Funding For Training In New Waste Education Drive

EducationRWM in partnership with CIWM is offering one resource management professional the chance to gain a fully funded qualification from the University of Northampton worth over £2,000.

In a bid to support the industry’s growth among environmental professionals in the commercial and industrial sector, RWM is investing directly for the first time in an education programme for people responsible for their organisation’s resource and waste management.

The Post Graduate Certificate in Resource Management part-time course is usually completed in one year (maximum two years) and is aimed at anyone looking for career progression into a management role or for existing managers looking to improve their skills and knowledge. To ensure that no one misses out, it is a distance-learning course, so the selected student can fit studying around their working hours.

Sarah Porter, divisional director for the environment events at i2i, which includes RWM in partnership with CIWM, said: “With rapid growth taking place in the waste sector and fast changing innovations, it’s important that people working in this sector are able to keep pace.

“The University of Northampton is a world leading specialist for the study of wastes management and resource efficiency and so we are delighted to have partnered with such a prestigious learning institution to support someone’s industry and technical knowledge and support their career advancement.”

Sarah Porter, i2i – “With rapid growth taking place in the waste sector and fast changing innovations, it’s important that people working in this sector are able to keep pace”

The PGCert in Resource Management course consists of three compulsory modules – Environmental and Waste Management Legislation, Advanced Thermal and Biological Waste Management Technologies, and Waste Minimisation.

The deadline for entries is 31 August, and applications can be made on the RWM website at Candidates are required to have a 2:2 Degree and will be asked to explain their current role and their ambitions for a career in resource management in no more than 500 words.

The strongest application will be selected by a panel of waste experts from RWM and CIWM and will be announced at the show.

Paul Cox, Senior Lecturer in Wastes Management, University of Northampton, added: “In the move from a linear to circular economy there is need for suitably qualified professionals in the area of resource management. The University of Northampton’s PGCert in Resource Management allows students to critically assess the recovery and conservation of resources and reflects the changing and dynamic nature of the wastes sector.

For more information on the course, CLICK HERE

RWM is Europe’s premier resource and waste management event, is free to attend and takes place from 16 to 18 September 2014 in the larger halls of 4 to 5 at the NEC, Birmingham.


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