WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management - VRQ

What is the VRQ?

The WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management – VRQ, is a taught and tested qualification and is the ideal way of gaining the appropriate qualification, as the Delegate is taught everything they need to know!

 

This qualification is open to anyone, from those who are new or preparing to work in the industry, those in haulage, sales or compliance teams, or even experienced waste supervisors or managers, who want to gain an additional competency for a new waste site! 

 

On completion of this qualification, Delegates can act as the technically competent manager (TCM), of a permitted waste site or apply the knowledge to improve the business in a number of ways from compliance to sales, with the added benefit of having completed an accredited qualification.

 

Delegates can either attend an intensive course, delivered over 5 consecutive days or they can attend one of our split courses, attending an initial 2 days and completing a further 3 days training some weeks later.

 

The end result is the same - a Level 4 WAMITAB award, but by enrolling in the VRQ, you will have confidence, know the laws and regulatory powers, be able to make important site decisions based on actual knowledge. 

 

The course material is delivered via powerpoint presentation; however, this will not be death by powerpoint, this will be an interactive fun learning process, with various exercises, question and answer sessions and much more!

 

This course will not only provide you with the knowledge and understanding to complete the written projects required, but this will set you up in a career in waste management.

 

The course covers the 5 mandatory units of health & safety, legalisation, environmental protection, stakeholder communication and sustainable waste management. 

 

Each Delegate will then select at least one optional mandatory unit, which will be their specialist subject and is relevant to the permitted waste management facility.

 

Optional Units Available:

 

·       VRQ406 – Principles and practices of managing a physical treatment processing facility (Transfer and Treatment of non-hazardous waste)

 

·       VRQ407 Principles and practices of managing a biological treatment processing facility (Anaerobic Digestion and Composting)

 

·       VRQ408 – Principles and practices of managing a thermal treatment processing facility (Thermal Treatment such as autoclave)

 

·       VRQ409 Principles and practices of managing land remediation activities (Land Remediation)

 

·       VRQ410 – Principles and practices of managing an inert landfill (Inert Landfill & Recovery with Deposit) 

 

·       VRQ411 Principles and practices of managing a mechanical biological treatment facility (Mechanical Biological Treatment - MBT)

 

·       VRQ412 – Principles and practices of managing an end of life vehicle facility (End of Life Vehicles - ELV)

 

·       VRQ413 Principles and practices of managing a metals recycling facility (Metal Recycling Facility)

 

After the course, you will be required to complete and submit a unit question paper for each of the 5 mandatory units and your chosen optional unit(s) in your own time, away from the course. 

 

These are submitted to us electronically or through the post for marking. Should they reach the standard required, we will store them until all of your unit question papers have met the standard.  

 

Any unit question paper(s) which do not reach the standard, will be returned to you, along with feedback from the marker.

 

This will allow you to review the feedback provided by the marker and continue to research and learn, prior to making the required amendments to your question(s).

 

Once amended, they are sent back to us for marking. When all your unit question papers have met the standard, they will go through an internal and external moderation process.  

 

After this point, we can then claim your award!

 

We will also provide you with additional support through an Amazon Fire Tablet, which is yours to keep after the course.

 

Pre-loaded with 100’s of guidance documents on health and safety, planning and the environment. This will not only help you research and learn in order to achieve the award, but it’s also the ideal on-site reference tool, when carrying out your daily duties.

 

Because we have remote access to the information provided, it allows us to add and update information over time; resulting in an ever-expanding resource at your fingertips!

 

See below guidance document, which is available to download.

 

For more information or to book a course, email info@hsecservices.co.uk or phone 01502 712209 and a member of the team will be happy to help you! 

 

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Entry Requirements

This qualification is open to anyone, from those who are new or preparing to work in the industry, those in haulage, sales or compliance teams, or even experienced waste supervisors or managers, who want to gain an additional competency for a new waste site! 

Course: Delivered over 5 consecutive days or split over 5 non-consecutive days and also includes hot and cold beverages, food and course materials.  

 

Registration: Included within the cost of the qualification is registration with the awarding body WAMITAB, for the 5 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. 

 

Waste Management Encyclopedia: Each Delegate completing the full award, will receive an Amazon Fire Tablet which theirs to keep after the course. Pre-loaded with 100’s of guidance documents on Health and Safety, Planning and the Environment. Which will not only act as a research and learning tool while your completing the award, it will be the ideal point of reference, while carrying out your daily duties in the working environment. 

 

Submissions: Each delegate is entitled to four submissions of each of their question papers. After the third submissions we organise a free phone call with the presenter of the course to discuss and clarify any issues you are having. 

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Please see below the Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management mandatory and optional units. Below that is an adapted version of the WAMITAB qualifications table. 

 

Mandatory Units

Ofqual Code

Title

Credits

Level

WAMITAB Unit Code

M/617/2098

Health and safety in the waste and resource management industry

4

4

VRQ401

T/617/2099

Environmental protection in the waste and resource management industry

4

4

VRQ402

D/617/2100

Principles of sustainable waste and resource management

4

4

VRQ403

H/617/2101

Legislation for the operation of a waste management facility

5

4

VRQ404

K/617/2102

Stakeholder communication and other non-legislative factors affecting the waste and resource management industry

4

4

VRQ405

 

Optional Units

Ofqual Code

Title

Credits

Level

WAMITAB Unit Code

M/617/2103

Principles and practices of managing a physical treatment processing facility

2

4

VRQ406

T/617/2104

Principles and practices of managing a biological treatment processing facility

3

4

VRQ407

A/617/2105

Principles and practices of managing a thermal treatment processing facility

2

4

VRQ408

F/617/2106

Principles and practices of managing land remediation activities

2

4

VRQ409

J/617/2107

Principles and practices of managing an inert landfill

2

4

VRQ410

L/617/2108

Principles and practices of managing a mechanical biological treatment facility

2

4

VRQ411

R/617/2109

Principles and practices of managing an end of life vehicle facility

3

4

VRQ412

J/617/2110

Principles and practices of managing a metals recycling facility

3

4

VRQ413

 

WAMITAB Qualifications Table – This table has been amended to make it relevant to potential clients wanting to complete the VRQ. Below outline's the types of waste facilities you can act as the technically competent manager, as well as the mandatory optional VRQ unit / units required. 

