Waste Management - HNC 

Course Overview

Course Content

This is a vocational course providing practical training for those involved in the waste industry. Basic management training is covered as well as the more technical aspects of waste management. There are no examinations and students find they learn a lot from the research they do for their assignments which are often work based.

Year One:

  • Information Technology & Study Skills
  • Applying Environmental Science to the Management of Wastes
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managing Financial Resources in the Wastes Industry
  • Managing Legal Issues.

Year Two:

  • Managing Activities in the Wastes Industry
  • Managing within Environmental Legislation
  • Managing Facilities in the Wastes Industry
  • Managing the Handling and Disposal of wastes
  • Project (Based around Investigating, Analysing & Reporting on a Wastes Management Topic).

Career Potential

On entry onto this programme, students are usually employed by the public sector and occasionally the private sector. Successful completion of this course will improve chances of promotion and, for many, it is their first step towards middle management.

Successful students may also wish to continue their studies by undertaking one of the relevant full-time HND or degree programmes available.

Entry Requirements

Due to the vocational and specialist nature of the programme, entry requirements will be flexible, but typically will include:

  • Five GCSE/"O" levels (including English, Maths and a Science subject) and one A-level or equivalent, or
  • Satisfactory evidence of relevant experience and knowledge gained through prior work-based or experiential learning.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate that they can benefit from the course and are able to sustain the motivation to complete the course successfully.

Prospective students may be called for an interview on an individual basis.


Key Facts

Validated By: EDEXCEL

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Course Length: Two years part-time
Attendance is usually one day per week.

Students are assessed on this course by a series of assignments.


Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the UWIC Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6010 or email courses@uwic.ac.uk

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Richard Marshall:
Email: rmarshall@uwic.ac.uk
Tel: 029 20417225

See Also:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences Website