The ECoW role is fundamental to the construction industry, providing advice and guidance on best practice in a variety of environmental issues on site.
This Masters level programme provides a general overview of all areas in which an Environmental Clerk of Works will be required to operate.
Topics include: the end-to-end construction process; water management and pollution control; waste and resource management (land contamination, waste, sustainability); auditing skills and project management.
The programme has been developed in collaboration with industry bodies including SEPA and can be used as recognised CPD. It can also be used as credit towards various Masters programmes.
On completion of the course and successful submission of a final assessment, candidates will be awarded 20 credits at SCQF Level 11. The course is also undergoing IEMA validation and we will have further details of this soon.
The course content is designed to be as interactive as possible with workshops forming the foundation of the course, with sessions on:
Course outline is as follows:
Introduction to the Environmental Clerk of Works role
Understanding Construction Industry Contracts and Processes
Foundations of Water Management: 1. Overview of Legislative Framework
Foundations of Water Management: 2. Good Practice and Spill Response
Foundations of Water Management: 3. Planning and Pollution Incidents
Auditing and Reporting as an Environmental Clerk of Works
Ecology for ECoWs
Emerging Risks in the ECoW Environment
Mental Health, Resilience and Communication
Review of content, presentations and discussion
The course content will also be accessible online for a limited time after the course has been delivered, allowing participants to revisit the learning materials in order to consolidate their learning.
Up to £790 towards the cost of the course is available from the UWS-SFC Upskilling Fund, designed to support training in skills gaps in Scotland. Please contact us for further information.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
Delegates should have a basic understanding of environmental constraints associated with the construction industry. Course participants may already be working as an ECoW or similar, or hold a relevant first degree and have industry experience.
This course is for those providing any onsite environmental auditing and compliance services.