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Environmental Waste Management


Man is a product of nature, and like all the other creatures he has to abide by nature's rules. However, so dramatic have been the technological advances and discoveries of the last few centuries, that man's relationship with the natural world has undergone profound, and in many cases, dangerous changes

About Environmental Waste Management Course

How we manage our waste and control substances and items that we consider to just be "rubbish" is a critical factor in the way we need to protect our environment and ensure a quality of life for us and our family.

Environmental Waste Management Course course deals mainly with the management of waste. However, waste cannot be looked upon as a separate issue to the conservation of the environment.

Conservation and Waste

  • Man and conservation
  • The "Space Ship Earth"
  • Conservation
  • Ecological and economic value
  • Overkill

Domestic Waste

  • Sewerage
  • The problem of industrial wastes
  • The nitrogen cycle
  • Types of sewers

Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Refuse

  • Methods of street cleaning
  • The removal of snow
  • The disposal of refuse
  • Using refuse as a fertiliser
  • Methods of dealing with refuse

The Effects of Industry on the Environment

  • Types of pollution
  • The effects of atmospheric pollution
  • Acid rain
  • The greenhouse effect
  • The greenhouse gases
  • Ozone
  • Urbanisation

Nuclear Fuel and Waste

  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fuel
  • Nuclear waste
  • Case Study: Nuclear waste disposal in South Africa
  • Health risks

Water and its Treatment

  • Industrial effluent
  • Impurities in water
  • Water and health
  • Prevention and the removal of pollution from water
  • Methods of purification
  • Recycled water
  • Second-hand water

Waste and Recycling

  • Waste materials
  • Dumps
  • Introduction to recycling
  • Recycling plastics
  • Recycling metal
  • Recycling glass
  • Recycling paper and rags
  • Recycling rubber
  • Gas from landfills
  • The future
  • The reduction of domestic waste

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here


Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here


There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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