The combination of topical content, industrial input, wide ranging learning resources, plus the opportunity to gain a formal, accredited qualification makes it a winning package. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to new entrants to the industry as well as those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base.

Mike Hibbert, Sustainable Resource Solutions Ltd


The course is well-structured and well-presented, touching upon the key technical, financial and political issues the EfW [Energy-from-Waste] sector is faced with. Delivered through a balance of interactive lectures from practising professionals and from site visits to operational plants, the course provides a great platform for people new and old within the sector to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the industry.

Steve Conry, Landfill Gas Area Manager, Viridor


The course has contributed significantly to the development of my knowledge and understanding of the EfW sector and the key issues and considerations which relate to it. Importantly, it has enabled me to translate the information and teaching provided into meaningful measures that will be of immediate practical use in terms of my ability to contribute to the effective management of an EfW facility.

Louise Lund, United Utilities


As a relatively new employee in the waste industry, I was looking for a course which would develop my understanding of the EfW sector and the EFFW course at Lancaster did not disappoint. As well as providing a detailed assessment of the key technologies and feedstocks, the course developed a practical understanding of the legal and environmental obligations and challenges which face the EfW sector. The course was effectively delivered by a range of industry experts, which was complemented by relevant and interesting site visits.

Mark Dawber, Landfill Gas Engineer, Viridor


I work as Maintenance Manager for Sita UK at one of their mass-burn EfW facilities. Our aim is to meet wider company objectives by optimising the performance of the facility and by formulating operational plans. Occasionally, this means that the broader strategic drivers behind company and sectoral direction are overlooked. The postgraduate certificate fills in the blanks by examining the legislative and commercial drivers which impact on waste strategies of local authorities and waste management companies. New and emerging technologies are studied in conjunction with existing proven methods for treating waste. The classroom sessions are backed up with field visits to operational facilities, which enables real life scenarios to be studied and operators to be quizzed. This mixture of theoretical and practical teaching provides an excellent insight into the rapidly developing sector of energy from waste.

Mathew Kay, Maintenance Manager, Sita UK