Course Description

Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance - Level 4

Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance - Level 4 is a course run by South London College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 200 Guided Learning Hours. Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance - Level 4 gives a Course Qualification of Diploma. For more information about Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance - Level 4 at South London College, please review the details below.

Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance – Level 4 

(Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standards)

Looking for a way to improve your employment or progression opportunities within the wastewater collection industry? Then get on board this Diploma in collection Operation and Maintenance – Level 4 (USA Standards) to give life to your dreams. This comprehensive course is an esteemed certification that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills in operating and maintaining a wastewater collection system effectively, provided you have a recognized qualification at level 3 or above in a related disciple to get started with this course.

This intricate course will provide insights into wastewater collection by educating you on gravity sanitary sewers, flow monitoring, flow capacity, flow infiltration and inflow and dye testing. You will get to learn about low pressure system and its operation, followed by modules that will adequately cover the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit programme. The wastewater collection rules and regulations and the summary of clean water act will also be duly discussed through this course to enlighten you on the legal aspects of the construction system.

This course is a great opportunity for you to get your hands on the CMOM program, along with its elements and audits. This course will also provide you with the opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of pre-treatment in wastewater collection. By the end of this course, you will have a great grip on collection operation and maintenance to make significant progress within the industry.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Course Curriculum
01. Wastewater Collection System Introduction
02. Understanding Gravity Sanitary Sewers
03. Flow Monitoring
04. Flow Capacity
05. Sewer Cleaning
06. Infiltration And Inflow
07. Dye Testing
08. Manhole Section
09. Closed Circuit Television
10. Smoking Out Sewer Leaks
11. Low Pressure System Description And Operation
12. Grease
13. Grease Interceptors
14. Pumps And Lift Stations Section
15. Hydrogen Sulfide Section
16. Wastewater Collection Rules And Regulations Section
17. Clean Water Act
18. Cmom
19. What Are Sanitary Sewer Overflows
20. Combined Sewer Overflows
21. The Elements Of A Proper Cmom Program
22. Overflow Response Plan
23. Cmom Audits
24. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
25. Pretreatment Roles And Responsibilities

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

Job seekers
Professionals related to wastewater collection
Collection System Manager
Water Treatment Operator
Anyone interested in learning about collection operation and maintenance

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance – Level 4 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Other benefits

Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
Save time and money on travel
Learn at your convenience and leisure
Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
Free Career Support Service
25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)

The Diploma in Collection Operation and Maintenance - Level 4 course at South London College is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderSouth London College
Course LocationDublin
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationDiploma
Course Duration200 Guided Learning Hours
Course Fee199
Entry RequirementsLearners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT. A recognised qualification at level 3 or above in any discipline.
Carear PathCollection System Manager Wastewater Operations Manager Collection System Maintenance Manager Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Technician Wastewater Treatment Specialist Water Treatment Operator - £23,153 per annum
Phone+44 203 884 3001
Course CodeQLS-04875
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Course Provider

South London College

35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, Dublin, United Kingdom. Eircode: EC4M 7JN

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