A suite of industry-relevant qualifications is available for new entrants to the sector through to management level.

Key sectors supported include:

  • Waste and Resource Management
  • Facilities Services
  • Cleaning and Support Services
  • Street Cleansing
  • Parking

To learn more about the range of qualifications available visit our Qualification Search page.

CIWM (WAMITAB) Operator Competence Scheme:

CIWM (WAMITAB) certificates qualifications providing evidence that technically competent people have the knowledge and skills to ensure waste sites comply with the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations.

Our easy-to-use Risk Tier Table Search facility helps you to identify the relevant qualifications based on the risk level of your site and the Standard Rule Permit.


Employers can access Apprenticeship qualifications in all the sectors that CIWM (WAMITAB) supports. For more information about apprenticeships contact

In addition to regulated qualifications, CIWM (WAMITAB) provides employers with a range of bespoke solutions to support the development of people and the operation of a safe and compliant site.


Accreditation provides national recognition of the added value an employer developed training programme or course brings to their workforce.  Reviewed through an independent panel and certificated (optional) through WAMITAB; this scheme recognises quality training.  Click here to find out more….


Validate is a unique skills audit system that measures if employees have developed the required knowledge and skills to perform their job roles to the correct standard. At the same time, this system supports employers to meet compliance, health and safety requirements. Validate and Validate Mobile provide a flexible system to meet all sizes and types of employers.  Click here to find out more….


A partnership between Dorset Action Safety and Health, the HSE and CIWM (WAMITAB) brought DASH to employers. This programme provides waste industry specific health and safety training materials that can be delivered in-house over 1.5 days, supported with a high quality DVD. Focused on collection operatives and supervisors. Click here to find out more….

Become a Centre

CIWM (WAMITAB) qualifications are offered both at full cost (CIWM (WAMITAB) Competence scheme) and can also draw down funding. For those employers who do not have access or are not necessarily interested in funded qualifications; becoming a centre provides a convenient and cost effective way to benefit from a qualified workforce backed by the CIWM (WAMITAB) brand. The Benefits:

  • Low cost of entry.  A one off application fee which covers quality assurance, administration and centre approval visits (on-going) by our External Quality Assurer.
  • Own in-house assessors to deliver the qualifications therefore no external training provider costs.
  • Low cost individual learner registration and certificate fee starting from £75.00 per learner (no additional costs incurred).
  • You own the quality assurance and the monitoring of assessors and internal quality assurers.
  • Supporting employees to become assessors and internal quality assurers will provide a progression route and improve commitment to you as the employer.

To become a centre either complete the form below or email the Commercial Team to arrange an informal discussion –

CIWM (WAMITAB) Whistle-blowing Policy

Whistle blowing encourages and enables individuals to raise serious concerns with CIWM (WAMITAB) rather than overlooking a problem or ‘blowing the whistle’ outside. CIWM (WAMITAB) is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, honesty and integrity for the benefit of its approved centres, learners and the public at large.

This policy aims to:

  • Encourage CIWM (WAMITAB) learners and approved centre staff to report wrong doings, in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated as appropriate and that their confidentially will be respected.
  • Make guidance available to those who wish to report wrong doings.

All concerns will be treated in confidence and every effort will be made not to reveal your identity if you so wish. At the appropriate time, however, you may need to come forward as a witness.