EWS – The CIWM (WAMITAB) Training Specialists

EWS are a CIWM (WAMITAB) approved training provider and assessment centre, providing training nationwide to the waste industry.

We deliver all CIWM (WAMITAB) waste training qualifications from Level 1 to Level 4.  Our fixed price assessment packages are clear, transparent and competitive.  The price quoted includes everything you need to gain your qualification, with no hidden costs whatsoever!

CIWM (WAMITAB) have over 120 qualification pathways to choose from across the waste, environmental, cleaning, facilities management and parking sectors.  These qualifications promote competence in the workplace and environmental sustainability.


Our CIWM (WAMITAB) Assessors are waste industry professionals and are vastly experienced in their respective fields.  They are highly skilled at identifying the needs of individuals with differing skills, abilities and experience and adapting their approach to ensure the candidate gets the best learning experience every time.  We have experience and results delivered to all levels of learners and capabilities, from those who require basic knowledge and skills to those that require high-level technical knowledge and qualifications.

CIWM (WAMITAB) Level 4 Operator Competence Scheme

The CIWM (WAMITAB) operator competence scheme (sometimes known as a ‘CIWM (WAMITAB)’ or CoTC) is designed to allow permitted waste facilities in England and Wales to demonstrate they employ technically competent people with the knowledge and skills to ensure waste sites comply with Environmental Permitting Regulations (2007).  CIWM (WAMITAB) Level 4 Statutory Qualifications form the framework of this scheme.

CIWM (WAMITAB) Operator Competence is, therefore, a mandatory qualification for waste facility managers and others involved with the operational management of Permitted Waste Operations. These statutory awards are RQF Level 4 qualifications.

CIWM (WAMITAB) Primary Competence qualifications are categorised by the type of facility and the waste they accept and the levels of environmental risk they each present.  The CIWM/WAMITAB scheme categorises them into three “risk tiers”.

Which CIWM (WAMITAB) Statutory Qualification do I need?

We would always advise clients to check directly with the environment agency as to which CIWM (WAMITAB) Award you need to be in compliance with your permit.  For those operating under a standard rule permit, you can reference the CIWM (WAMITAB) risk tier table for further information.


• Hazardous Waste Treatment
• Hazardous Waste Transfer
• Hazardous Clinical Waste
• Thermal Treatment of Hazardous Waste
• Physical and Chemical Treatment of Hazardous Waste
• Landfill Open
• Landfill Closed
• Landfill Single Stream


• Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment and Transfer
• Non-Hazardous Clinical Waste Treatment and Transfer
• Physical Treatment
• Open Windrow Composting
• Closed-Vessel Composting
• Anaerobic Digestion
• Storage of Digestate, Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Wastes
• Inert Landfill (Open, Closed, Single Stream)
• Non-Hazardous Sludge and Land Spreading
• Contaminated Land Remediation
• Household Waste Recycling
• Mechanical Biological Treatment


• Non-Hazardous Waste Transfer and Storage
• Non-Hazardous Treatment to Produce Soil
• Inert Storage and Transfer
• Inert Physical Treatment
• Constructions Waste


CIWM (WAMITAB) Non-Statutory Qualifications (Levels 1-3)

EWS can deliver the below lower level 1 – 3 qualifications to cover a variety of occupations in waste and commercial industries.


CIWM (WAMITAB) Level 1 Qualifications

This level is ideal for new staff or for those wishing to gain basic skills and knowledge to gain employment.


CIWM (WAMITAB) Level 2 Qualifications

This level is ideal for staff who work within the industry, and you wish for them to be recognised for the skills and knowledge they have gained. Some of these courses can also attract funding for Apprentices programs or be funded through the Adult Learning Budget.


CIWM (WAMITAB) Level 3 Qualifications

This level is ideal for staff who work within the industry and are employed as team leaders or supervisors.


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