Diploma in Modern Disinfection 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 15 Number of Modules 15
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What Will I Learn?

Learn about chlorine and the history of chlorination
Learn the fundamental basics of the chemistry of chlorination and the byproducts of chlorination
Learn about disinfection essentials and disinfection byproducts
Learn about oxidation chemistry and the oxidising agents
Understand water disinfection methods and waterborne pathogens
Learn about the safe drinking water act and disinfection byproduct regulations


The Diploma in Modern Disinfection at QLS Level 4 course will educate individuals on modern disinfection methods in water treatment works. The process refers to adding chlorine in order to achieve clean water distribution by killing certain bacteria and microbes present. The purpose of water disinfection is to prevent waterborne diseases spread namely cholera, dysentery and typhoid. Modern disinfection methods can inactivate most microbes and it is highly effective in killing viruses and bacteria present in water. The course will also introduce learners to the safe drinking water act.

Chlorination is widely used in water disinfection. It was used a century ago and is still considered a modern method today.  

The Diploma in Modern Disinfection at QLS Level 4 will give learners a comprehensive understanding of chlorine, halogens and iodine. Learn about the basics and history of chlorine, and the byproducts of chlorination. The course will feature key topics such as disinfection essentials, byproducts of disinfections, oxidation chemistry, oxidation agents, chlorine exposure limits, chlorination equipment requirements and chlorine health hazards.

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?

  • Professionals employed in jobs related to chlorination
  • Water Treatment Operators
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Sanitary Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Anyone wanting to learn about chlorination as a modern disinfection method
  • 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 Modern Disinfection 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 Modern Disinfection at QLS Level 4 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04882

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 Diploma in Modern Disinfection 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.

  • Water Treatment Operator - £23,153 per annum
  • Environmental Scientist - £26,720 per annum
  • Environmental Engineer - £30,070 per annum
  • Water Resources Operator
  • Certified Water Operator
Other jobs you can get
  • Water Operator
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager
  • 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. Disinfection Introduction
Disinfection Introduction
02. Disinfection Rules
Disinfection Rules
03. Chlorine
04. Understanding Combined Chlorine Residual
Understanding Combined Chlorine Residual
05. Understanding Waterborne Viruses
Understanding Waterborne Viruses
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06. Halogen Section
Halogen Section
07. Chlorine Timeline
Chlorine Timeline
08. Chemical Equations
Chemical Equations
09. Chlorine Gas Section
Chlorine Gas Section
10. Calcium Hypochlorite Section
Calcium Hypochlorite Section
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11. Chlorine Health Hazard Section
Chlorine Health Hazard Section
12. Chlorine Dioxide Section
Chlorine Dioxide Section
13. Waterborne Pathogens
Waterborne Pathogens
14. Total Coliforms
Total Coliforms
15. Respiratory Protection
Respiratory Protection
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Exam Quiz

Students feedback


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    G M

    Grace Moreton

    March 01, 2019
    Enjoyed Learning

    I was able to learn all about the modern disinfection methods in water treatment works after completing this course. Enjoyed learning.

    L E

    Lucifer Edward

    February 28, 2019
    Good Experience

    I was able to learn a lot from this course. Good experience overall.



    February 21, 2019
    Great Course

    Great course. The content given in this course helped me immensely.

    Z A

    Zoella Alyward

    February 13, 2019
    Awesome Course

    I learnt a lot about the subject and many related aspects. Awesome course.

    E M

    Eva Martina

    January 15, 2019
    Very Informative Course

    A very informative course which taught the importance of ware disinfection methods to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases.

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