Chlorination + Modern Disinfection

Diploma in Chlorination - Level 4 | Diploma in Modern Disinfection - Level 4 | Accredited by ABC Awards

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Level 4 Diploma Diploma in Modern Disinfection
Level 4 Diploma in Modern Disinfection
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Diploma in Chlorination - Level 4

Chlorination is the process of adding chlorine or hypochlorite to achieve various objectives. The most widely used chlorination type is water chlorination, where chlorine is added to water in order to kill the bacteria and microbes present. Although the process of chlorination might sound simple, it requires extensive knowledge and skills to handle the chemicals and to administer the process effectively. Therefore, this Diploma in Chlorination – Level 4 has been developed to help you improve these skills and knowledge to get into or progress within the water treatment, environmental science, water resources operator or any other related industry.

This Ofqual regulated course will take you through the whole history of chlorination. You will get to learn about chlorination, along with the basics of chlorine, chemistry of chlorination and the byproducts of chlorination. This course will also enlighten you about the importance of disinfection in water, the essentials of disinfection and disinfection byproducts.

This course will not only teach you about the chlorination process. It is also designed to educate you about the chlorine expose limit, chlorination equipment requirement and chlorine health hazards to help you administer the process safely. The other modules will go onto tutor you on the disinfection methods, waterborne pathogens, safe drinking act and the disinfection byproduct regulations to further improve your knowledge on the subject.

Diploma in Modern Disinfection - Level 4

Chlorination is one of the most modern forms of water disinfection. However, using this form to disinfect water requires extensive knowledge and skills, which is why this Diploma in Modern Disinfection – Level 4 has been developed to help interested people master modern water disinfection. Whether you are in the water treatment industry, environment science industry, sanitary engineering industry or environmental engineering industry, this course is all you need to get up to speed with chlorination in no time.

This comprehensive course will thoroughly brief you about chlorination, the importance of chlorination in water disinfection and the history of chlorination to get you started. You will get to explore the fundamental basics of the chemistry of chlorination and the byproducts of chlorination to understand how it works, followed by modules that will provide insights into the disinfection essentials and disinfection byproducts.

This course focuses on improving your knowledge about oxidation chemistry and the oxidizing agents that play an equally important role in disinfection. You will also get to learn about the different water disinfection methods, waterborne pathogens, safe drinking water act and disinfection byproduct regulations to further enhance your knowledge on disinfection. By the completion of this course you will have a great grip on modern disinfection to successfully embark on a related career.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Level 4 Diploma Diploma in Modern Disinfection
Level 4 Diploma in Modern Disinfection
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What Will I Learn?

  • Learn about chlorine, halogen and iodine.
  • Gain insight into the history of chlorination.
  • Understand about chlorination along with the basics of chlorine, chemistry of chlorination and the byproducts of chlorination.
  • Learn about disinfection essentials and the disinfection byproducts.
  • Gain an understanding of the oxidation chemistry and the oxidising agents.
  • Learn about chlorine expose limits, chlorination equipment requirements and chlorine health hazards.
  • Understand about water disinfection methods and waterborne pathogens.
  • Gain insight into safe drinking water act and disinfection byproduct regulations.

COURSE CURRICULUM - Diploma in Chlorination - Level 4

  1. Chlorine Glossary
  2. Halogen Section
  3. The History Of Chlorination
  4. Chlorination Introduction
  5. Chlorination Principles
  6. Oxidation Chemistry
  7. Understanding Waterborne Viruses
  8. Sampling Procedures
  9. Cryptosporidium And Giardia Analysis
  10. Disinfection Of Water And Wastewater
  11. Understanding Bacteriophage
  12. Elemental Chlorine Introduction
  13. Chlorine Gas
  14. Disinfection Essentials
  15. Chlorine Basics
  16. Understanding Disinfection Byproducts
  17. Chemistry Of Chlorination
  18. Chlorine Exposure Limits And Related Information
  19. Chlorination By-Products
  20. Understanding Combined Chlorine Residual
  21. Sodium Hypochlorite Section
  22. Calcium Hypochlorite Section
  23. Chloramine Section
  24. Oxidizing Agents
  25. Chlorination Equipment Requirement Section
  26. Chlorine Health Hazard Section
  27. Emergency Response Contingency Plans
  28. Ozone Section
  29. Waterborne Pathogens Section
  30. Safe Drinking Water Act
  31. Bacteriological Monitoring Section
  32. Understanding Coliforms
  33. Disinfection Byproduct Regulations
  34. Method 1623
  35. Method 1604
  36. Method 1605
  37. Laboratory Analysis

COURSE CURRICULUM - Diploma in Modern Disinfection - Level 4

  1. Disinfection Introduction
  2. Disinfection Rules
  3. Chlorine
  4. Understanding Combined Chlorine Residual
  5. Understanding Waterborne Viruses
  6. Halogen Section
  7. Chlorine Timeline
  8. Chemical Equations
  9. Chlorine Gas Section
  10. Calcium Hypochlorite Section
  11. Chlorine Health Hazard Section
  12. Chlorine Dioxide Section
  13. Waterborne Pathogens
  14. Total Coliforms
  15. Respiratory Protection

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This online course will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Professionals employed in jobs related to chlorination
  • Water Treatment Operators
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Anyone wanting to learn about chlorination


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Water Treatment Operator - £23,153 per annum
  • Environmental Scientist - £26,743 per annum
  • Water Resources Operator
  • Certified Water Operator

Other jobs you can get

  • Water Operator
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager

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