Customised Awards

SQA’s Customised Awards allow you to develop qualifications that are tailored to your needs. This is ideal if you’re in a highly specialised business, or you’re operating in a unique market where existing qualifications don’t quite meet your requirements. dscf6180

Candidates will receive commemorative certificates bearing your organisation’s logo and signature. Customised Awards can also be Credit Rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (dscf6163SCQF), formally recognising the level and credit points of the qualification.SQA

Customised Awards can help you to increase skills levels in your workforce. Because they’re competence based, they also allow you to demonstrate that your people are competent and can do everything your customers will ask of them. They can help formalise procedures, strengthen employee confidence, strengthen relationships between candidates and management, and provide a positive experience and formal recognition.

Our Customised Awards

Environmental Protective Services Award

dscf6350After the success of the first customised award, ICERMS Ltd. Developed a third customised award in Environmental Protection, Inspection and Monitoring. It is currently undergoing the credit rating process, and will be accredited by the end of August 2014. A training package was also developed in line with the standards of the qualification, and has already been delivered to over 200 candidates. We see there being a range of opportunities in the UK for this award, as it is suitable for various professions & roles within the Environmental Protection Services sector.

Achievement of the qualification demonstrates competence by the learner to operate appropriately and in accordance with employment requirements as determined by the units selected, within the Environmental Services Industry.

The qualification is assessed ‘on-the-job’ at a suitable facility, or a number of suitable facilities. The qualification is designed for those working in the field of the delivery of environmental protection services, and covers a range of activities from environmental audits, environmental risk assessments, environmental audits and laboratory analysis. The award has been split into pathways to suit different requirements, and can be achieved on a unit by unit basis, or as individual units are accredited.

The twelve suggested pathways are outlined here.


Healthcare Waste Management and Treatment Award

In 2010, ICERMS Ltd. (then known as Trust Waste Management Ltd.) developed two customised awards in Healthcare Waste Management & Treatment, along with a fully accredited associated training course. In 2014, the training course, accredited by CIWM, will undergo a review, and will be updated accordingly.dscf6424

These awards and training programme were used extensively within Albania, with over 300 candidates being certified between 2010 and 2014. These awards continue to be an invaluable tool when establishing or improving healthcare waste management systems within healthcare facilities. We hope that within the next few years, we will expand the delivery of the awards to the UK market.

The three suggested pathways are:

  1. Healthcare Waste Management at a Healthcare Facility
  2. Healthcare Waste Management and treatment at a healthcare Facility
  3. Healthcare Waste Treatment

The complete list of units available within the healthcare waste management suite is outlined here.