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Operator competence FAQs (WAMITAB assessment)

  • I registered for a QCF qualification prior to 21st March 2016. When do I have to complete my assessment by?
    Learners already registered have three full years to complete and achieve their units/qualifications so the final date for certification on the old QCF units/qualifications will be 31st March 2019.
  • I have already achieved the relevant qualification however I am now changing to a new activity. Do I need to complete the assessment again?
    If you undertake a qualification covering more than one activity, and choose to change activities at a later date (e.g. you have completed MORC2 for end-of-life vehicles and are planning to move to a WEEE ATF site), you will need to complete the appropriate continuing competence test for the new activity.
  • What is involved in a WAMITAB assessment?
    The WAMITAB award is assessed in the work environment through the compilation of a folder of evidence drawn from your daily activities.
  • What can I use as evidence?
    Primary sources of evidence include-

    • Observation: Direct observation or witness testimony where direct observation is not possible.
    • Q&A: candidate statements, verbal questioning, professional discussion, written questions, product evidence supported by questioning.
  • When can I start my WAMITAB assessment?
    You must have an operational site with appropriate environmental permit upon which to produce evidence to commence your award.
  • I am a new operator, when must I achieve my award by?
    The Environment Agency allows new operators a 12 month grace period from issue of their environmental permit to complete the award, so long as they have met the minimum requirements of an approved scheme within four weeks. This can be achieved by completing the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate, or the first four units of the appropriate award. The complete award must then be certified within 12 months.