 

Risk

Description of Waste Facility Covered

Standard Rules Permit

Continuing Competence

Qualification

Medium

Non-hazardous transfer with treatment (not otherwise specified)

SR2008No3, SR2008No4, SR2015No6, SR2015No7, SR2008No14, SR2008No15, SR2015No21, SR2015No22, SR2012No13

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer (601/8528/4) (MROC1)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Medium

Treatment of waste wood for recovery

SR2011No4, SR2015No23

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer (601/8528/4) (MROC1)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Medium

Material recovery facilities

SR2008No14, SR2008No15, SR2015No21, SR2015No22

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer (601/8528/4) (MROC1)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Medium

Metal recovery site (MRS) (wet scrap e.g. oily metal swarf – free flowing liquid)

SR2008No21, SR2008No22, SR2015No14, SR2009No7, SR2011No2, SR2015No16

MRS

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer (601/8528/4) (MROC1)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ413)

Medium


Use of waste in a deposit for recovery operation (construction, reclamation, restoration or improvement of land other than by mobile plant)

 

SR2015No39 

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer (601/8528/4) (MROC1)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ410)

Medium

End of life vehicle facilities (vehicle storage, depollution and dismantling)

SR2008No20, SR2015No13, SR2011No3, 
SR2015No17, SR2012No14, SR2015No18

ELV

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Physical Treatment (601/8531/4) (MROC2)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ412)

Medium

Composting in open windrows / Composting biodegradable wastes

SR2008No16, SR2010No14, SR2011No1, SR2012No7, SR2012No8

AC

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Open Windrow Composting (601/8530/2) (MROC3)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ407)

Medium

Composting in closed vessels / Composting biodegradable wastes

SR2008No17, SR2010No14, SR2011No1, SR2012No3, SR2012No4

AC

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Closed Vessel Composting (601/8517/X) (MROC4)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ407)

Medium

Anaerobic digestion facility including use of the resultant biogas

SR2010No15, SR2012No11, SR2012No12

AD

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Anaerobic Digestion (601/8515/6) (MROC5)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ407)

Medium

On farm anaerobic digestion facilities including the use of the resultant biogas

SR2010No16, SR2012No9, SR2012No10

AD

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Anaerobic Digestion (601/8515/6) (MROC5)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ407)

Medium

Storage of wastes to be used in land treatment

SR2010No17

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Storage of Non-Hazardous Wastes (603/1338/9) (MROC6b)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ407)

Medium

Open inert landfill

 

LIN

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Open Inert Landfill (601/8529/6) (MROC7)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ410)

Medium

Open inert landfill single waste stream

 

LIN

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Single Waste Stream Open Inert Landfill (601/8532/6) (MROC8)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ410)

Medium

Closed inert landfill

 

LC

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Closed Inert Landfill (601/8516/8) (MROC9)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ410)

Medium

Non-hazardous sludge – biological, chemical and physical treatment (OCS60)

SR2008No19

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Sludge and Land Spreading (601/8526/0)

Optional Unit OCS60 - Biological Waste: MROC10b

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ407)

Medium

Deposit in lagoons of non-hazardous dredging from waterways

 

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Dredgings Management (601/8521/1) (MROC11)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ410)

Medium

Storage and treatment of dredging for recovery

SR2010No18

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Dredgings Management (601/8521/1) (MROC11)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ410)

Medium

Non-hazardous transfer without treatment

SR2008No1, SR2008No2, SR2015No4, SR2015No5

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Waste Transfer (601/8527/2) (MROC12)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Medium

Contaminated land remediation

SR2008No27

CLR

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Contaminated Land Remediation (601/08518/1) (MROC13)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ409)

Medium

Civic amenity (CA) sites / Household waste recycling centres (HWRC)

SR2008No12, SR2008No13, SR2015No19, SR2015No20

TMNH, TSNH, TMH, TSH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Household Waste Recycling Centres (601/8522/3) 

Optional Unit OCS40 - Hazardous Waste: MROC14a

Optional Unit OCS41 - Non-Hazardous Waste: MROC14b

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Medium

Mechanical biological treatment (MBT)

SR2008No18, SR2015No12

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Mechanical Biological Treatment (601/8523/5) (MROC18)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ411)

Low

In-house  storage of non-hazardous waste

 

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste transfer and storage (601/08514/4) (LROC1)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

Low

Mobile plant for treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate

SR2010No11

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Treatment to Produce Soil (601/8513/2) (LROC2)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

Low

Treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate

SR2010No12

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Treatment to Produce Soil (601/8513/2) (LROC2)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

Low

Inert transfer

SR2008No10, SR2009No5

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Inert Storage and Transfer (601/8510/7) (LROC3)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

Low

In-house storage of inert waste

 

TSNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Inert Storage and Transfer (601/8510/7) (LROC3)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

Low

Inert physical treatment

SR2008No11, SR2009No6

TMNH

WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Inert Physical Treatment (601/8508/9) (LROC4)

WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste and Resource Management (603/3581/6) (VRQ406)

Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC)

 

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