Sustainable Waste Management (0746)

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016
The qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to assess occupational competence in various areas of the waste management industry, including waste collection, weighbridge and site operatives and supervisory roles. The qualification demonstrates the competence of the learner to act in a safe, efficient manner appropriate to and in accordance with industry requirements. The qualification forms the competence component of the Sustainable Resource Management Apprenticeship.
Ideal for anyone working, or wishing to work, in sustainable waste management, from first jobber in waste collection to those in a supervisory role.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • controlling the movement, sorting and storage of inert waste
  • ensuring the protection of the environment in waste collection
  • supervising others working in the waste management industry.

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include a portfolio of evidence to meet the criteria of the qualification.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working, or hoping to work, in sustainable waste management and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. You may be completing a Sustainable Resource Management Apprenticeship.

Level 3
You have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge gained from working in waste management. You are working, or hoping to work, in a supervisory role, and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles in the waste management industry including:

  • Waste Collection Driver
  • Waste Collection Operative
  • Team Leader
  • Waste Site Operative
  • Weighbridge Operative
  • Waste Supervisor.

Learners might also be interested in taking the following related qualification:

  • City & Guilds Diplomas in Sustainable Recycling Activities (0748).

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Centres currently offering the City & Guilds NVQ in Waste Management Operations (0735) or the City & Guilds NVQ in Waste Management (Non-Statutory) (0736) can gain automatic approval for these qualifications. For all other centres, please download and complete the qualification approval form and send it to your local City & Guilds office.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you are working, or hoping to work, in sustainable waste management and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. You may be completing a Sustainable Resource Management Apprenticeship.

There are six qualifications available at Level 2:

  • Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative
  • Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Collection Driver)
  • Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Collection)
  • Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Team Leader)
  • Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Site Operative)
  • Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Weighbridge Operative).

To earn a certificate or diploma at Level 2, you must complete 33 credits from a wide range of mandatory and optional units, including:

  • controlling the movement, sorting and storage of inert waste
  • complying with emergency procedures
  • ensuring protection of the environment in waste collection

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles in the waste management industry including:

  • Waste Collection Driver
  • Waste Collection Operative
  • Team Leader
  • Waste Site Operative
  • Weighbridge Operative
  • Waste Supervisor.

Learners might also be interested in taking the following related qualification:

  • City & Guilds Diplomas in Sustainable Recycling Activities (0748).

Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (0746-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative

  • Accreditation No: 600/0646/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 229 - 253 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Collection) (0746-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Collection)

  • Accreditation No: 501/2367/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 237 - 267 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Collection Driver) (0746-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Certificate for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Collection Driver)

  • Accreditation No: 501/2368/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 267 - 267 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Site Operative) (0746-23)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Waste Site Operative)

  • Accreditation No: 501/2369/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 283 - 293 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Weighbridge Operative) (0746-24)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Weighbridge Operative)

  • Accreditation No: 501/2141/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 46 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 267 - 282 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Team Leader) (0746-25)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Waste Management Operative (Team Leader)

  • Accreditation No: 501/2365/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 283 - 293 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge gained from working in waste management. You are working, or hoping to work, in a supervisory role, and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

You must complete 59 units to earn a Level 3 diploma. You can choose from a wide range of mandatory and optional units, including:

  • comply with emergency procedures on waste management activities
  • contribute to the sustainability, maintenance and preservation of the environment
  • loading a waste transport vehicle.
For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles in the waste management industry including:

  • Waste Collection Driver
  • Waste Collection Operative
  • Team Leader
  • Waste Site Operative
  • Weighbridge Operative
  • Waste Supervisor.

Learners might also be interested in taking the following related qualification:

  • City & Guilds Diplomas in Sustainable Recycling Activities (0748).

Level 3 Diploma for Waste Supervisor (0746-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma for Waste Supervisor

  • Accreditation No: 600/1474/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 59 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 311 - 572 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

There are four diplomas available at this level:
  • Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Civic Amenity Site
  • Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer
  • Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Landfill
  • Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical & Chemical Treatment.
To earn a Level 4 diploma, you choose from a wide range of mandatory and optional units, including:
  • control work activities on a waste management facility
  • manage the movement, sorting and storage of waste
  • manage and maintain effective systems for responding to emergencies
  • prepare landfill sites for the acceptance of hazardous waste
  • manage the transfer of outputs and disposal of residues from hazardous waste treatment and recovery operations
  • manage the transfer of outputs and disposal of residues from remediation of contaminated land.
  • For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles in the waste management industry including:

  • Waste Collection Driver
  • Waste Collection Operative
  • Team Leader
  • Waste Site Operative
  • Weighbridge Operative
  • Waste Supervisor.

Learners might also be interested in taking the following related qualification:

  • City & Guilds Diplomas in Sustainable Recycling Activities (0748).

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Civic Amenity Site (0746-40)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Civic Amenity Site

  • Accreditation No: 600/3585/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 67 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 329 - 370 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer (0746-41)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer - Hazardous waste

  • Accreditation No: 600/2781/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 93 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 405 - 507 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer - Hazardous Waste: Clinical

  • Accreditation No: 600/2781/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 93 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 405 - 507 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer - Inert Waste

  • Accreditation No: 600/2781/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 93 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 405 - 507 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer - Non-hazardous Waste

  • Accreditation No: 600/2781/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 93 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 405 - 507 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer - Non-Hazardous Waste: Clinical

  • Accreditation No: 600/2781/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 93 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 405 - 507 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Landfill (0746-42)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Landfill

  • Accreditation No: 600/2742/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 98 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 392 - 692 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical & Chemical Treatment (0746-43)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical & Chemical Treatment

  • Accreditation No: 600/2741/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 101 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 437 - 665 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations - Managing Biological Treatment (0746-45)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations - Managing Biological Treatment

  • Accreditation No: 600/6405/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 103 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 428 - 496 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations - Managing Thermal Treatment (0746-46)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2014

Level 4 Diploma in Waste Management Operations - Managing Thermal Treatment

  • Accreditation No: 600/6404/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 102 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 402 - 619 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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