Approved Centre for WAMITAB Operator Competence Qualifications

At Wiser Training, we have a team of qualified and experienced WAMITAB assessors that are ready to help waste managers achieve a level 4 technical competence qualification. Our approved WAMITAB centre can provide on-site assessments for a variety of UK businesses. This includes hazardous and non-hazardous treatment facilities, transfer stations, open and closed landfills, end-of-life vehicles, composting and more. To find out more about how our experienced WAMITAB assessment team can help you achieve your level 4 qualification contact us or call 01480 462 232.


WAMITAB logoWAMITAB Approved Centre

Since 2013, Wiser Training has operated an approved WAMITAB assessment centre; delivering Operator Competence Scheme qualifications on behalf of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB). Tailored for both new and experienced operators, these Ofqual backed assessments are perfect for managers who require evidence of their technical competence for their environmental permit. To date, we have provided over 300 waste management qualifications under the operator competence scheme.

Which WAMITAB qualification should you choose?

Our approved centre can provide a wide range of WAMITAB assessments for all types of waste and resource operations. Whether you operate an end-of-life vehicle (ELV) facility or an open inert landfill, we can help you achieve your industry-recognised qualification. The first action you need to take is to decide which assessment is appropriate for you. There are over 30 qualifications to choose from and each one is tailored towards a specific waste activity. For example, the ‘Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Physical Treatment – MROC2’ is suited for ELV and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) treatment operators.

Using the table below, search for the standard rules permit your site operates under and lookup which qualification is appropriate. For those who have a bespoke environmental permit or would like additional support, please contact us or call on 01480 462 232 and our environmental permitting experts can advise.

Description of Waste ActivityStandard Rules PermitWAMITAB Qualification
Hazardous waste transferSR2008No5, SR2008No6, SR2008No9, SR2015No8, SR2015No9WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Transfer of Hazardous Waste - HROC4a
Hazardous clinical waste transferSR2008No24WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Transfer of Hazardous Waste - HROC4b
Hazardous clinical waste treatmentSR2008No25, SR2013No1WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Thermal Treatment of Hazardous Waste - HROC5b
Household, commercial and industrial waste sitesSR2008No7, SR2008No8, SR2015No11,
SR2015No10
WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment of Hazardous Waste - HROC6
or
WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Transfer of Hazardous Waste - HROC4a
or
WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
Hazardous waste treatmentSR2008No7, SR2008No8, SR2015No10, SR2015No11WAMITAB Level 4 High Risk Operator Competence for Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment of Hazardous Waste - HROC6
Mobile plant for treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate SR2010No11WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Treatment to Produce Soil - LROC2
Treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregateSR2010No12WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Treatment to Produce Soil - LROC2
Inert transferSR2008No10, SR2009No5WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Inert Storage and Transfer - LROC3
Inert physical treatmentSR2008No11, SR2009No6 WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Inert Physical Treatment - LROC4
Use of waste in constructionSR2010No7, SR2010No8WAMITAB Level 4 Low Risk Operator Competence for Construction Waste - LROC5
Non-hazardous transfer with treatmentSR2008No3, SR2008No4, SR2015No6, SR2015No7, SR2008No14, SR2008No15, SR2015No21, SR2015No22, SR2012No13WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
Treatment of land for reclamation, restoration or improvement of landSR2010No9, SR2010No10WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
Mobile plant for treatment of land for land reclamation, restoration or improvementSR2010No5 WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
Use of waste to manufacture timber or construction productsSR2010No13, SR2015No24WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
Treatment of waste wood for recoverySR2011No4, SR2015No23 WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
Material recovery facilitiesSR2008No14, SR2008No15, SR2015No21, SR2015No22WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
Metal recovery siteSR2008No21, SR2008No22, SR2015No14, SR2009No7, SR2011No2, SR2015No16 WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
Use of waste in a deposit for recovery operation SR2015No39 WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-hazardous waste treatment and transfer - MROC1
End of life vehicle facilitiesSR2008No20, SR2015No13, SR2011No3,
SR2015No17, SR2012No14, SR2015No18
WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Physical Treatment - MROC2
WEEE ATF – physical treatment SR2008No23, SR2015No3, SR2015No15WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Physical Treatment - MROC2
Composting in open windrows / Composting biodegradable wastesSR2008No16, SR2010No14, SR2011No1, SR2012No7, SR2012No8 WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Open Windrow Composting - MROC3
Composting in closed vessels / Composting biodegradable wastesSR2008No17, SR2010No14, SR2011No1, SR2012No3, SR2012No4 WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Closed Vessel Composting - MROC4
Anaerobic digestion facility including use of the resultant biogas SR2010No15, SR2012No11, SR2012No12WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Anaerobic Digestion - MROC5
On-farm anaerobic digestion facilities including the use of the resultant biogas SR2010No16, SR2012No9, SR2012No10 WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Anaerobic Digestion - MROC5
Storage of wastes to be used in land treatmentSR2010No17WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Storage of Non-Hazardous Wastes - MROC6b
Mobile plant for land spreadingSR2010No4WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Sludge and Land Spreading - MROC10a
Mobile plant for land spreading of sewage sludgeSR2010No6WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Sludge and Land Spreading - MROC10b
Non-hazardous sludge – biological, chemical and physical treatmentSR2008No19WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Sludge and Land Spreading - MROC10b
Storage and treatment of dredging for recovery SR2010No18WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Dredgings Management - MROC11
Non-hazardous transfer without treatmentSR2008No1, SR2008No2, SR2015No4, SR2015No5WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Non-Hazardous Waste Transfer - MROC12
Contaminated land remediation SR2008No27WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Contaminated Land Remediation - MROC13
Civic amenity (CA) sites / Household waste recycling centres (HWRC)SR2008No12, SR2008No13, SR2015No19, SR2015No20WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Household Waste Recycling Centres - MROC14
Storage of electrical insulating oil / Storage of catalytic convertersSR2012No15WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Storage of Hazardous Waste - MROC17
Mechanical biological treatment (MBT)SR2008No18, SR2015No12WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Mechanical Biological Treatment - MROC18

