Wastes Management HNC

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 - 4 Years
Location
Distance Learning
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

This course provides a broad based introduction to the management of wastes and an excellent opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised qualification in wastes management whilst working, studying at a pace which suits your circumstances.

This course is particularly useful if you want to develop and progress in your career in the wastes management industry or if you want to gain a higher qualification and adapt to changes in the workplace.

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible online study to fit around your schedule.
  • The University works in partnership with RECOUP.
  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

Each module addresses a set of specific themes, which you are then assessed on. This course is delivered through our virtual learning environment NILE. This is where your tutors will provide course materials and further resources, where activities will be housed and where you will be able to meet and work with other students in forums. You can expect one to one support from your tutor via NILE, email, phone, Skype or face to face if necessary.

Course Details

When you complete the HNC Wastes Management you will have developed an understanding and appreciation of the legal, ethical and social aspects of wastes management resources and operations. You will also learn the skills required to handle, treat and dispose of waste and monitor both aquatic and atmospheric pollutants, as well as the skills necessary for the effective management of financial and human resources.

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Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

On completing this course you should have acquired the skills and understanding to become a competent wastes manager who is able to meet the present needs and challenges of work in various wastes management organisations, agencies and industries.

You will be provided with an authoritative understanding of environmental law, the complex nature of waste and pollution generation, treatment, disposal (removal) and monitoring. You will be able to advise and implement appropriate management policies, strategies and procedures.

As well as providing opportunities for career development for those already working in the field, the qualification can be used as a route to study for degrees in both wastes management and environmental management.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Due to the vocational nature of the study programme, entry requirements are flexible, but typically will include five GCSEs/O levels and one A-Level or equivalent and satisfactory evidence of suitability gained through prior work based or experiential learning.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Managing Legal Issues in the Cleaning and Wastes Industries (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAW1012DL
    Core Module N
  • Managing Skills for the Resource Industry (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1109DL
    Core Module Y
  • Concepts of Environmental Science (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1112DL
    Core Module Y
  • Principles of Wastes Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1111DL
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • RECOUP works in collaboration with all stakeholders to promote, develop, stimulate and increase the levels of plastics recycling within the UK.
  • We are widely recognised as the Centre of Excellence for Wastes Management education in the UK and this course has been developed in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and is the most widely recognised qualification in the wastes industry.
  • Flexible online study
  • Supportive and dedicated teaching staff with industry experience.

 

Progression Opportunities

Further your Study

Our progression courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our progression courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Wastes Management BSc Top-Up

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £5,720 (full fee payable in year one of the course)

If you opt to pay your tuition fees with a part time tuition fee loan, you should apply for 50% (£2,860) in 19/20 and will be required to apply for the remaining 50% in 20/21. Year two may be subject to inflationary increase 20/21.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £5,600 (full fee payable in year one of the course)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

If you opt to pay your tuition fees with a part time tuition fee loan, you should apply for 50% (£2,740) in 17/18  and will be required to apply for the remaining 50% in 18/19

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Distance Learning Study

Studying this course via distance learning means your core learning will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities. You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Our online learning courses are flexible and designed so you can balance study with your commitments at work and home. The programme structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.

Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online university learning space for students. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through nile.northampton.ac.uk


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Updated 05/12/2018

  • This course provides a broad based introduction to the management of wastes and an excellent opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised qualification in wastes management whilst working, studying at a pace which suits your circumstances.

    This course is particularly useful if you want to develop and progress in your career in the wastes management industry or if you want to gain a higher qualification and adapt to changes in the workplace.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible online study to fit around your schedule.
    • The University works in partnership with RECOUP.
    • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
  • When you complete the HNC Wastes Management you will have developed an understanding and appreciation of the legal, ethical and social aspects of wastes management resources and operations. You will also learn the skills required to handle, treat and dispose of waste and monitor both aquatic and atmospheric pollutants, as well as the skills necessary for the effective management of financial and human resources.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning

    Each module addresses a set of specific themes, which you are then assessed on. This course is delivered through our virtual learning environment NILE. This is where your tutors will provide course materials and further resources, where activities will be housed and where you will be able to meet and work with other students in forums. You can expect one to one support from your tutor via NILE, email, phone, Skype or face to face if necessary.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      On completing this course you should have acquired the skills and understanding to become a competent wastes manager who is able to meet the present needs and challenges of work in various wastes management organisations, agencies and industries.

      You will be provided with an authoritative understanding of environmental law, the complex nature of waste and pollution generation, treatment, disposal (removal) and monitoring. You will be able to advise and implement appropriate management policies, strategies and procedures.

      As well as providing opportunities for career development for those already working in the field, the qualification can be used as a route to study for degrees in both wastes management and environmental management.

  • Due to the vocational nature of the study programme, entry requirements are flexible, but typically will include five GCSEs/O levels and one A-Level or equivalent and satisfactory evidence of suitability gained through prior work based or experiential learning.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Managing Legal Issues in the Cleaning and Wastes Industries (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAW1012DL
      Core Module N
    • Managing Skills for the Resource Industry (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1109DL
      Core Module Y
    • Concepts of Environmental Science (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1112DL
      Core Module Y
    • Principles of Wastes Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1111DL
      Core Module Y
    • Further your Study

      Our progression courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our progression courses to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Wastes Management BSc Top-Up

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £5,720 (full fee payable in year one of the course)

    If you opt to pay your tuition fees with a part time tuition fee loan, you should apply for 50% (£2,860) in 19/20 and will be required to apply for the remaining 50% in 20/21. Year two may be subject to inflationary increase 20/21.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £5,600 (full fee payable in year one of the course)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    If you opt to pay your tuition fees with a part time tuition fee loan, you should apply for 50% (£2,740) in 17/18  and will be required to apply for the remaining 50% in 18/19

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Studying this course via distance learning means your core learning will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities. You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

    Our online learning courses are flexible and designed so you can balance study with your commitments at work and home. The programme structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.

    Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online university learning space for students. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through nile.northampton.ac.uk

*Course data provided by Unistats

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