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Online Environmental Training


Environmental training has many benefits, for instance:

  • Teaching your staff about resource use, which can lead to reduced costs.
  • Educating your staff about environmental risks to reduce incidents.
  • Enhancing your company’s reputation.
  • Helping you to comply with the law.
  • Demonstrating your commitment to the environment.
  • Meeting corporate and environmental goals.

Our online environmental training courses are aimed at all levels of staff, regardless of their level of experience and education. Chartered environmentalists and waste managers develop each of our online courses. As a result, our experienced trainers will help you to minimise your environmental impact by improving your workforce’s environmental skills.

The following eLearning courses are available for download via the CIWM website, discounted for CIWM members.

Introduction to Environmental Awareness on a Waste Facility (Operative Level)

Site-Based Environmental Awareness on a Waste Facility (Supervisory level)

These online training courses provide a review of key environmental regulations applicable to waste facilities (e.g. waste transfer stations, materials recovery facilities, skip hire, household waste sites and similar waste sites) in England and Wales. They focus on offering practical guidance to help you identify and minimise the environmental risks associated with your waste facility.

Site-Based Environmental Awareness: Biowaste Facilities

This online training course provides a review of key environmental regulations applicable to biowaste facilities in England and Wales and focuses on offering practical guidance to help you identify and minimise the environmental risks associated with your waste facility.

Introduction to Waste Duty of Care

This online training course provides a high-level introduction to the crucial regulatory requirements of ‘waste duty of care’ using images, interactive elements, links, and quizzes to help you remember the course content.

Waste Producer Duty of Care in 15 minutes

Illegal waste activity costs the UK economy around £1 billion every year. If you handle, dispose of, deal or broker waste you have a duty of care to make sure you do not cause damage to human health or the environment. This online course provides an introduction to waste duty of care for waste producers, giving an overview of what it is and how to meet the requirements. This course is free to CIWM members.

The Waste Hierarchy in 5 Minutes

The waste hierarchy helps prevent the negative environmental impacts from waste management. This short online course outlines the basic principles of the waste hierarchy and why it is important to apply them to waste and resource management. This course is free to CIWM members.


You can contact to hear more about our bespoke environmental courses for your organisation. We have a broad range of experience delivering bespoke environmental and waste training courses, which means that we can tailor the course requirements to your company’s needs. Our learning topics include:

  • Environmental Awareness
  • Compliance with Waste and Environmental Regulations
  • Environmental Permit/Licence Compliance
  • Waste Duty of Care Requirements
  • Waste Minimisation
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Incident Prevention

Our approach is to engage with all employees so that we tailor our delivery to their role, level of education and experience. Therefore, this ensures that delegates remain engaged and learning goals are achieved. Above all, our trainers are highly experienced, approachable and have experience working with waste and environmental sector training bodies and regulators.

We can deliver our bespoke courses in a range of formats:

  • Online with live delivery from one of our experienced trainers
  • Downloadable with interactive elements, using industry standard technology
  • Face to face within your workplace

We can advise on the most effective method of delivery for your company.

Environmental Training Courses
Environmental training courses will support you in achieving your environmental goals
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