The Centre for Waste Management (CWM) was established in 2002 to provide a focus for existing waste/environmental research, consultancy and course provision at the University of Central Lancashire. We are actively engaged in producing world-class research.
The Centre provides a range of business services designed to increase your efficiency, productivity and improve environmental performance. Alongside this we have also developed a series of courses which address shortfalls in current training provisions for a range of different needs within waste management.
The Centre for Waste Management was established to provide a focus for existing waste/environmental research and course provision at the University of Central Lancashire. Our staff are highly qualified experts in their chosen field and experienced in working with the public and private sectors. We provide internationally recognised formal postgraduate qualifications in addition to business-focused short courses and bespoke training.
UCLan has provided postgraduate waste management courses since 1991 and has over 150 graduates. Our graduates are now working both in the UK and overseas in senior positions in waste operation and regulation within the private, statutory and voluntary sectors. Others are developing successful careers in related fields of environmental management and industry.
Areas of Expertise:
The vision for CWM is that it will become the recognised regional centre for research and development on waste, environmental management and pollution control. The objectives of CWM are to:
Waste management is an important and fast moving industry, vital to any nation's health, environment and economic wellbeing. This programme of courses was developed in close consultation with professional bodies within the waste industry, and seeks to meet their current and future needs.
Masters courses available – Full-time and part-time courses starting January and September in the following areas:
The Phase One course is designed for individuals already involved in the recycling sector and those wishing to broaden their levels of knowledge. It is also beneficial to those Individuals who have recently joined the recycling sector or who may have a background in waste management and/or environmental management.
The programme is flexible so full-time students have a relatively rapid expansion of their knowledge base, while the part-time route lets those students employed within waste related industries augment practical knowledge with academic study. Students with appropriate qualifications who currently work outside the waste industry are also welcome to the programme.
CIWM Construction Waste Awareness
The course covers all of the basic waste issues of the standard WAC course. In addition the material has been tailored to the construction/demolition industry where appropriate and includes additional material relating to the following topics:
CIWM Waste Awareness
The Waste Awareness Certificate is an initiative from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). The CIWM Waste Awareness Certificate has been designed for all employees and not just those who may have a direct responsibility for dealing with waste. It is therefore suitable for staff at all levels and across all sections of an organisation, whether they are involved in a manufacturing, retail or a service process.
CIWM Healthcare Awareness
The CIWM’s new version of the Waste Awareness Certificate for those working within the healthcare industry is now available. Building on the standard version of the Waste Awareness Certificate, this new version contextualises the main principles of the course into the healthcare sector where appropriate.
Food & Drink Industry Resource Solutions
This is a unique series of training workshops for the food and drink manufacturing industry from the University of Central Lancashire. Developed with the assistance of the industry, workshops address shortfalls in current training provisions and focus on waste and associated legislation, new technologies and resource efficiency. Individual workshops can be undertaken as part of any CPD programme. However an additional feature which bridges the gap between workplace learning and academic qualifications has been developed. On completion of 10 workshops a portfolio can be submitted in order to gain a certificate. These 20 credit certificates counts as a level 4 module towards a degree programme.
Waste Resource Optimisation in Food Processing
This Certificate’s programme is primarily geared towards those in the food industry who want to obtain a combined knowledge of food industry waste and resource solutions. It is designed to enhance your career prospects by the application of scientific expertise to practical, business and managerial situations, and the understanding, implementation and response to rapidly evolving policies, interventions and market opportunities.
Constructing Solutions for the Low Carbon Economy
With the aid of all relevant sectors of the industry, the University of Central Lancashire has developed a series of dynamic workshops that will enhance the continuing professional development, and employment opportunities of personnel employed in the field of engineering construction, focusing on the low carbon economy. Each workshop will be aimed at a different aspect of the knowledge required to make an informed judgement and ensure the suitability of a particular technology as a solution to the identified need.
Application for CPD courses should be made directly to the Centre for Waste Management:
Centre for Waste Management
School of Built and Natural Environment
Kirkham Building KM110
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 893963
The Eco-Innovation Cumbria project aims to support SMEs to improve their efficiency, grow capacity and develop new solutions for industry. A range of short to long term interventions are being developed. The project brings together expertise from the University of Central Lancashire, Cumbria University and Lancaster University.