This course will prepare participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for success in operation of water treatment plants. It will also provide formal certification to operatives in this area.
In Stage 1, the focus is on developing a greater understanding of the Water Industry in Ireland.
In Stage 2, the focus is on water sector specific specialist topics.
Key Course Information
In collaboration with Irish Water and the Local Authority Services National Training Group, L6 Certificate in Drinking Water Treatment Operations (online and on a part time basis) tailored to address the increasing and demanding needs of water treatment plant operations.
Available to operatives in Local Authorities, Irish Water and Private Sector Water organisations. Approved Local Authority and Irish Water employees will have their fees fully funded to undertake these programmes.
Stage 1 focuses on developing a greater understanding of computer applications, health and safety, flow measurement and controls, as well as law and compliance.
In Stage 2 the focus is on water sector specific specialist topics in the drinking water area including source abstraction and quality, drinking water treatment, treatment plant maintenance and drinking water sludge treatment. Advanced drinking water treatment is also included in stage 2.
Two one day workshops will take place each semester in ATU Sligo. Attendance at the workshops will be compulsory.
Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024
A Level 5 qualification (e.g. leaving certificate) or equivalent is required for entry to this programme.
Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at email@example.com.
Graduates will be qualified to work in Water Treatment Plants as operators to the expected industry standard. This qualification may become the standard that the major operators in the Water Industry in Ireland will come to expect from their operators.
Students who wish to continue their studies following completion of this programme can complete a further 60 credits by way of (a) a 30 Credit Work Based Project Module and (b) 30 credits of modules not already undertaken from the Certificate in Waste Water Treatment Operations. On completion of these additional 60 Credits (120 Credits in total will then be held) students will be entitled to the award of a Higher Certificate in Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations and can apply to progress to our Level 7 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on application process.
Academic Year 2023/24 Fees
|Total Programme Fees||€4,800|
To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage.
If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.
For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.
If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage.
|ICT and Transferable Skills||05|
|Water and Wastewater Science Module||05|
|Health & Safety for Treatment Plant Operators||05|
|Law and Compliance||05|
|Networks Flow Measurement and Control||05|
|Water Sources, Abstraction and Quality||05|
|Drinking Water Treatment||10|
|Drinking Water Sludge Treatment||05|
|Drinking Water Treatment Plant Maintenance||05|
|Advanced Drinking Water Treatment||05|