1. Specialize in one of the main areas of the industry (sawmilling, manufacturing of wood products, manufacturing of veneer and plywood, manufacturing of wood slabs).
2. Prepare timber products, choose the necessary crosscut allowance, provide rational use of timber and calculate timber and other material consumption norms.
3. Develop efficiency and work organization improvement measures.
4. Use office equipment and appliances; use information technologies to improve woodworking technologies.
5. Calculate the cost of products and evaluate economic indicators; understand marketing and management issues.
6. Understand the design principles of timber structures and be able to prepare drawings.
7. Understand technological processes in woodworking, draw up technological documents and define technological conditions.
8. Select and use woodworking machinery, tools and equipment.
9. Prepare equipment, tools and accessories for work and check their compliance with safety requirements.
10. Draw up occupational health and safety instructions and organize workplaces according to occupational health and safety and fire safety requirements.
11. Rate dangerous substances and dangerous production aspects and preserve the environment.
12. Provide the first aid.
13. Use professional terminology in the official language and at least two foreign languages.
14. Communicate fluently in the official language.
15. Be able to communicate in at least two foreign languages.

Reference Data

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NQF Level: 
5
Awarding body: 

- Profesionālās izglītības kompetences centrs "Rīgas Tehniskā koledža"

Awarding body contact info: 

BRASLAS IELA 16, RĪGA, LV-1084
Tālr.: 67081400
Fakss: 67561026
E-pasts: brasla@rtk.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Woodworking technologist (3119 18)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)