Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management SCQF levels 5 and 6

Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management SCQF levels 5 and 6

SQA offer a wide range of relevant waste management qualifications which are all developed in association with the industry.

These qualifications are available at SCQF levels 5 and 6 and they have been designed to provide the knowledge components in the Sustainable Resource Management Modern Apprenticeship. These certificates underpin a broad range of roles in the collection, transport, treatment and final management of waste and resources, at both operator and supervisory levels.

These qualifications are available through training providers and further education colleges.

Why deliver this qualification

These qualifications provide entry into the sustainable waste management industry for apprentices as their first step on the employment ladder and are also suitable for those already employed in this sector.

Although intended for use in apprenticeship schemes, these qualifications can be used on a standalone basis whereby they offer excellent general knowledge within the sustainable waste management and resource environment. 

The qualifications are assessed in a variety of ways including, for example: on-the-job; formal classroom teaching and learning; tutorials; and other appropriate assessment methods.

The qualifications have been designed to enable continued study to supervisory, management and professional qualifications as required by the individual and the sector.

They can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)
  • open and distance learning
  • infill into existing classes
  • evening provision

The qualifications provide progression opportunities into both continued study and more formal professional qualifications, as required by the individual and the sector.

Who does this qualification suit

These qualifications are suitable for a range of workers within sustainable resource management — from the new employee to the experienced worker wishing to progress in their career.

They are suitable for candidates who are completing the Modern Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management.

The SCQF level 5 qualification will suit candidates who are working in the sustainable resource management industry and have some relevant knowledge and skills.

The SCQF level 6 qualification will suit candidates who are working in the sustainable resource management industry, who have some relevant skills and knowledge and will be hoping to progress to a team leader, supervisory or management role.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake these qualifications, although experience in the waste sector would be an advantage.

Modern apprenticeships

These qualifications can be taken as part of a Modern Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management.

Approval

Centres interested in offering this qualification are required to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide. The specific delivery requirements are set out in the group award specification (arrangements document).

How to assess

Each individual unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for each unit.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification Structure

The Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management at SCQF level 5 consists of 7 mandatory units and 4 optional units.

Group award code: GR8Y 45 (155 KB) R8Y 45

The Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management at SCQF level 6 consists of 8 mandatory units and 7 optional units.

Group Award code: GR8X 46 (158 KB)