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Sustainable Resource Management Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at City College Plymouth

Course description

The Waste-Management industry is developing rapidly as populations grow and governments and businesses look for alternatives to landfill for political, social, economic and environmental reasons. The use of technology has become fundamental to the industry. There are many exciting changes happening and with this apprenticeship you could become involved. Waste management includes the collection, transport, treatment, disposal and recycling of waste, the supervision of these operations and the after-care of disposal sites. Core areas within the industry are: waste collection and transport; transfer stations and other Household Waste Recycling Centres; generating energy from waste (including thermal recovery processes and anaerobic digestion); recycling, processing and specialist operations; and landfill. As an apprentice you would train ‘on the job’ learning all about different aspects of the waste management industry. You could undertake roles in the collection, transport, treatment and final management of waste and recyclables at both operator and supervisory levels. Your apprenticeship might be with a local authority, a large private employer, a small to medium-sized enterprise (these often offer specialist services), or even within the sector of community and voluntary organisations. 

Course content

The Intermediate Apprenticeship will include:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma - completed at work with the help of a College assessor
  • Level 2 Technical Diploma - completed at College with various tutors
  • Functional Skills for maths, English and ICT at level 1 - completed at College
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) - completed at work alongside the NVQ.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) - completed at work/College.

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this apprenticeship will be determined through completion of Functional Skill entry assessments at the Work Based Learning and Schools Partnership Department and a vocational assessment carried out by the engineering team at the College. Previous qualifications such as GCSEs will also be taken into consideration when selecting. 


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Plymouth directly.

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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