There are a number of different qualifications related to wastes and resource management currently available. Qualifications vary in complexity, length and type, with distance learning options also available and therefore should suit a variety of individual needs and styles. Below are details of the academic programmes currently supported or accredited by CIWM.

Undergraduate Qualifications

Higher National Certificates

University of Northampton - HNC Wastes Management

Fife College - HNC (SCQF Level 7) Sustainable Resource Management


Postgraduate Qualifications

Masters Degrees

Cranfield University - Environmental Engineering MSc

University of the West of Scotland - MSc/PgD Waste & Resource Management

Glasgow Caledonian University - MSc Environmental Management (with pathways Waste, Energy, Water, Oil and Gas)

University of Northampton - MSc Advanced Industrial Practice (Wastes Management)


Other Qualifications

Apprenticeships in Sustainable Resource Management

WAMITAB Waste Management Qualifications 

VRQ - WAMITAB Level 4Certificate in Wastes and Resource Management

CIWM support the whole range of learning, from work-based qualifications and apprenticeships through to formal academic qualifications.

For more information on the individual courses follow the links to the University websites or contact the universities directly.

To speak to the CIWM Professional Development Team contact:

T: +44 (0)1604 620426

E: education@ciwm.co.uk


These qualifications may also be used as part of your

Structured Learning and Development (SLD)

which is a requirement for Graduate and Licentiate members

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is a professional obligation for Chartered Members and Fellows

View or download the CIWM 2019 Training Brochure here