Virtual Training Programmes

CIWM's virtual training programmes provide a highly effective and convenient way to expand your knowledge, develop new skills, and achieve recognised certificates.

Our expert tutors have been trained in how to deliver first-class virtual programmes, blended to include a range of media and activities, some of which can be completed at your leisure around your day-to-day commitments.

They'll guide you through a series of 1- or 2-hour live modules to help you progress through the programme and apply and embed your learning. You'll have opportunities to pose questions to the tutors, interact with other attendees, and there will be someone there to support you every step of the way.

Like our classroom-based training, our virtual programmes have been carefully designed to ensure the highest possible quality of learning.

Our virtual training programmes are:

  • Specifically designed for digital delivery
  • Easily accessible from a PC or tablet
  • Engaging and interactive
  • Accredited by CIWM
  • A recognised source of CPD

Through clever course curation and the use of video conferencing software, you'll have access to first-class training wherever you are, with minimal disruption to your working day.

NHS Waste Manager Training

Created specifically for NHS Waste Managers or equivalent roles and endorsed by NHS England's 10-year Clinical Waste Strategy, this program covers safe and sustainable practices in healthcare-related waste management while addressing legislative requirements and emerging industry trends.

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Landfill: Understanding the Conceptual Site Model

This virtual course provides detailed step-by-step guidance on developing a Conceptual Site Model (CSM) as well as equipping learners with comprehensive guidance on how to maintain a systematic and sustainable approach to environmental management of landfills.

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Landfill: Closure Management

Closing a landfill is the starting point for a landfill’s final life stage before full stabilisation. As this process lasts for many decades, it requires thorough thinking around environmental responsibilities and technical considerations. This two-day course takes leaners through the intricate processes involved in the whole life journey of a landfill.

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Introduction to the Management of Wastes and Resources

This virtual training programme is for anyone new to the waste and resources sector, those currently dealing with their organisation’s waste and resources, and anyone wishing to develop or change their career.

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Hazardous Waste Regulations

Any organisations involved in producing, storing, collecting, transporting, recycling or disposing of hazardous waste must ensure it causes no damage or harm. This comprehensive virtual training programme will give you a detailed understanding of the regulations governing wastes that are classified as hazardous and provides up to date advice on how to comply.

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Hazardous Waste Classification and Coding

Based on guidance developed by all four UK waste regulators, this comprehensive virtual training programme will enable you to develop the skills you need to correctly classify different types of hazardous waste and ensure you are up to date the very latest guidance.

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Duty of Care

Waste Duty of Care requirements apply to anyone who handles waste, whether as a producer, carrier or waste management organisation. This interactive virtual training programme explores these obligations and explains how to comply with the Duty of Care Code of Practice. 

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Waste Legislation Essentials

This will be relevant to anyone working within the waste and resource sector, waste producers, consultants, regulators, Local Authorities etc who have a remit for waste and resources.

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Advanced Waste Classification (Waste Soils)

This course is aimed at anyone with existing knowledge and understanding of hazardous waste and its classification and coding but needs to apply it to and cover the specifics relating to waste soils.

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Contracts Management

This course has been designed to assist those managing waste services contracts for the public or private sector. It has been developed to provide the knowledge, understanding, and practical skills necessary for managing services delivered by the private or third sector effectively.

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Environmental Permitting and Exemptions

Get the knowledge you need to select the most appropriate type of permit for your site or activity, understand the exemptions that may apply, and appreciate the key requirements of the application process.

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Sustainability and Waste Management

There is no doubt that the concept of sustainable development is more important today than ever, and that living within our environmental limits to stop climate change is a fundamental part of that development. This course introduces the concept and history of sustainable development and links policy with the practical delivery of waste management services.

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Circular Economy and Waste Management

This course is designed to ensure that those involved in the resource and waste management industry are prepared for the circular economy shift and have the skills to adapt to how the profession is changing. It focuses on how the principles of a circular economy are being applied across our industry by placing value on reusing resources by moving from a linear system to one where materials are reused, repurposed, and recycled, helping to reduce pressure on the world’s resources.

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Fire Prevention and Mitigation - Waste & Resource Management Facilities

This course is designed to assist those with a responsibility for fire prevention and mitigation at waste & resource management facilities, to promote their safe and sustainable operation. It has been developed to provide knowledge and understanding, of fire prevention and mitigation at these complex process facilities.

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Fire Prevention Plans and Strategies - Waste & Resource Management Facilities

The course provides the underpinning knowledge, of the principles of fire prevention and mitigation at waste & resource management facilities, and will also take you through the practical steps of completing and submitting the Environment Agency (EA) Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) template in line with current EA guidelines. 

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Climate Change Adaptation: A practical approach to risk assessment and resilience planning

This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in learning more about climate change and its potential impact on permitted sites, facilities, and the environment. This course is particularly relevant if you are a Technically Competent Manager, as you need to consider whether a changing climate could affect your operations, including how it might affect your ability to comply with your permit. 

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

In addition to our virtual and e-learning courses, we also provide a range of tailored training solutions which can be delivered at a date, time and location that suits you. Contact Emma Simpkin on 01604 823336 or email to find out more.

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