Frontline Environmental Services Vocational Qualification

Did you know SQA and WAMITAB offer a nationally recognised Frontline Environmental Services Level 2 Award? This award is suitable for people wishing to join the waste management industry, apprentices and people who already work in Frontline Environmental Services and would like to gain a formal qualification.  If you are an employee or an employer and would like to find out more including any available funding please contact

Mandatory Units
  • Manual handling and lifting loads
  • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Contribute to the sustainability, maintenance and preservation of the environment
  • Work with others to improve customer service
Optional Units Group B – select 2 from the below options
  • Working with other people
  • Manual collection of waste
  • Transportation of waste
  • Maintain the security of waste management facilities
  • Mechanically handle waste
  • Collect recyclable materials
  • Control vehicle movements on site
  • Mechanically handle recyclable materials
  • Control the reception of recyclable materials
Optional Units Group C – select 4 from the below options
  • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for waste management activities
  • Comply with emergency procedures on waste management activities
  • Loading a waste transport vehicle
  • Control the risk from vehicle and plant movements on waste management facilities
  • Validation of waste
  • Manually clear snow and treat highways and land for ice
  • Inspection of vehicles used in waste management facilities
  • Store waste and operating materials within a waste management facility
  • Maintain effective working relationships during recycling operations
  • Workplace hazard awareness and control
  • Use and maintain equipment and machines
  • Work safely at heights
  • Control the handover of recyclable materials
  • Sort and prepare recyclable materials for processing
  • Operate plant for the processing of recyclable materials
  • Perform street cleansing manually
  • Perform street cleansing by machine
  • Clean and maintain external surfaces and areas
  • Loading a hazardous waste transport vehicle
  • Loading a non-hazardous waste transport vehicle
  • Loading an inert waste transport vehicle
  • Use and maintain ride-on powered equipment
  • Use and maintain non-powered and hand-held powered tools and  equipment
  • Use and maintain pedestrian controlled powered equipment