Level 2 Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Sludge)

This qualification pairs with the Waste Water Operations knowledge pathway. To achieve the full diploma, the learner must complete eight units, including six mandatory units, plus one unit from Option Group 1, and one units from Option Group 2. Mandatory:

  • Maintain a safe working environment working with treatment processes
  • Develop productive working relationships
  • Handle and store sludge for processing
  • Carry out on-site sampling and testing to maintain the quality of treatment processes and final product.
  • Maintain the quality of treatment processes: odour management and control
  • Maintain the quality of sludge treatment processes: mechanical sludge thickening
  • Option Group 1 – 1 unit must be taken from this group:

  • Receive, store and handle processing chemicals, reagents and other consumables
  • Carry out first-line maintenance on processing plant and equipment
  • Option Group 2 – 1 unit must be taken from this group

  • Maintain the quality of sludge treatment processes: digestion
  • Maintain the quality of sludge treatment processes: incineration
  • Sludge dryer options
  • Maintain the quality of sludge treatment processes: pasteurisation
  • Maintain the quality of sludge treatment processes: thermal hydrolysis