Level 2 Diploma in Operating Process Plant (Surface Water Treatment)

This qualification pairs with the Water Operations knowledge pathway. To achieve the full diploma, the learner must complete ten units, including nine mandatory units, plus one optional unit. Mandatory:

  • Maintain a safe working environment working with treatment processes
  • Develop productive working relationships
  • Receive, store and handle processing chemical, reagents and other consumables
  • Carry out on-site sampling and testing to maintain the quality of treatment processes and final product
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment processes: abstraction, raw water management and pre-treatment
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment processes: disinfection
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment processes: chemical dosing and control
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment processes: clarification
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment processes: filtration
  • Optional units – 1 unit must be taken from this group:

  • Handle and store sludge for processing
  • Carry out first-line maintenance on processing plant and equipment

    The additional units below are available, to allow the learner to cover further skills that may not be common to the rest of the workforce, but do not contribute to the achievement of this diploima. Additional Units:

  • Maintain the quality of water treatment processes: ozone
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment: membranes
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment: selective ion exchange
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment: adsorption
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment: controlling infestation
  • Maintain the quality of water treatment processes: control of supply to distribution
  • Maintain the quality of treatment processes: UV disinfection
  • Maintain the quality of sludge treatment processes: mechanical sludge dewatering