Energy extracted from waste can produce useful power and reduces landfill, which is good news for Scotland’s economy and the environment.
Scotland produces its fair share of waste each year, but we also produce our share of another valuable resource — trained and highly skilled staff. It’s a resource that can help us turn our waste into energy. SQA offer a wide range of relevant Waste Management qualifications all developed in association with the industry.
About the industry
Energy & Utility Skills
Energy & Utility Skills is an employer-led membership organisation that helps ensure the gas, power, waste management and water industries have the skills they need — now and in the future. They help employers attract new talent, develop their workforces, and assure a high level of competence across their businesses.
Industry recognised qualifications
SQA offer a wide range of relevant Waste Management qualifications all developed in association with the industry. Qualifications are awarded jointly in Scotland with the Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board (WAMITAB). WAMITAB award waste qualifications throughout the UK.
Getting into the industry
Skills for Work: Environmental Science National 4
The National 4 Environmental Science Course enables learners to develop an understanding of environmental issues. Learners will investigate key areas of the living environment, the Earth and its resources. Find out more