Environmental Permitting and Exemptions - Virtual Training

This online training course provides an in-depth understanding of how to apply to the four UK regulators for a Permit or Waste Management License. To address the diversity applicable to different waste sites, this course is delivered over a 3 - 4 hour e-learning course, followed up with a three hour tutorial, which will be tailored to delegate requirements. 

This course aims to improve the delegates' understanding of how to produce a successful permit or licence application, when and how to source external support, and will also provide an overview of what your legal obligations are when operating a permit or license. 

This training has been designed in consultation with the Environment Agency as part of the agencies ongoing work with industry to improve application quality. Better quality applications shorten determination times, making the permitting process more efficient for both the agency, and for applicants.

What's in it for me?
Once you have completed this training, you will understand the process for applying for a Permit or License in the UK. You will know where to access guidance to help you prepare the application documentation required to apply for a permit, and when to seek external technical support. 
What is the course structure?

This course takes place in two parts, starting with an e-learning course and followed by a 3 hour virtual tutorial which is tailored to delegates' requirements. 

What will I learn on the e-learning course?
Through three modules, participants will learn:

  • Understand how environmental permitting and waste management licensing has evolved and how associated legislation applies to waste sites. 
  • Know when each type of exemption, license, permit and exclusion applies. 
  • Understand the process for applying for a permit or license, including timescales.
  • Signposts to useful regulatory guidance and templates applicable to the waste industry.
  • Understand how to complete the application forms and supporting documentation.
  • Identify when and how to transfer, change/vary and surrender your permit.
  • Know when and how to secure external technical support. 

The second part of the course takes place via a video tutorial, where you will take a more detailed look at these topics, as well as focussing on Environmental Risk Assessment and assessment of waste activities against the applicable guidance. There will be opportunities to clarify learning points from the e-learning course and ask questions relating to your specific permitting requirements, 

Please note, participants will be required to complete a draft Environmental Risk Assessment, and carry out an assessment against applicable guidance following the e-learning course, There will be templates available to download via the e-learning section and these will need to completed ahead of the virtual tutorial. 

Who should participate?
This virtual training programme is suitable for all members of staff at waste sites who need to know how to apply for, or change a permit or license. It is designed for Waste Management and Planning officers, decision makers, managers, environmental or technical support staff and staff with responsibility for management and compliance or Permitted Facilities.

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Prefer to learn in a face-to-face environment?

In addition to our virtual courses and e-learning courses, we also run a variety of classroom-based training courses throughout the year.

Please note that, in line with government advice, all classroom-based courses scheduled to take place before September 2020 have been cancelled. Courses scheduled from September onwards will be reviewed in the coming weeks.