Resource and Waste Management Diploma
A new resource and waste management diploma designed to reflect the changing needs of the sector launches next week in Huddersfield.
The University of Huddersfield's Level 5 Diploma in Professional Studies (Resource and Waste Management), features an innovative personalised professional development module and an array of technical options aimed at satisfying both employer and employee needs.
The diploma is the culmination of a two-year consultation with employers, waste industry professionals, employees and trade organisations including LARAC and EU Skills and is accredited by CIWM.
Mike Hibbert, course director, says: 'As the waste and recycling sector rapidly evolves the skills and knowledge of employees needs to reflect these changes if organisations are to remain competitive.
'Our philosophy is centred on adding value to the individual and hence the employer. The new Diploma in Professional Studies is designed to be flexible, provide depth of knowledge on technical issues and link this to practical application in the workplace. Studying on the programme will enable professionals to improve efficiency of operations and enhance compliance with legislation.'
Individual modules may be studied as a means of Continuing Professional Development or a combination of six modules can be taken to gain the Diploma in Professional Studies.
The wide range of modules means the course meets the needs of both individual and employer. There are 15 technical modules including hazardous waste, enforcement, streetscene, strategy and planning, legislation and permitting, WEEE and batteries and healthcare waste. These options can be complimented by a number of business modules.
Uniquely, the Diploma features a personalised learning and professional development module, where the learner builds a portfolio of evidence from in-house and external training courses, attendance at conferences, exhibitions, seminars and site visits. The module will be supported by regular webinars and podcasts on topical issues.
'Its real benefit is the flexibility to personalise it to a specific job role or development need,' says Mr Hibbert. 'While there's lots of great training out there, many learners and employers felt constrained by traditional course structures.'
Each module has been developed and will be delivered by recognised industry trainers, incorporating work-based learning and assessment by the University.
The package will appeal to supervisors, recent graduates and specialists from a non-waste background whether employees in the private, public or voluntary sector.
For additional information see
Recycling and Waste Management Training Programme
University of Huddersfield
Tel No: (01484) 472973