Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance - Level 4

Accredited by ABC Awards | Assessment included in the Price | Endorsed Certificate & Unit Summery

South London College


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£56 inc VAT (was £499)
Offer ends 22 November 2019
Study method
Online, self-paced
200 Hours
Access to content
365 Days
16 CPD points / hours
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Looking for a way to improve your employment or progression opportunities within the wastewater collection industry? Then get on board this Diploma in collection Operation and Maintenance – Level 4 to give life to your dreams. This comprehensive course is an esteemed certification that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills in operating and maintaining a wastewater collection system effectively, provided you have a recognized qualification at level 3 or above in a related disciple to get started with this course.

This intricate course will provide insights into wastewater collection by educating you on gravity sanitary sewers, flow monitoring, flow capacity, flow infiltration and inflow and dye testing. You will get to learn about low pressure system and its operation, followed by modules that will adequately cover the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit programme. The wastewater collection rules and regulations and the summary of clean water act will also be duly discussed through this course to enlighten you on the legal aspects of the construction system.

This course is a great opportunity for you to get your hands on the CMOM program, along with its elements and audits. This course will also provide you with the opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of pre-treatment in wastewater collection. By the end of this course, you will have a great grip on collection operation and maintenance to make significant progress within the industry.

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 4 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

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What Will I Learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of wastewater collection.
  • Learn about gravity sanitary sewers, flow monitoring, flow capacity, flow infiltration and inflow and dye testing.
  • Learn about the low pressure system description and operation.
  • Have a clear understanding of wastewater collection rules and regulations.
  • Learn about the CMOM programme, along with elements and audits.
  • Understand the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Programme.
  • Learn about pre-treatment roles and responsibilities.


  1. Wastewater Collection System Introduction
  2. Understanding Gravity Sanitary Sewers
  3. Flow Monitoring
  4. Flow Capacity
  5. Sewer Cleaning
  6. Infiltration And Inflow
  7. Dye Testing
  8. Manhole Section
  9. Closed Circuit Television
  10. Smoking Out Sewer Leaks
  11. Low Pressure System Description And Operation
  12. Grease
  13. Grease Interceptors
  14. Pumps And Lift Stations Section
  15. Hydrogen Sulfide Section
  16. Wastewater Collection Rules And Regulations Section
  17. Clean Water Act
  18. Cmom
  19. What Are Sanitary Sewer Overflows
  20. Combined Sewer Overflows
  21. The Elements Of A Proper Cmom Program
  22. Overflow Response Plan
  23. Cmom Audits
  24. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  25. Pretreatment Roles And Responsibilities

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

In order to complete the Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance - Level 4 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).

Course Code: QLS-04875

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 related to wastewater collection
  • Collection System Manager
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • Anyone interested in learning about collection operation and maintenance


  • 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

  • Collection System Manager
  • Wastewater Operations Manager
  • Collection System Maintenance Manager
  • Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Technician
  • Wastewater Treatment Specialist
  • Water Treatment Operator - £23,153 per annum

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