Diploma in Water Treatment 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 12 Number of Modules 12
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What Will I Learn?

Become introduced to water treatment
Learn about chlorination, and chlorination byproducts
Acquire the skills and knowledge to lead a team in water treatment works
Learn about disinfection essentials and the disinfection byproducts
Gain an understanding of the oxidation chemistry and the oxidising agents
Understand the work policies and procedures of water treatment works
Understand about water disinfection methods and waterborne pathogens


In order to protect environmental health and safety, preserve the environment and prevent diseases often modern methods are relied on for water treatment. The Diploma in Water Treatment at QLS Level 4 course aims to educate individuals who work or intend to work in water treatment plants. Learners will be fully equipped to function independently in water treatment works. The course will enable individuals who are in the decision-making process related to how much chemical is used in water treatment.

The course will cover key topics such as introducing learners to chlorination, understanding disinfection and rules, water disinfection methods, maintaining equipment used in water treatment and the process for treating wastewater.

Learners who qualify in the Diploma in Water Treatment at QLS Level 4 will be able to control and operate specific processes of water treatment works on context of policies and procedures. Learners will acquire in-depth knowledge of water treatment and an overall understanding of chlorination byproducts, oxidising agents and waterborne pathogens. The course will also enlighten learners on the proper skills and knowledge of the maintenance of water treatment works.

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 forces 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?

  • Wastewater Personnel
  • Professionals employed in jobs related to chlorination
  • Water Treatment Operators
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Anyone wanting to learn about water treatment works
  • 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 Water Treatment 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 Water Treatment at QLS Level 4 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04893

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 Water Treatment at QLS Level 4, you will gain knowledge and skills that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this 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
  • 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. Waterborne Pathogens
Waterborne Pathogens
02. Bacteriological Monitoring
Bacteriological Monitoring
03. Waterborne Viruses Introduction
Waterborne Viruses Introduction
04. Chlorination Introduction
Chlorination Introduction
05. Understanding Disinfection
Understanding Disinfection
06. Disinfection Rules
Disinfection Rules
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07. Chlorination Byproducts
Chlorination Byproducts
08. Sodium Hypochlorite Section
Sodium Hypochlorite Section
09. Calcium Hypochlorite Section
Calcium Hypochlorite Section
10. Oxidizing Agents
Oxidizing Agents
11. Water Disinfection Methods Review
Water Disinfection Methods Review
12. Ozone Section
Ozone Section
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Exam Quiz

Students feedback


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    Daniel Blaney

    February 08, 2019
    Good Learning Experience

    Understood the best methods of drinking safe water and the water treatment process involved. Good learning experience.



    January 23, 2019
    Informative Course

    Very informative course which taught all the aspects which were needed for the completion of the assessments. Overall, it was great learning experience.

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    Natalie Diaz

    January 14, 2019
    Useful Course

    Useful course! This course which I have completed was rich in content and I was exposed to a wide range of very useful information.

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