C&M Training recently assisted Albion Environmental Ltd (a local training provider based in Ayr) to deliver Modern Apprenticeships in Sustainable Resource Management.
Modern Apprentices from South Ayrshire Council, North Ayrshire Council and West Dunbartonshire Council who are working towards gaining their Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management recently attended a Waste Management Legislation Course in Ayr.
This course was developed and delivered by C&M Training and is jointly certificated by Albion Environmental Ltd and The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS). The course was designed to provide underpinning knowledge to the skills the Apprentices have been developing during their council employment.
With the continued support of Skills Development Scotland and the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme, young people can gain valuable employment experience whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.
Councillor John Hampton, Youth Champion for South Ayrshire Council said: “Through their participation in this programme each of the young people will gain a recognised qualification which is something that they can build on in the future. The practical experience that they will gain is invaluable and will help them to develop their personal skills.”
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C&M Training’s lead assessor (Craig Chandler) has been involved in a recent trial organised by Albion Environmental Ltd for the delivery of the Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management (FMP4) to service personnel.
With the recent government cutbacks, many highly skilled service personnel are looking for employment within the civilian workplace but face the issue of not having their skills and qualifications recognised by the civilian work sector.
Many service personnel working within Quartermasters’ posts have the ideal skillset and knowledge to work within the growing market of Facilities Management and a trial was commenced to match these against the national standards.
As part of the Trial, Craig (who has previous experience working within the army system) began the mapping process of matching the standards of the British Armies, All Arms RQMS course against the national standards found in the QCF Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management Practice (awarded by WAMITAB).
The process identified areas that would allow candidates that had passed the RQMS course to use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) when undertaking the civilian Diploma, thereby reducing the time to achieve the qualification and bringing the price down to the individual.
The initial trial was funded by Albion Environmental Ltd and involved 2 serving Warrant Officers Class 2 (WO2) who had passed the RQMS course and were serving in suitable posts.
The first successful candidate WO2 William Robertson RLC (formally RHF) received his Diploma in a ceremony held at the offices of Albion Environmental in Ayr.
Craig looks on as successful candidate; WO2 W Robertson receives his Diploma in Facilities Management Practice from Albion Environmental Ltd’s Alasdair Meldrum at a ceremony in Ayr.
WO2 Robertson said:
“After completing two years as an RQMS in the British Army, it was extremely gratifying to have successfully completed a recognised award in Facilities Management. The process was very straight forward as the assessor Craig had previously served in the Armed Forces and quickly identified which of my Army qualifications could be used to claim Previous Learning (RPL) to units within the award. With my other qualifications in management etc, I am now able to apply to the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) at Certified Level in recognition of my experience and qualifications gained over many years in the military”.
If you require any further information or would like register for the Diploma in Facilities Management Practice contact Albion Environmental Ltd on 01292 610 428 or Info@albion-environmental.co.uk
C&M Training recently delivered an SQA accredited Basic Instructional Techniques course (which incorporated the HN Unit “Planning & Delivering Learning Sessions to Groups”) at Prestwick International Airport.
The course was organised in response to a request by Prestwick Airports Engineering Manager, Steve Thompson who needed a number of airport staff trained and qualified to deliver “in house” training in a number of different disciplines.
The course was delivered & assessed by Craig Chandler (C&M Training’s senior Trainer) over a two week period and all of the delegates passed with flying colours.
Successful Candidates receiving their SQA certificates (L to R): Steve Thompson (Prestwick Airport), Peter Gaffney (Prestwick Airport), Marion Chandler (C&M Training), Adam McMonagle (Prestwick Airport) and Mathew Wilson (Prestwick Airport)
C&M Training’s senior consultant, Craig Chandler has developed
and delivered a Healthcare Waste Carrier (HWC) Trainers course as part of
an EU funded Healthcare Waste Management project in the Republic of Serbia.
The infectious healthcare waste management system in Serbia relies on the
transport of Infectious Waste (UN 3291) to Central Treatment Points (CTP)
for treatment prior to final disposal into landfill. This transport is governed
by both international agreements (ADR) and domestic legislation.
ADR requires that drivers transporting less than 333 Kg of Infectious Waste
in UN Approved containers need to receive training in line with the requirements
of ADR Chapter 1.3.
Training in the form of a Healthcare Waste Carriers (HWC) course was previously
developed by Craig to comply with this requirement and many of these courses
have been delivered throughout Serbia.
To ensure the sustainability of the HWC training system, it was decided
to develop key staff throughout Serbia to enable them to deliver the HWC
course. To facilitate this, a HWC Trainers course was developed and delivered.
The course was delivered at the National Institute for Public Health (NIPH) Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut in Belgrade by Craig Chandler (DGSA & ADR instructor) and Nenad Bosiljcic
The HWC Trainers Course delivered in Serbia at the National Institute for Public Health Dr Milan Jovanović Batut in Belgrade on 26 Sep 2012
C&M Training’s senior consultant, Craig Chandler has delivered
the first Veterinary Waste Managers (VWM) course as part of an EU funded
Healthcare Waste Management project in the Republic of Serbia.
The course (which was developed by Craig) is based on the successful Healthcare
Waste Managers (HWM) course format. The VWM course was adapted to reflect
the needs of the Veterinary sector & its associated legislation along
with current EU best practice. The objective of the training is to develop
key skills in nominated staff in order for them to manage safe and efficient
systems for the collection, storage, treatment and disposal of veterinary
waste in accordance with Serbian requirements and EU directives.
The first course was delivered in the University of Belgrade’s Veterinary
The first Veterinary Waste Managers (VWM) Course delivered in Serbia at the Veterinary Faculty in Belgrade (30-31 May 2012) by Craig Chandler & the TA-HCW Project Team.
C&M Training’s senior consultant, Craig Chandler has delivered
the first revised Healthcare Waste Managers (HWM) course as part of an EU
funded Healthcare Waste Management project in the Republic of Serbia.
The original course was developed on the first Technical Assistance project
back in 2008. For the current project the old course was totally re-written
by Craig to reflect current EU & Serbian legislation along with current
best practice. The objective of the training is to develop key skills in
nominated staff in order for them to manage safe and efficient systems for
the collection, storage, treatment and disposal of medical waste in accordance
with Serbian requirements and EU directives.
The training was delivered over 2 days and was split into 7 modules:
- The role of the Healthcare Waste Manager (HWM)
- Hazardous Healthcare Waste (Chemicals)
- Hazardous Healthcare Waste (Pharmaceuticals)
- The Treatment of Infectious Healthcare Waste
- Occupational Safety
- External Logistics (Waste Transportation including ADR)
- Recycling in the Healthcare Sector
- The course is also accredited by the Health Council of Serbia for the purposes of Continual Professional Development (CPD) which must be undertaken by all healthcare professionals working within the sector.
- The first course was delivered at the National Institute for Public Health (NIPH) Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut in Belgrade and was well received by the trainees.
C&M Training’s lead assessor, Craig Chandler has just completed
the assessment of his one hundredth level 4 vocational qualification
in Waste Management which leads to a Certificate of Technical Competence.
The award was completed for Jose Cabellero of East Lothian Council.
Commenting on his achievement Craig said “I was somewhat surprised
when I counted up the number of assessments I had completed and realised
I was nearing 100! I have learnt a lot during the process and continue
to develop and improve. I am particularly pleased the 100th candidate
was from East Lothian Council as I know and have worked with many of
Craig has delivered COTC assessment for 4 management staff and is currently
assessing some of their operational staff for SVQ level 2 waste management