Level 2 Understanding Environmental Waste Management


This course gives an understanding of the principal legal obligations associated with the management of controlled and special waste, together with practical tools for the classification of waste type.


Who needs this qualification?waste-management

The course is intended for all staff with a responsibility for the identification, storage, transfer and disposal of waste, including:

  • Health and safety managers
  • Environmental managers
  • Facility managers
  • Process and warehouse staff


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principal legislation governing waste management
  • Apply the methodology for waste identification, segregation, classification and disposal
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in the waste management chain
  • Identify opportunities for waste minimisation


time Duration 6 hours classroom programme / 30hours online learning
deque_landing_checklist-300px Assessment 5 practical based questions
prerequisites_icon_gpa Prerequisite Level 1 – Understanding the Environment
arrow2 Suggested Progression Eligible for Level 3 – award in environmental awareness or any 3 courses