Environmental Waste Management (Level 4)

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Enrolment Fee: £500.00 £375.00
Product Code: LHSCBMEN07
Format: Online/Paper
Study Time: 105 Hours
Accreditor: ABC Awards
Entry Requirements: No Entry Requirements
Environmental Waste Management (Level 4)
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Environmental Waste Management (Level 4)

 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.

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

Key Topics

Module 1 – Conservation and Waste

Module 2 – Domestic Waste

Module 3 – Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Waste

Module 4 – The Effects of Industry on the Environment

Module 5 – Nuclear Fuel and Waste

Module 6 – Water and its Treatment

Module 7 – Waste and Recycling

Entry Requirements

Our Environmental Waste Management (Level 4) Course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Environmental Waste Management and has a keen interest in the subject, plus an intention to progress a career.

  • Learners will need sufficient numeracy and literacy
  • Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
  • Learners should have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Support Portal
  • You should be fully committed to your studies.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Environmental Waste Management (Level 4) Course is: 105 hrs

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Module 1 – Conservation and Waste

  • Explain your understanding of the term Conservation

 Module 2 – Domestic Waste

  • Review the difference between sewage and sewerage and examine the methods of disposing of waste

 Module 3 – Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Waste

  • Identify the various methods used to clean streets
  • Discuss how waste is disposed of

 Module 4 – The Effects of Industry on the Environment

  • Examine the effects of Industry on the Environment

 Module 5 – Nuclear Fuel and Waste

  • Discuss your understanding of Nuclear Fuel

 Module 6 – Water and its Treatment

  • Identify the impurities found in water and discuss how these impurities are removed

Module 7 – Waste and Recycling.

  • Discuss how we can contribute towards recycling
  • Discuss the purpose of the environmental policy in your organisation’s environmental management system (EMS)


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the Environmental Waste Management (Level 4) Course by ABC Awards, students will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.

All assignments are set by ABC Awards. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by ABC Awards, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme. There is no external examination required.

Online Version

With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

PAY IN FULL £375 £375
PAY IN INSTALMENTS* £140 £90 4 £500

Paper Version

With paper based study we post out the course materials to you. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

PAY IN FULL £395 £395
PAY IN INSTALMENTS* £160 £90 4 £520

You will have access to a tutor, via email, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

The course pack includes, guidance on relevant study skills and full tutor support comprising:

  • the marking of a series of assignments
  • written answers to specific study problems
  • 12 month tutor support via emails
  • a copy of our study guide, will give you guidance on studying and submitting assignments
  • How does distance learning work?
  • To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
  • When can I start the course?
  • The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don?t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
  • How long do the courses take?
  • This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
  • Are there any further costs involved?
  • No, once your course has been paid for there are no further costs involved. But there is a cost for optional practical training.
  • Are there any time limits or deadline dates?
  • Unlike other Distance Education Colleges, we impose no time limits or pressures on you to complete your course material. Your course will not expire, and it will not become invalid until you have successfully completed it. All that we ask, is that you inform the College if you are intending to take a break from studying for a period of 6 months or more.
  • Can I contact other students?
  • Yes, each course provides you with the opportunity to enter a student forum. The forum is the place for students to share their thoughts and information with each other.
  • Can I pay by instalments?
  • If you would like to pay for your course by instalments, we do offer an affordable payment plan scheme that allows you to spread the cost of your course over a period of five months. When you enrol on your course you simply pay a small deposit followed by a structured small monthly repayment plan.
  • I want to buy a course that is not on the course list. What do I do?
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  • Can I study more than one course at a time?
  • Yes, this is possible. You will find that by studying this way, you create a steady flow of work for yourself. Many of our courses are very complementary to each other and work well together. Our students tend to start with one course, and very quickly find how easy it is to study from home and move on to another one.
  • Do the courses have tutorial support?
  • Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post.
  • Do I need any additional study material once I have enrolled?
  • No, all of our courses are complete (in the very rare case were a course text book is advised, this will be clearly displayed on our website). However we always encourage our students to conduct their own further reading.
  • Do I need any previous qualifications or experience before I can enrol on a course?
  • No, all of our courses are available to all students of all academic backgrounds. If you are concerned that you may have difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly course advisors who will be more than willing to discuss the options available to you.
  • How do I get help with my course work?
  • You can get help 7 days a week by email, or post from your dedicated tutor, you just email your assignments for marking. You have to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.
  • How will I be tested throughout my course?
  • After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course. All of the question papers for your course can be completed from the comfort of your own home. There will be no need for you to attend any physical location like a test centre or our campus.
  • Will I get a qualification at the end?
  • Yes, for all our courses, you will receive a diploma or a recognised qualification from the awarding body of your course.
  • Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
  • We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £65 for 12 months). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course within the specified time period.
  • How quickly will I receive my course material?
  • Once your payment has been received and cleared; your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
  • I?m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
  • Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what?s available, contact us now.
  • Why choose Learning@Home?
  • The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
  • How do I enrol?
  • The enrolment application process can be accessed by clicking on ENROL button & choosing PAY IN FULL/ INSTALMENT PLAN button and completing the secure online registration form. Or alternatively you are welcome to print out the registration form and post it back to us. If you use any of the debit or credit cards you are welcome to phone in or fax your enrolment.

Qualification: Level 4 Certificate of Achievement in Environmental Waste Management

On successful completion of Level 4 in Environmental Waste Management, you'll be awarded the Certificate of Achievement in subject by ABC Awards - A Qualification which will show your knowledge and commitment when it comes to becoming a Environmental Health Officer. Prospective employers will realise your interests when they see how thoroughly you have studied and prepared for your new role.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that it has undergone an external quality check to ensure that it meets certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

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