Guide

Introduction to waste management

Find a waste management training provider

Waste management courses are provided by trade associations, advisory, professional and training bodies, and specialist consultants. These courses offer an introduction to waste management practices and can help you gain or develop skills in this area.

The Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB) awards Certificates of Technical Competence (COTC) that ensure you are capable of carrying out day-to-day waste management activities. These are undertaken as NVQs and look at topics such as landfill, waste treatment and transfer, civic amenity and incineration - read information about the types of qualifications on offer.

The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) runs a range of introductory and development courses in waste management. CIWM's Waste Smart training course offer accessible, practical and sustainable waste and resource management skills - find out more about Waste Smart training.

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) offers training covering organic waste management - read information about WRAP training courses

There are also further education courses that look in more detail at issues surrounding waste management - find courses available from further education colleges in Northern Ireland.

You can also search for postgraduate courses in the UK.