Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment — Hazardous Waste

Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment — Hazardous Waste

The Diplomas in Waste Management Operations have been developed by Energy and Utility Skills and are awarded jointly in Scotland by SQA and the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB).

The Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment — Hazardous Waste at SCQF level 7 covers the skills needed when processing hazardous industrial and commercial waste using chemical and physical treatment techniques. It is ideal for people who are working at supervisory or management level in a waste management operations facility who wish to prove their competence.

This qualification is available through employers, colleges and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

The Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan states that: ‘Zero Waste Scotland will develop a programme to support continual improvement in health and safety and workforce skills in the resource management sector’. The Diplomas in Waste Management Operations are a key part of the plan, providing and certifying the skills and knowledge of the workforce.

The Diplomas are very flexible qualifications and can be tailored to meet an organisation’s requirements. There are four distinct pathways:

  • Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment – Hazardous Waste
  • Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment – Non-Hazardous Waste
  • Managing Transfer – Hazardous Waste
  • Managing Transfer – Non-Hazardous Waste

The Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment — Hazardous Waste at SCQF Level 7 can be offered:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)

Who does this qualification suit

This Diploma is suitable for:

  • people of all ages at any stage in their career
  • adults returning to education
  • employed learners who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • unemployed learners who wish to enhance their job prospects
  • learners wishing to move from one sector of the industry to another

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

This Diploma could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in subject or related area, for example, Sustainable Resource Management
  • related degree programmes
  • Diplomas in Waste Management Operations

Approval

Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact the Business Development Team for guidance in completing the form.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as well as any specific requirements of the EU Skills Assessment Strategy, which underpins the quality assurance for this Diploma.

How to assess

The Diploma is designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of the workplace.

Assessment evidence will primarily be generated via workplace evidence. Centres may wish to prepare question banks to test the knowledge and understanding of candidates undertaking the qualification.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GG1K 47

The Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment — Hazardous Waste at SCQF level 7 consists of 12 mandatory Units.

For further information on the structure of this qualification please refer to the qualification structure (138 KB) .

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Awarding partnership arrangements

This qualification is jointly awarded with the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB).

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

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