Qualifications – Learning & Development Associates

See below for a list of water and environment industry qualifications we
offer, or
download our leaflet as a PDF file.

Water Production


level 3ad - water production
Level 5 revised 2021

  • Level – 3 Award
  • Number of Credits – 3
  • Guided Learning Hours – 70
  • Course Duration – 5 Days
This qualification is designed for Water Production Technicians and
Operators. The qualification will develop your technical skills and
understanding of water production and improve your performance. It
will encourage a thorough understanding of the water production
process to foster business improvement.

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 14
  • Guided Learning Hours – 100
  • Course Duration – 10 Days
This qualification is designed for Water Production Field Managers,
Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, and other
practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification will develop
your technical skills and understanding of the Management of Water
Production and improve your performance. It will encourage strategic
thinking at this level of management, to foster business improvement.

  • Level – 5 Certificate
  • Number of Credits – 28
  • Guided Learning Hours – 280
  • Course Duration – 10 Days
This qualification is designed for Water Production Field Managers,
Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, and other
practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification will develop
your technical skills and understanding of the Management of Water
Production and improve your performance. It will encourage strategic
thinking at this level of management, to foster business improvement.

Water Networks

  • Level – 3 Award
Coming in August 2024

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 12
  • Guided Learning Hours – 120
  • Course Duration – 12 Days
This qualification is designed for Water Network Field Managers,
Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, Specialist
Managers and other practising Senior and Middle Managers. The
qualification will develop your skills and understanding of the
Management of Water Networks and improve your performance. It will
encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster
business improvement.

  • Level – 5 Certificate
  • Number of Credits – 24
  • Guided Learning Hours – 240
  • Course Duration – 12 Days
This qualification is designed for Water Network Field Managers,
Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, Specialist
Managers and other practising Senior and Middle Managers. The
qualification will develop your skills and understanding of the
Management of Water Networks and improve your performance. It will
encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster
business improvement.

Wastewater Networks

  • Level – 3 Award
Coming in August 2024

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 13
  • Guided Learning Hours – 130
  • Course Duration – 13 Days
This qualification is designed for Wastewater Network Field Managers,
Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, and other
practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification will develop
your technical skills and understanding of the Management of
Wastewater Network and improve your performance. It will encourage
strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster business
improvement.

  • Level – 5 Certificate
  • Number of Credits – 26
  • Guided Learning Hours – 260
  • Course Duration – 13 Days
This qualification is designed for Wastewater Network Field Managers,
Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, and other
practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification will develop
your technical skills and understanding of the Management of
Wastewater Network and improve your performance. It will encourage
strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster business
improvement.

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater TreatmentLevel 3 revised April 2024

  • Level – 3 Award
  • Number of Credits – 3
  • Guided Learning Hours – 70
  • Course Duration – 5 Days
The qualification will develop your technical skills and understanding
of wastewater treatment and improve your performance. It will
encourage a thorough understanding of the wastewater treatment process
to foster business improvement.

  • Level – 3
New course and qualification coming later in 2024

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 1
  • Guided Learning Hours – 10
  • Course Duration – 1 Day
This course is aimed at Water and Wastewater managers, field managers,
asset managers and others involved in meeting compliance within the
Water industry. As Wastewater Treatment compliance now comes under
increasing regulatory scrutiny from OFWAT the overall ability of the
Water Industry to effectively oversee and manage the Wastewater
Treatment process comes under sharper focus. To demonstrate the
competence of those responsible will likely become increasingly the
focus of public awareness and form a key strand of the regulator’s
investigation.

  • Level – 5 Certificate
  • Number of Credits – 1
  • Guided Learning Hours – 14
  • Course Duration – 1 Day
This course is aimed at Water and Wastewater managers, field managers,
asset managers and others involved in meeting compliance within the
Water industry. As Wastewater Treatment compliance now comes under
increasing regulatory scrutiny from OFWAT the overall ability of the
Water Industry to effectively oversee and manage the Wastewater
Treatment process comes under sharper focus. To demonstrate the
competence of those responsible will likely become increasingly the
focus of public awareness and form a key strand of the regulator’s
investigation.

  • Level – 3 Award
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 50
  • Course Duration – 5 Days
This qualification is designed for Wastewater Treatment Technicians
and Operators. The qualification will develop your technical skills
and understanding of Wastewater Treatment and improve your
performance. It will encourage a thorough understanding of the
Wastewater Treatment Process to foster business improvement.
Wastewater Treatment learners will be taught how to plan and develop
courses of action, including, where relevant, responsibility for the
work of others and how to exercise autonomy and judgement within broad
parameters and to address the knowledge and understanding of
Wastewater Treatment. The qualification addresses the practical
competencies required for effective Wastewater Treatment operations
and provides evidence of organisational competence for Regulators and
other stakeholders.

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 12
  • Guided Learning Hours – 120
  • Course Duration – 10 Days
This qualification is designed for Wastewater Treatment Field
Managers, Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads,
and other practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification
will develop your technical skills and understanding of the Management
of Wastewater Treatment and improve your performance. It will
encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster
business improvement.

