Sustainable Recycling (0748)

Last Updated: 03 Nov 2016
The qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to work in accordance with industry requirements in various areas of the recycling collection and segregation industry, including supervisory and management roles and Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE). It also forms the competence component of the Sustainable Resource Management Apprenticeship.
Anyone who works, or wants to work, in the recycling industry.
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:

  • collecting recyclables
  • sorting and preparing recyclables for processing.

You will learn on the job in the work environment and complete a portfolio of evidence for each unit.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1
Those just entering or fairly new to the recycling industry.

Level 2
Learners working in the recycling industry and wanting to develop their skills in processing, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) segregation and have them formally recognised.

Level 3
Experienced workers within the recycling industry wishing to move into a supervisory role.

Level 4
Experienced workers within the recycling industry wishing to move into a managerial role or have official recognition of their specialist and management skills.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Qualification can lead to jobs in the recycling industry, from collection and segregation to supervisory and management roles.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

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

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

Centres currently offering the NVQ in Recycling Operations (0738) can gain fast-track approval.

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

Level 1

This level will suit those just entering, or fairly new to, the recycling industry.

The Diploma in Recycling Activities comprises mandatory and optional units, including:
  • collect recyclables and other materials
  • assist in the safe operation of work vehicles during recycling operations
  • prepare plant and equipment for processing recyclables and other materials
  • assist in the maintenance of plant and equipment for processing recyclables and other materials.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification can lead to jobs in the recycling industry, from collection and segregation to supervisory and management roles.

Level 1 Diploma in Recycling Activities (0748-10)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 1 Diploma in Recycling Activities (Collection)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1536/6 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: 380 - 570 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: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Recycling Activities (Reception and Segregation)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1536/6 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: 380 - 570 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: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Recycling Activities (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE))

  • Accreditation No: 600/1536/6 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: 380 - 570 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: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

This level will suit learners working in the recycling industry and wanting to develop their skills in processing, and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) segregation, and have them formally recognised.

The Diploma for Sustainable Recycling Activities comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • carry out routine checks on plant and equipment used in recycling activities
  • encourage recycling services through promotion
  • collect recyclables and other materials
  • operate a vehicle safely and efficiently during recycling activities
  • sort and prepare recyclables and other materials
  • control the handover of recyclables and other materials.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification can lead to jobs in the recycling industry, from collection and segregation to supervisory and management roles.

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Recycling Activities (0748-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2017

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Recycling Activities

  • Accreditation No: 600/1502/0 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: 276 - 320 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: 31/01/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Recycling Activities (Collection)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1502/0 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: 276 - 320 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: 31/01/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Recycling Activities (Processing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1502/0 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: 276 - 320 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: 31/01/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Recycling Activities (Reception and Segregation)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1502/0 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: 276 - 320 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: 31/01/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Sustainable Recycling Activities (Waste Electronic and Electrical (WEEE))

  • Accreditation No: 600/1502/0 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: 276 - 320 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: 31/01/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level is ideal for experienced workers within the recycling industry wishing to move into a supervisory role.

The Diploma in Sustainable Recycling Activities (Supervisory) comprises mandatory and optional units, including:
  • promote sustainability and environmental good practice in the recycling industry
  • set objectives and provide support for team members
  • monitor and maintain the security of recycling facilities
  • control maintenance and other engineering operations for recycling activities.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification can lead to jobs in the recycling industry, from collection and segregation to supervisory and management roles.

Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Recycling Activities - Supervisory (0748-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Diploma in Sustainable Recycling Activities - Supervisory

  • Accreditation No: 600/1006/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: 46 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 248 - 319 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: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

This level is ideal for experienced workers within the recycling industry wishing to move into a managerial role or to have official recognition of their specialist and management skills.

There are two qualifications available at Level 4:

  • Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities: Small Scale Operations
  • Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities.

For details about course requirements, see the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification can lead to jobs in the recycling industry, from collection and segregation to supervisory and management roles.

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities (0748-40)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities (Collection)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1472/6 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: 73 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 331 - 520 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: 30/09/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities (Contractor)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1472/6 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: 73 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 331 - 520 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: 30/09/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities (Processing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1472/6 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: 73 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 331 - 520 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: 30/09/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities (Procurement)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1472/6 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: 73 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 331 - 520 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: 30/09/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities (Storage)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1472/6 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: 73 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 331 - 520 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: 30/09/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities: Small Scale Operations (0748-41)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013
Closed for registrations

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities: Small Scale Operations (Collection)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1450/7 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: 71 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 337 - 526 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities: Small Scale Operations (Contractor)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1450/7 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: 71 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 337 - 526 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities: Small Scale Operations (Processing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1450/7 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: 71 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 337 - 526 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities: Small Scale Operations (Procurement)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1450/7 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: 71 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 337 - 526 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4 Diploma in Management of Recycling Activities: Small Scale Operations (Storage)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1450/7 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: 71 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 337 - 526 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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