Our assessment team

Wiser Training boasts a qualified and diverse assessment team that can visit sites across the UK. Our TAQA certified assessors are former waste managers who maintain their own competence. Their experience and knowledge can help guide you towards achieving your award. All of our assessors stay up-to-date with environmental legislation and follow a continual professional development plan; maintaining their expertise across a wide range of disciplines.

Furthermore, having a diverse assessment team allows us to assign an assessor that fits your individual needs. At Wiser Training, we believe that a strong interpersonal relationship between assessor and candidate is key to a successful project.

Your WAMITAB assessment

Making your WAMITAB assessment as unobtrusive as possibleOnce you have been registered for a WAMITAB qualification and assigned an assessor you are ready to get started working towards your award. Throughout the programme, your assessor will become your primary point of contact. Depending on the type of qualification chosen, assessments can take between 2-12 months. At every stage, the team at Wiser Training are available for support.

As a vocational qualification, Wiser Training aims to make your assessment process as unobtrusive to your daily operations as possible. We will work with you to identify the best way to demonstrate your competence. If needed, we can also provide one-to-one bespoke training to help you through the assessment process.

Continuing Competence

Two years after achieving your qualification, you will take the  Continuing Competence Test. The Continuing Competence Test is a test that demonstrates your knowledge and skills have kept pace with developments in the waste management industry. Visit our Continuing Competence page for more information and support.

Achieve a WAMITAB level 4 qualification

By the end of your assessment, you would have achieved a qualification that demonstrates compliance to your environmental permit; managing your site in a safe and efficient manner. To hear more about how Wiser can help expand and grow your professional portfolio within resource management, contact us or call on 01480 462232.