Level 5 Award in reduction and mitigation of pollution incidents in the water industry - Learning & Development Associates

managing pollution incidents 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

Key Concepts

  • Managing pollution incidents
  • Discharges into controlled waters
  • Diffuse pollution
  • Developing resilience

Overview of the Qualification – Main Themes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current regulatory framework pertaining to pollution incidents
  • Understand the sources of pollution
  • Understand pollution risks specific to the Water and Wastewater industry
  • Critically analyse the stakeholder’s views of pollution from the Water and Wastewater industry
  • Understand the importance of stakeholder communication, feedback and involvement in the context of pollution incidents
  • Understand the impact of pollution in terms of environment, customers, cost, H&S and from the regulatory perspectives
  • Describe the cumulative effect of point source and diffuse sources of pollution
  • Describe and explain the collective responsibilities and ethical and moral issues pertaining to pollution incidents
  • Critically evaluate the use of internal systems and mechanisms for delivery of pollution risk reduction strategies
  • Develop a pollution risk reduction strategy appropriate to your organisation.

Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and/or skills described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners are able to progress to further learning within the suite of Water Level 5 Qualifications – i.e. completing an Award or Certificate and topping up to Foundation Degree and on to Honours Degree.

Learners may also wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other qualifications.

AssessmentSummary – Award

Level 5
Number of Credits 1
Guided Learning Hours 10
Course Duration 1 Day
Course pre-requisites There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Summary – Certificate

Level 5
Number of Credits 1
Guided Learning Hours 14
Course Duration 1 Day
Course pre-requisites There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Leaflet

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Role Suitability

This course is suitable for the following roles within the Water and Environmental Industries.