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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management - Waste Collection

About the course

This programme covers a range of resource management skills and related practices. The ogjectives of the course are to ensure the development of practical skills, related background knowledge including health and safety issues and procedures.


Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at local training and assessment venues as required. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum * of 18 months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year olds. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Combined Competence Qualification: ·

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

(Minimum of 4 credits required from the optional units but only 1 unit can be chosen from Group A)

Knowledge Qualification ·

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management

(Minimum of 4 credits required from the optional units)

Functional Skills: ·

Level 1 English ·

Level 1 Mathematics

Course modules

Competence Qualification

Manual collection of waste

Working with other people

Comply with emergency procedures on waste management activities

Conforming to efficient working practices in the workplace

Contribute to the sustainability, maintenance and preservation of the environment

Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for waste management activities

Work with others to improve customer service

Group A - Unloading a hazardous waste transport vehicle

Group A - Unloading a non-hazardous waste transport vehicle

Group A - Unloading an inert waste transport vehicle

Group B - General duties on waste facilities

Group B - Manual handling, lifting and moving of loads in a waste environment

Group B - Mechanically handle waste

Group B - Operate equipment to install, remove and replace containers for waste

Group B - Support safety around waste collection vehicles

Group B - Acceptance of waste

Group B - Control the risk from vehicles and plant movements on waste management facilities

Group B - Validation of waste

Group B - Manage own professional development within an organisation

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Functional Skills

Level 1 English

Level 1 Mathematics

Knowledge Qualification

Employment rights and responsibilities in the energy and utility sector

How to identify and resolve disagreements

How to work safely within the waste/recycling industry

Understand environmental protection in the waste and recycling industry

Understand the 'Duty of Care' within the waste/recycling industry

Understand the principles of the waste/recycling industry

Understand the principles of identifying and classifying waste

Know how to maintain confidentiality of information within the waste/recycling industry

Know the materials arising within waste/recycling industry

Understand operational systems and procedures in the waste/recycling industry

Understand the reasons and targets for recycling

How to identify and record hazardous waste

Know about waste treatment technologies

Technical aspects of managing waste and resources

Understand management systems

Understand planning requirements in the waste/recycling industry

Understands policy and legislation in the waste management industry

Understand the requirements for the transportation of waste

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 2 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.


Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Advanced Apprenticeship or other Further Education courses.


ypical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained such as waste collection driver, team leader or supervisory post.

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