  • Level – 5 Certificate
  • Number of Credits – 24
  • Guided Learning Hours – 240
  • Course Duration – 10 Days
This qualification is designed for Wastewater Treatment Field
Managers, Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads,
and other practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification
will develop your technical skills and understanding of the Management
of Wastewater Treatment and improve your performance. It will
encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster
business improvement.

WIRS

  • Level – 2 Award
  • Number of Credits – N/A
  • Course Duration – 1 Day
Underground utilities are the mains and cables located below ground
that carry various types of services to homes, businesses, and
anywhere you find people. Providers of these utilities are often
public utility companies, but can also be service providers and even
individuals.

Climate Change

  • Level – 3 Award
  • Number of Credits – 1
  • Guided Learning Hours – 16
  • Course Duration – 2 Days
The qualification is relevant to all organisations and is designed for
practitioners whose activities may be impacted by a changing climate.

  • Level – 5 Certificate
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 20
  • Course Duration – 3 Days
This qualification is designed for Operational Managers and Directors
across all sectors. It provides training on identifying climate
impacted decisions, and how best to govern those decisions to ensure
they are “climate-informed”.

Innovation

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 16
  • Course Duration – 2 Days
Two days of dynamic sessions that address the challenges faced by any
organisation and provide employees with the skills and understanding
that will enable them to solve problems in a new way.

Risk & Resilience

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 4
  • Guided Learning Hours – 32
  • Course Duration – 3 or 4 Days
This qualification is designed for Water & Environmental Industry
Field Managers, Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department
Heads, and other practising Senior and Middle Managers. The
qualification will develop your technical skills and understanding of
the Management of Risk & Resilience and improve your performance.
It will encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to
foster business improvement.

Asset Management and Security

  • Level – 5 Award
Coming later in 2024

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 16
  • Course Duration – 2 Days
This qualification is designed for all Field Managers, Operational
Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, and other practising
Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification will develop your
technical skills and understanding of the process of Change and
Project Management in the context of the Water & Environmental
Industries. It will encourage strategic thinking at this level of
management, to foster business improvement.

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 16
  • Course Duration – 2 Days
This qualification is designed for those Managers and Directors
responsible for the management of Physical and Cyber Asset Security in
the water & environmental industries. It is also of value to those
managers who operate physical and cyber assets and require an
understanding of the concept of asset security and some of the
principles and risks involved. The qualification will raise your
awareness of the issues involved in asset security including
regulatory requirements.

Developer Services Management

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 4
  • Guided Learning Hours – 40
The Level 5 Award in Understanding Developer Services for the Water
and Environmental Industries is aimed at learners who wish to
demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the design and
construction of Water and Wastewater Network infrastructure assets and
services.

  • Level – 5 Certificate
  • Number of Credits – 12
  • Guided Learning Hours – 120
The Level 5 Certificate in Managing Developer Services for the Water
and Environmental Industries is aimed at learners who wish to
demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the design and
construction of Water and Wastewater Network infrastructure assets and
services.

Operations Management

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 16
  • Course Duration – 2 Days
The key concepts required for anyone involved in the maintenance and
management of water hydraulic systems are complex in nature and will
vary by role.

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 16
  • Course Duration – 3 Days
This qualification is designed for Water Network Field Managers,
Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, and other
practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification will develop
your technical skills and understanding of the Management of demand
Management & Leakage and improve your performance. It will
encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster
business improvement.

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 16
  • Course Duration – 2 Days
This qualification is designed for Managers, Supervisors and
operational staff involved with the operation, supervision, monitoring
and maintenance of large raised reservoirs. Whilst the qualification
is aimed at those directly involved with reservoir management, it is
also appropriate for staff who regularly attend reservoir sites whilst
carrying out other duties (e.g. samplers and grounds maintenance
staff) enabling them to identify and report observations and
occurrences.

  • Level – 5 Certificate
Coming later in 2024

Business Continuity

  • Level – 5 Award
Coming later in 2024

  • Level – 5 Award
  • Number of Credits – 2
  • Guided Learning Hours – 16
  • Course Duration – 4 Days
This qualification is designed for Operational Managers and Directors
in the Water industry and for those Incident specialists who are
likely to be involved in the management of incidents and events. The
qualification will raise your awareness of the issues involved in
event and incident prevention and mitigation through to their
management. It considers incident review and analysis leading to
important learning outcomes and ultimately business improvement.

  • Level – 5 Award
Coming later in 2024

Assessor Qualifications

L&DA in conjunction with the ProQual awarding body offer a suite
of assessor qualifications at level 3.

  • Level – 3 Award
  • Number of Credits – 9
  • Guided Learning Hours – 54
This qualification is appropriate for candidates who assess
occupational competence in an individual’s workplace.

  • Level – 3 Award
  • Number of Credits – 9
  • Guided Learning Hours – 54
This qualification is appropriate for candidates who assess vocational
skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the
work environment (such as workshops, classrooms or other training
environments). This covers evidence from the learner that they have
carried out assessing not in the workplace in line with best practice.

  • Level – 3 Certificate
  • Number of Credits – 15
  • Guided Learning Hours – 84
This qualification is appropriate for candidates who assess vocational
skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the
work environment (such as workshops, classrooms or other training
environments).

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