Principles of Sustainable Resource Management (7517)

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2015
These technical certificates support the Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management. The Apprenticeship provides a solid foundation for a broad range of occupational roles in the collection, transport, treatment and final management of waste and recyclables, at both operator and supervisory levels.
Ideal for a range of workers within sustainable resource management - from the new employee to the experienced worker wishing to progress in their career.
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:

  • Understanding the principles waste/recycling industries
  • Understanding the principles of identifying and classifying waste
  • Understanding waste and recycling technologies
  • Understanding waste and recycling permitting and legislation.

You will learn in the classroom.

Assessment will be via internally marked, paper-based multiple choice tests at Level 2, and internally moderated and externally verified assignments at Level 3.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working in sustainable resource management and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. You are also completing your apprenticeship.

Level 3
You are experienced in sustainable resource management with a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and want to move into a team leader or management role. You are completing an apprenticeship.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within sustainable resource management including:

  • Waste and recyclables collection driver/Loader or Supervisor
  • Weighbridge or Transfer Station Operative or Supervisor
  • Compost Operative
  • Materials Recycling Facility Operative or Supervisor
  • Household Waste Recycling Centre Operative
  • Recycling Operative - Reception & Segregation, Processing or the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
  • Treatment (Physical/Chemical/Thermal) Supervisor
  • Biological Treatment Supervisor
  • Landfill Supervisor
  • Sustainability Officer.

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 resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 2

This level will suit you if you are working in sustainable resource management and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. You are also completing your apprenticeship.

Level 2 comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • How to work safely within the waste/recycling industry
  • Know how to maintain confidentiality of information within the waste/recycling industry
  • Know the materials arising within waste and recycling industry
  • Understand environmental protection in the waste and recycling industry
  • Understand operational systems and procedures in the waste/recycling industry.

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 within sustainable resource management including:

  • Waste and recyclables collection driver/loader or supervisor
  • Weighbridge or transfer station operative or supervisor
  • Compost Operative
  • Materials Recycling Facility Operative or supervisor
  • Household Waste Recycling Centre Operative
  • Recycling Operative - Reception & Segregation, Processing or the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
  • Treatment (Physical/Chemical/Thermal) Supervisor
  • Biological Treatment Supervisor
  • Landfill Supervisor
  • Sustainability Officer.

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management (7517-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management

  • Accreditation No: 501/2350/6 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: 19 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 190 - 190 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 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are experienced in sustainable resource management and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and want to move into a team leader or management role. You are completing an apprenticeship.

This level comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Understand environmental permitting in England and Wales
  • Understand management systems
  • Planning, allocating and monitoring work of a team.

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 within sustainable resource management including:

  • Waste and recyclables collection driver/loader or supervisor
  • Weighbridge or transfer station operative or supervisor
  • Compost Operative
  • Materials Recycling Facility Operative or supervisor
  • Household Waste Recycling Centre Operative
  • Recycling Operative - Reception & Segregation, Processing or the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
  • Treatment (Physical/Chemical/Thermal) Supervisor
  • Biological Treatment Supervisor
  • Landfill Supervisor
  • Sustainability Officer.

Level 3 Principles of Sustainable Resource Management (7517-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management

  • Accreditation No: 501/2343/9 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: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 295 - 295 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

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