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Environmental Waste Management Level 4

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  • Course type Distance learning course
  • Duration 120 Hours, Part-time
  • Qualification Level 4 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement
  • Awarded by NCFE
  • i Tutor is available to students.


Man is a product of nature, and like all the other creatures he has to abide by nature's rules.

However, so dramatic have been the technological advances and discoveries of the last few centuries, that man's relationship with the natural world has undergone profound, and in many cases, dangerous changes

How we manage our waste and control substances and items that we consider to just be "rubbish" is a critical factor in the way we need to protect our environment and ensure a quality of life for us and our family.

This course deals mainly with the management of waste. However, waste cannot be looked upon as a separate issue to the conservation of the environment.





Conservation and Waste

  • Man and conservation
  • The "Space Ship Earth"
  • Conservation
  • Ecological and economic value
  • Overkill

Domestic Waste

  • Sewerage
  • The problem of industrial wastes
  • The nitrogen cycle
  • Types of sewers

Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Refuse

  • Methods of street cleaning
  • The removal of snow
  • The disposal of refuse
  • Using refuse as a fertiliser
  • Methods of dealing with refuse

The Effects of Industry on the Environment

  • Types of pollution
  • The effects of atmospheric pollution
  • Acid rain
  • The greenhouse effect
  • The greenhouse gases
  • Ozone
  • Urbanisation

Nuclear Fuel and Waste

  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fuel
  • Nuclear waste
  • Case Study: Nuclear waste disposal in South Africa
  • Health risks

Water and its Treatment

  • Industrial effluent
  • Impurities in water
  • Water and health
  • Prevention and the removal of pollution from water
  • Methods of purification
  • Recycled water
  • Second-hand water

Waste and Recycling

  • Waste materials
  • Dumps
  • Introduction to recycling
  • Recycling plastics
  • Recycling metal
  • Recycling glass
  • Recycling paper and rags
  • Recycling rubber
  • Gas from landfills
  • The future
  • The reduction of domestic waste

On completion of your course, you will receive these qualifications:

Qualification: Environmental Waste Management Diploma
Environmental Waste Management Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

Qualification: Level 4 Environmental Waste Management Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a level 4 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3).

This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.

Career path

public health, Waste management officer, Recycling Officer

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