WasteSmart Courses.

WasteSmart is delivered through CIWM approved trainers via a national network of franchised centres.

There are four WasteSmart courses to choose from including Foundation, Advanced, Bridging Module or WasteSmart Scotland. Depending on the course you select, you will have the option of learning via a classroom environment or online e-learning course.

WasteSmart Foundation

Designed for hands-on people who make frontline, minute-by-minute decisions that affect cost, wastage or compliance.

The Foundation course can be taken as a classroom-based course or via online e-learning and covers the following modules:

  • Waste as a resource
  • The environmental impact of waste
  • The costs of managing waste
  • Understanding and applying the waste hierarchy
  • Legislation and ensuring compliance

WasteSmart Advanced

For people who manage or implement change by setting the direction, procedures and culture for sustainable resource use in their organisation.

The Advanced course can only be taken as a classroom-based course and covers the following modules:

  • How to identify opportunities to reduce waste in the workplace: waste auditing
  • Managing resources and wastes in the workplace
  • How to demonstrate improvements.

You can opt to do both the Foundation and Advanced levels together as a one-day classroom course.

WasteSmart Bridging Module

If you have previously completed the Foundation level course you also have the option of completing the Advanced level through the WasteSmart Bridging Module (classroom-based course). This includes a refresher and an update on any changes in legislation from the WasteSmart Foundation modules.

WasteSmart Scotland

WasteSmart is also available as a Scottish version and includes relevant legislation and practical case studies relating specifically to Scotland.