Category Archives: COTC

Gordon McGuigan and Phil McFadyen being presented their WAMITAB COTC certificates at Barr Killoch Depot

Alasdair Meldrum, Director Albion Environmental Ltd was delighted to visit Barr Environmental Killoch Depot to formally present Gordon McGuigan and Phil McFadyen their respective WAMITAB Certificate of Technical Competence in Managing Hazardous Open Landfill and Managing Transfer station non hazardous qualifications.  Barr Environmental Ltd have a strong focus on staff development and are keen to offer training and development opportunities for all staff within their organisation. Albion Environmental Ltd are delighted to continue to support their needs with a range of training courses.

Albion would like to congratulate the staff on their hard work and dedication required to complete this qualification. We also thank Gordon Whiteford – Operations Director for his ongoing commitment to developing all his staff to improve Health, Safety and Environmental training across their company.

We Need your Help!!

Albion has delivered WAMITAB COTC (Certificate of Technical Competence) in waste management since 2002. These qualifications require candidates to complete vocational qualifications either via our SQA and WAMITAB approved centre.

We believe our approach is the most effective for both the candidate and the company, as in addition to gaining their WAMITAB COTC we ensure candidate completes the work and fills in any gaps in knowledge and experience as they progress through the qualification. The company benefits from a more experienced and qualified manager and get any gaps in their site processes updated as the award progresses!
We know what we think but we are really keen to find out what is important for you, and your organisation.

So we would be delighted if you could click on the link and complete a short survey letting us know what you think of how we deliver the WAMITAB COTC awards. You can remain anonymous however if you require feedback from us please include your contact details.

We will use this feedback to help develop and improve our delivery. We will also publish the key points from this survey.

If you have any questions regarding this survey please contact Kirstie MacDougall or call us directly on 01292 610428.

2 Day Training Course – Working With Waste Management

Are you compliant with current Waste Management Legislation or working towards gaining a WAMITAB Certificate of Technical Competence (CoTC) award?

If the answer is ‘yes’ then our 2 Day Working with Waste Management Legislation course is not to be missed.

Next Course 24th/25th July Book Here

Jointly awarded with the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS), this two-day course is intended to provide employees with the basic understanding of the legislation relating to the Waste and Resource Management industry.

Suitable for staff working on waste management facilities and staff working in areas where they handle and manage waste on a regular basis.

Through a mixture of lecturing, case studies, group work and exercises candidates will understand the principals of the following:

  • The Definition of Waste
  • Registration of Carriers
  • Duty of care
  • EWC Codes
  • Special Waste Regulations & Consigning Special Waste
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods (by road)
  • Storage of Hazardous /Special Wastes
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Health & Safety Management

Confirmation of learning is achieved by completion of all the course exercises with the successful candidate receiving a certificate jointly issued by REHIS and Albion.

Course Certification can be used to demonstrate Accredited Prior Learning (APL) for Waste Management awards accredited by WAMITAB and SQA.

To book your place on the 24th & 25th July please click here.

Jonathan Love Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Albion

It is with great pleasure Albion Environmental Ltd are celebrating Jonathan’s 10 years’ service with the company. When Jonathan joined the company in 2008, it comprised of 4 employees with the head office based in rented office space. Through the years Albion has grown steadily moving to its newly refurbished office “Albion House” in 2013. In 2017 an extension was added to increase office space and improve the onsite training facility. We now have a staff of 14.

Jonathan joined the company as an environmental assistant to implement the Environmental Management System ISO 14001 at Levenseat. During his time Jonathan has continued to manage Levenseats environmental management system with the recent successful transition to 2015 standards and now working towards a combined 14001 and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems ISO 45001:2018 system. John has also managed our Business Management System which is accredited to ISO.

Jonathan holds the following Certificates of Technical Competence: Managing Treatment Non-Hazardous Waste, Managing Landfill Non-Hazardous Waste, Managing Transfer Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste, and is currently progressing to Chartered IOSH status.

Key areas of expertise include waste compositional analysis, environmental monitoring and Health, Safety and environmental auditing, compliance and preparation of documents.

It is estimated that Jonathan has managed waste analysis projects sorting through over 300 tonnes of waste. He does grumble about it but secretly he enjoys being the “rubbish expert!!”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jonathan for his continued support and loyalty to the company over the years.

Contact 01292 610428 or

Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Waste Qualification Extension

The SQA have extended a number of their Waste Qualifications for a further two years. This includes the Waste Operations group of awards at Levels 2 & 3 as detailed below:


  • SVQ Level 2 in Waste Operations: Waste Collection Driver (GF9G22)
  • SVQ Level 2 in Waste Operations: Waste Collection Operative (GF9H22) 
  • SVQ Level 2 in Waste Operations: Waste Site Operative (GF9J22)
  • SVQ Level 2 in Waste Operations: Waste Team Leader (GF9K22)
  • SVQ Level 2 in Waste Operations: Waste Weighbridge Operative (GF9L22) 
  • SVQ Level 3 in Waste Supervisory Management (GF9M23) 


This versatile group of awards are suitable for candidates of all ages and at any stage of their careers. It includes new comers to the waste and resources industry and those who already have experience in this sector that wish to hold a qualification demonstrating their knowledge and expertise in this area. The extension will also cover the Level 4 Waste Management Diplomas, as listed below:


  • Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment – Hazardous Waste SCQF Level 7 (GG1K 47)
  • Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Physical and Chemical Treatment – Non-Hazardous Waste SCQF Level 7 (GG1M 47)
  • Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer – Hazardous Waste SCQF Level 7 (GG1L 47)
  • Diploma in Waste Management Operations: Managing Transfer – Non-Hazardous Waste SCQF Level 7 (GG1J 47) 


These awards are suitable for people working in waste management operations in management level roles who want demonstrate their competence. Albion Environmental Ltd are a registered SQA Centre with approval and vast experience in delivering all of these awards. If you would like any further information on these awards and how they can benefit you or your organisation the please get in touch.