Diploma in Collection System Operator at QLS Level 4

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By Endorsed by "Quality Licence Scheme"
Guided Learning Hour 100 Guided Learning Hours (100)
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 10 Number of Modules 10
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What Will I Learn?

Gain insight into wastewater collection by learning about gravity sanitary sewers, flow monitoring, flow capacity, flow infiltration and inflow and dye testing
Learn about the low pressure system description and operation
Understand the hydraulic principles, general pumping fundamentals and pump categories
Have a thorough understanding of wastewater collection rules and regulations
Learn about the CMOM programme
Understand what confined space entry programme, permit, duties and responsibilities are
Learn about the NPDES programme and its permit


The Diploma in Collection System Operator at QLS Level 4 course will focus on the job role and responsibilities of the Collection System Operator. The primary goal is treating wastewater with the aim of controlling water pollution and removing toxins and chemicals before the water is released.  

In order to become an effective Water System Operator, the learner must have good functioning knowledge of the collection system. They must understand collection system operation and procedures, have vast knowledge on wastewater collection rules and regulations and an understanding of the clean water act.

The Diploma in Collection System Operator at QLS Level 4 is geared for individuals who want to have a career as a collection operator. The course will give learners insight into wastewater collection and an in-depth understanding of gravity sanitary sewers, flow monitoring, flow capacity, flow infiltration and inflow and dye testing. Additionally, individuals will learn about low pressure system description and operation. The course will be helpful to learners who want to understand more about the CMOM and NPDES programs.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Collection System Operators
  • Entry requirements
  • Access Duration
  • Method of assessment
  • Certification
  • Endorsed by
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other benefits
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

In order to complete the Diploma in Collection System Operator at QLS Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your Quality Licence Scheme certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Diploma in Collection System Operator at QLS Level 4 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04876

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Once you successfully completed the Diploma in Collection System Operator at QLS Level 4, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted.With this completion you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com/career-path-planner is given below.

  • Collection System Manager
  • Senior Collection System Operator
  • Collection System Director
  • Wastewater Operations Manager
  • Collection System Maintenance Manager
  • Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Technician
  • Wastewater Treatment Specialist
  • Water Treatment Operator - £23,153 per annum
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for  TOTUM discount card

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

Course Curriculum

01. Wastewater Collection System Introduction
Wastewater Collection System Introduction
02. Wastewater Collection Rules and Regulations
Wastewater Collection Rules and Regulations
03. Wastewater Collection
Wastewater Collection
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
04. Grease
05. Pumps and Lift Stations
Pumps and Lift Stations
06. Motor Section
Motor Section
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
07. Hydrogen Sulfide
Hydrogen Sulfide
08. Safety
09. Other Hazards
Other Hazards
10. Lockout - Tagout Training
Lockout – Tagout Training
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Exam Quiz

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    Hugh Collingwood

    March 01, 2019
    One Great Course

    I was able to gain a higher level of knowledge on wastewater collection, an important aspect of study in the current context . One great course overall.

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