Learners will develop the knowledge and understanding underpinning work in a broad range of job roles within the waste, resource and construction industry. This qualification is perfect for existing employees or apprentices that need to understand the underlying principles of resource management to ensure services are delivered safely, efficiently and to a high standard. This qualification will support career progression from operative to team leader/supervisory level occupation within the waste `resource and construction industry.

This qualification is suitable for a variety of job roles in the sector or within a particular organisation – including:

  • Recycling operative
  • Materials logistic operative
  • Control room operative
  • Mobile plant operative
  • Multi-skilled operative
  • Weighbridge operative

Course Delivery

Delivery will be via a combination of workplace assessment, classroom delivery and self-study, typically equating to 9 hours per month.

Recommended Time in Framework

The recommended time to complete the framework is 13 months.

Competence & Knowledge Components

  • Level 3 Waste Resources Operative
  • Functional Skills in English and Mathematics.


Core Knowledge

  • Industry Awareness
  • Operations

Core Skills

  • Reporting and recording information
  • Carry out routine checks

Core Behaviours

  • Take responsibility
  • Professionalism

End Point Assessment (EPA)

Once the Employer and On Programme Assessor determine the individual is ready for their EPA, a formal meeting will be held to plan an End Point Assessment with an Independent End Assessor.