MCAST Higher Diploma in Restoration of Wooden Artefacts

MCAST Higher Diploma in Restoration of Wooden Artefacts

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MCAST Higher Diploma in Restoration of Wooden Artefacts
Course Code CE5-02-14
MQF Level Level 5
Duration 2 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Joinery, Furniture Design and Manufacturing – Level 4


2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description The conservation and restoration of wood is increasing in demand and professionals that can manage projects involving various types of materials, including wood, are in great demand.

This course is intended for those that, besides applying the hands-on techniques which are surely required to work on artefacts and structural elements made from wood, also endeavour scientific research to investigate and generate solutions for the conservation and restoration of such items.

This course enables successful learners to be able to carry out duties at a higher technical and professional level and can lead and supervise ‘Mastru’ and ‘Sewwej’ and liaise with contractors and heritage professionals.

Study/Course Delivery
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Carry out a risk assessment of the surrounding working environment and assist in identifying particular health and safety issues of specific operations

2. Lead and coordinate conservation teams to meet the technical and managerial requirements

3. Produce estimates and work schedules from drawings and specifications and from on-the-job surveys

4. Draw specifications and method statements related to project approval documents.

Core Study Units
  • History of Art
  • History of Restoration
  • History of Furniture
  • Botany and Wood Anatomy
  • Wood Technology
  • Entomology
  • Pathology of Timber Decay
  • Restoration Documentation
  • An Introduction to Physics and Chemistry
  • Polychromy
  • Cabinet making
  • Wood Carving
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Restoration Project
  • Inlay and Veneering Techniques
  • Gilding
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities
  • Conservator assistant
  • Project Manager for Heritage projects
  • Quantity surveyor specialising in restoration projects
  • Managerial roles in the heritage sector