Waste Training Services (WTS) have developed a series of on-line training programmes, or e-learning, to help you understand the requirements of the key environment and waste legislation within the UK.
Because the training is web-based and delivered on-line, you can study when and where you wish and at your own pace; there is no need to spend time away from the office and hotel costs are avoided. Many people find this an ideal way to study for a COTC qualification (through WAMITAB) and for a better understanding of hazardous waste management.
How the Training Works
Candidates download a course fact pack, and are then taken through a series of narrated modules that vary in size and content according to the chosen course. The fact pack provides information to support the on-line training material. Courses are presented as a number of modules and each module covers a specified element of training, with a self-test element at the end of each module.
The modules comprise animated slides in Mpeg video format and are displayed via the PCs chosen video player. All standard players allow pause, rewind and forward so the trainee can review any slide at any time.
When all modules have been successfully completed, the course is complete and the user name and password will cease to be valid and a certificate will be issued.
See below for payment options.
Title: Continuing Competence Training
Cost: £250 + VAT
Synopsis: In the waste management industry, those who have responsibility for site operations must be judged to be competent. This competency is demonstrated through a number of ways, including the Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC). A new requirement is for ALL existing competent persons to pass the first Continuing Competence Test before the 1st of March 2012.
Gaining the required knowledge to pass the test is a self managed process. This on-line training package has been designed to provide the information that will allow you to undertake the generic elements of the test with confidence. It is based on the WAMITAB syllabus and addresses the various elements in a structured programme; this splits the syllabus into a number of discreet modules and allows you to study for the test in a relaxed manner and at your own pace.
Module 1 - Duty of Care and Wastes Acceptance
Module 2 - Hazardous Waste
Module 3 - Environmental Permitting (including Quality Protocols)
Module 4 - WEEE
Module 5 - Environment Protection
Modules 6 and 7 - Health and Safety
Module 8 - Hazardous Waste Treatment and Transfer
There is a multiple choice test at the end of each module that must be passed before moving on to the next module.
Please note that in order to take the actual test you need to visit the WAMITAB website.
To Book: Continuing Competence Training
Title: Completion of Controlled Waste Transfer Notes
Cost: £50 + VAT
Synopsis: This course is relevant to anyone handling non-hazardous waste throughout the UK. Completion of controlled wastes transfer notes is a fundamental requirement of a waste holder's obligations under the law and the training follows the process on a step-by-step basis. It is divided into four sections;
Section 1 - Introduction to the Fundamental Requirements of the Duty of Care
Section 2 - Structure and Use of the European Waste Catalogue
Section 3 - Information Requirements of Parts A to D of a Controlled Waste Transfer Note and how to complete them
A multiple choice test allows trainees to assess their acquired knowledge.
To Book: Completion of Controlled Waste Transfer Notes
Title: Completion of Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes 2011
Cost: £60 + VAT
Synopsis: This course takes you through the information requirements of a hazardous waste consignment note on a step-by-step basis. It has been updated to reflect changes in the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 and also provides information on the process for allocating 6-digit codes from the European Waste Catalogue. In doing this course you will learn about:
A multiple-choice test at the end of the programme provides an opportunity to assess newly-acquired knowledge.
To Book: Completion of Hazardous Waste Consignment Notes
A course Fact Sheet provides additional information and is an integral part of the course material; this can be downloaded and saved locally.
An the end of the course multiple choice test helps you to assess how much you have learned.
To Book: An Introduction to Pollution Prevention
Title: Principles of Health and Safety in Industry
Cost: £110 + VAT
Synopsis: This two-module course provides an overview of the key elements of health and safety control for the waste industry.
In the first module you will learn about:
The second module then summarises issues relating to:
Fact Sheets accompany each module and are an integral part of the course material. These can be downloaded and saved locally.
It does not address issues relating to wastes definition, nor to the coding and classifying of waste.
In the first module you will learn about:
To Book Healthcare Wastes: Healthcare Wastes