Waste Smart Training

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING WASTE SMART TRAINING SESSIONS IN THE NEAR FUTURE. PLEASE VISIT OUR EAUC-SCOTLAND EVENTS PAGE TO SEE THE NETWORKING AND TRAINING EVENTS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO BOOK.

Waste Smart is the Chartered Institute of Waste Management's (CIWM) industry standard training course designed to offer accessible, practical and sustainable waste and resource management skills. It is designed to help businesses cut their waste costs, comply with all necessary legislation, and become more resource efficient.

Waste Smart Training has an Advanced course and a Foundation course, with the content outlined below. Both courses are delivered with materials and information based on Scottish waste regulations and legislation and tailored to the tertiary education sector. EAUC-Scotland hosts Waste Smart Training in venues around Scotland, with the support of Zero Waste Scotland.

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Upcoming Courses

We hope to run a course in Spring 2016.

Contact us now to register your interest in future courses

Foundation Course

The Foundation level of the course is aimed at anyone who generates, handles or manages waste as part of their role within the organisation. It provides the information necessary to make astute and efficient waste related decisions, whilst increasing sustainability and improving performance.

The Foundation Course costs £160 for EAUC members* and £215 for non-members. Please note prices are currently discounted and will increase from March 2016.

This version of the course consists of 5 sessions, the duration of which is 4 hours plus time to complete the assessment:

Waste as a resource

Identifying different types of wastes and their legal definition, and exploring the idea that wastes can be a resource with a potential value

The environmental impact of waste

Explores how unsustainable our reliance on virgin materials is, and considers what we do with our wastes and how this can impact on the environment

The cost of managing waste

Explains the hidden costs of managing wastes and the real cost of waste disposal

Understanding and applying the Waste Hierarchy

This session will assist delegates on how they can use the Waste Hierarchy to identify different options for managing wastes within the workplace

Legislation and compliance

Gives a fundamental understanding of the different legislation and legal duties that apply to anyone handing waste as part of their job.

Advanced Course

As well as containing the same content as the Foundation certificate, the Advanced course includes three additional sessions. Every organisation has a different way of dealing with their waste based on the type and amount that is produced, and the Advanced option is aimed at delegates whose role deals predominantly with the management of wastes within their business, and whose decisions have the ability to influence a significant level of change within company policy and routine.

The Advanced Course costs £200 for EAUC members* and £270 for non-members. Please note prices are currently discounted and will increase from March 2016.

The Advanced course consists of 8 sessions, the duration of which is 6 hours plus time to complete the assessment:

Waste as a resource

Identifying different types of wastes and their legal definition, and exploring the idea that wastes can be a resource with a potential value.

The environmental impact of waste

Explores how unsustainable our reliance on virgin materials is, and considers what we do with our wastes and how this can impact on the environment.

The cost of managing waste

Explains the hidden costs of managing wastes and the real cost of waste disposal.

Understanding and applying the Waste Hierarchy

This session will assist delegates on how they can use the Waste Hierarchy to identify different options for managing wastes within the workplace.

Legislation and ensuring compliance

Gives a fundamental understanding of the different legislation and legal duties that apply to anyone handing waste as part of their job.

How to identify opportunities to reduce waste in the workplace

Gives a clear understanding of how to plan and carry out a basic waste audit.

Managing resources and wastes in the workplace

Identifying and planning improvements that will come as a result of the waste audit findings.

How to demonstrate improvements

Understand how to monitor and evaluate your waste as part of a long-term strategy, and why this is important for continued efficiency and sustainability.

Each course concludes with a short assignment based on applying knowledge from the course in a given case study to draw out each delegate's understanding of legal compliance, applying the waste hierarchy and implementing and monitoring improvements.

To express interest in participating in either a Foundation or Advanced Waste Smart course please contact rpetford@eauc.org.uk.

*College delegates with restricted training budgets may be able to access a limited amound of funding to support the cost of their place. Please contact rpetford@eauc.org.uk if you wish to apply for a small grant to support costs.

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