ICERMS offers formal vocational qualifications through both the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) and Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB) as a registered centre with both organisations.
The SQA provides Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ’s) in waste management which originally formed part of the legislative requirements in terms of the operator competence scheme and the associated Certificates of Technical Competence (COTC). The SVQ’s which formed part of this legislative requirement were jointly awarded by both the SQA and WAMITAB. This arrangement still holds in Scotland ONLY.
The SQA is the sole awarding body in Scotland for all awards in the sector which fall out-with this arrangement.
The SQA is also the awarding body for the customised awards being developed by ICERMS.
All awards delivered by the Centre are subject to the quality assurance & CPD regime implemented and managed by the SQA. The Centre can only deliver awards for which it has approval to do so by SQA. All customized awards developed by ICERMS are credit levelled by the SQA.
Currently the SQA and WAMITAB offer the following vocational qualifications as part of their joint agreement of delivery:
Waste Management - Certificate
- Principles of Sustainable Resource Management
Waste Management – SVQs
- Frontline Environmental Services SCQF level 5
- Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment — Hazardous Waste
- Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment — Non-hazardous Waste
- Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer — Hazardous Waste
- Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer — Non-Hazardous Waste
- Waste Operations: Waste Collection Driver
- Waste Operations: Waste Collection Operative
- Waste Operations: Waste Site Operative
- Waste Operations: Waste Team Leader
- Waste Operations: Waste Weighbridge Operative
- Waste Supervisory Management
The Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board (WAMITAB) WAMITAB is the joint awarding body with the SQA for all SVQ’s falling under the Operator Competence Scheme. The associated COTC’s are awarded by WAMITAB as the waste management industry national training body. WAMITAB also have a similar arrangement with all UK national qualifications authorities. WAMITAB award an International Certificate of Competence to all candidates successfully completing the ICERMS customised award in healthcare waste management and treatment.
All vocational training centres involved in the delivery of vocational training awards in the waste management sector, as part of the operator competence scheme, are registered with WAMITAB and subject to the WAMITAB quality assurance and CPD scheme. Assessor and verifiers employed at the centres must be approved by WAMITAB.
WAMITAB offers a comprehensive range of qualifications for the waste industry and at both entry and management levels. Full details can be found at the WAMITAB website.
ICERMS offers a range of vocational training awards for the waste and resource sector where our primary focus is to deliver high quality vocational training to the waste management industry. The Centre has over 15 years’ experience delivering waste management vocational training awards to the waste management industry. Whether you are involved with the management or supervision of hazardous, non-hazardous or inert waste we have a training programme to suit your needs.
The Centre offers a range of awards in a number of sub-sector areas within the waste industry including:
- Landfill Operations
- Waste Transfer Operations
- Waste Treatment Operations
- Healthcare Waste Management
- Recycling Operations
- Waste Incinerator Operations
- Cleaning Support Services
- Civic Amenity Site Operations
- Landfill Closure
- Anaerobic Digestion
The centre can provide a range of waste management and recycling awards, over four different vocational levels (SVQ 1 to 4). If you need assistance in deciding which award may be best suited to you, or your company, our staff will be more than happy to help you make the right decision. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.