Certificate in Science in Water and Wastewater Operations

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Credits 30*
  • Course Code NA
  • Award Certificate
  • Duration 1 Year

Course Summary

The course entails 30 credits consisting of 3 modules in the first semester and 3 modules in the second semester.

The modules are as follows:

Semester 1

  • ICT & Transferable Skills
  • Water and Wastewater Science 
  • Health and Safety for Treatment Plant Operators 

Semester 2

  • Energy Management
  • Law and Compliance
  • Networks Flow Measurement and Control

Springboard+ 2020 Approved Course: A limited number of places are available on the Springboard+ 2020 programme.  If you are unemployed, you may be entitled to free fees for this programme under this initiative. If you are in employment, you may be entitled to 90% funding for this programme, under this initiative. You will find this programme available on the Springboard+ website and can submit an application on the Springboard site at www.springboardcourses.ie

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021

Entry Requirements

Level 5 or equivalent

Career Opportunities

Opportunities to work in the Water and Wastewater Sector 

Further Study

Certificate in Drinking Water Treatment Operations

Certificate in Wastewater Treatment Operations

Level 7 BSc in Environmental Management

Level 8 BSc in Environmental Science


Did you know?

This course is the first year of the Level 6 Certificate in Drinking Water Operations & the Level 6 in Wastewater Treatment Operations, both of which have been developed in conjunction with Irish Water and Local Authorities to ensure consistency of education for operators of Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants


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