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Duration (approx) 500 hours
Qualification Proficiency Award

Study Water Conservation and Waste Management in this flexible course.

Study the conservation and management of valuable natural resources with this 500 hour qualification studied by Distance Learning.

Step 1: Core Modules: Learn more about Water Conservation and Environmental Waste Management.

Step 2: Choose an Elective Module from either Environmental Studies or Environmental Assessment.

Step 3: Apply what you have learned by completing a workplace project.

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Study the management and sustainability of water resources and environmental waste management.

Working in Water Conservation and Waste Management may be your ideal job, so taking a course to show your committment and determination is an excellent starting point!


Course Duration: 500 hours.

Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.

Content: The Proficiency Award In Water Conservation And Waste Management comprises two Core Modules, one Elective Module, and a Workplace Project.


  • Water Conservation comprises the strategies and plans involved in keeping water as a sustainable resource.


Choose one Elective Module from the following:

  • Enivronmental Studies - learn to understand ecology, our environment, the problems it faces, and the aims and roles of conservation.

Sustainability is important as the world's population grows and working in this important area could be a fascinating and rewarding occupation.


Complete your studies with a Workplace Project.  This is a 200 hour industry project/research project that enables you to focus on your area of interest within the industry.  There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement.  The options will be different dependent upon whether or not you currently work within the industry. The project can be work experience, voluntary experience, a project you carry out, other training you have already undertaken and there are other options.

You can start the Proficiency Award In Water Conservation And Waste Management at any time.

It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies.  Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.

Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment which the student submits to their course tutor.  The tutor will mark the assignment and return this to the student with comments and suggestions for further reading.

The Proficiency Award In Water Conservation And Waste Management requires 500 hours of study. It is made up of three 100 hour modules and a Workplace Project.

To pass the course –

  1. Pass all assignments on the three 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass three examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.
  3. Complete a Workplace Project.  The project should last around 200 hours.  There are four options available to you to satisfy this requirement.  Don’t worry if you are not sure at this stage, your tutor will be there to help you every step of the way. This includes evidence of work experience or other studies or workshops, a research project or completion of Workshop I.


  • We offer a high quality of teaching and support.  ACS is independent and was established in 1979.  The quality of our courses are testament to our success.
  • We offer our courses to start at any time to suit and for you to study at your own pace.
  • We offer flexibility - our online and eLearning study options allow you to choose the method of study which suits you best, enabling you to study when and where you want to.

Studying water conservation is a great way to get involved in conservation and environmental work - or improve your existing job and career opportunities. Study water conservation and waste management by distance learning with this great course. This is a great opportunity to continue to work while you are studying.

If you have any questions, please do contact us through our FREE COURSE COUNSELLING SERVICE.  Our Environmental tutors will be happy to answer any of your questions and offer guidance in choosing the right course for you.



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Meet some of our academics

Bob James (Environmental)Bob has a unique set of qualifications and experience having worked in applied biological and environmental sciences for more than 50 years. He holds a string of tertiary qualifications in animal, plant and environmental sciences; including a Masters Degree in Environmental Science. He has worked as a tutor with ACS since 1995. Bob has worked as a teacher, research scientist and consultant for both government and private enterprise undertaking jobs ranging from environmental surveys to waste disposal.
Dr Robert Browne (Environmental)Robert has an outstanding international reputation in Conservation, Environmental Management and Animal Science, having extensive experience across Europe, Australia, North America and central America. He has decades of experience working across subjects ranging from biodiversity and Wetland Ecology to Reptile Ecology and Animal Breeding. Zoologist, Environmental. He holds a B.Sc.(Hons) from the University of Tasmania and a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle. In recent years he has worked with Ghent University in the Netherlands, Antwerp University in Belgium, Perth Zoo in Australia and on a major sustainability project in Belize. Robert is a widely published research scientist and a referee for more than a dozen internationally renowned scientific journals. Robert brings a very comprehensive a unique experience to the school and provides our students an opportunity to learn from one of the worlds leading environmental and wildlife scientists.
Barbara Seguel B.Sc. M.Sc.Agricultural science graduate, biologist, marine scientist, aquaculturist and educator. Barbara has worked on farms, in ecotourism, education and publishing. She is widely travelled, having been educated in both California and Chile; and having worked in Hawaii, Mexico, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia.
Maggi BrownMaggi is regarded as an expert in organic growing throughout the UK, having worked for two decades as Education Officer at the world renowned Henry Doubleday Research Association. She has been active in education, environmental management and horticulture across the UK for more than three decades. Some of Maggi's qualifications include RHS Cert. Hort. Cert. Ed. Member RHS Life Member Garden Organic (HDRA) .

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