CIWM partners with the University of Northampton to support students

18 March 2019

CIWM has announced a partnership with the University of Northampton to help deliver an MSc Advanced Industrial Practice (Wastes Management) students.

The qualification is aimed specifically at those working in wastes management and who are already or would be eligible to become Chartered Waste Managers and who want to develop their expertise within their current profession.

The flexible, innovative qualification provides learners not only with the opportunity to gain recognition for professional experience and practice (i.e. for already having achieved Chartered Membership), but also to negotiate learning within the workplace to achieve a postgraduate qualification (PGCert, PGDip, MSc and MRes). This innovative approach enables learners to enhance their effectiveness in their current role whilst simultaneously gaining a qualification.

Recognising Industrial Practice (PgCert)

The Recognising Industrial Practice module, provides a useful, critical and reflective mechanism that can be used by individuals. To show their existing competences, knowledge and understanding, experience and achievements within the management of wastes and resources.

You will be required to produce a critical reflective statement based on your industrial experience to date, addressing the competencies to achieve CIWM chartered membership status. Or if already Chartered, how you met the competences. The University and CIWM will support you in a variety of ways, including workshops, and tutorials/specific guidance on a range of topics such as critical thinking and reflective writing. Your CIWM membership will also provide access to professional development tools across a range of Professional Standards.  

Negotiated Work Based Learning (PgDip)

Successful completion of the Recognising Industrial Practice module will provide you with a more forward-looking perspective to allow you to both identify and negotiate new projects/work-related activities. This will allow you to undertake work place, real life projects at work for the benefit of the organisation. To gain the qualification for this individuals will be required to show how the specified learning outcome were met during the workplace projects. Projects and their learning outcomes will be negotiated and agreed between yourself, the University and, where appropriate, your employer and CIWM.

Industrial Practice Research Project (MSc)

You will be provided with the necessary tools needed to enable you to conduct your Research Project to the highest possible standards, and to develop as a successful, independent researchers. 

This award is specifically aimed at those working at middle and senior organisational level within a Wastes Management-related discipline. Applicants will normally be a Chartered Wastes Manager and a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management. Applicants should normally possess at least 3 year’s relevant professional experience at a managerial level.

For more information or to discuss your interest please contact or visit the How to Apply page.


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