Postgraduate Certificate in Energy & Fuels from Waste
Delivery dates for 2013
New dates announced soon
- Intensive three-module training programme
- Each module delivered over three consecutive days
- Modules delivered by leading figures in industry & academia
- CIWM accredited
- Site visits throughout the NW of England
Delivery timetable 2013
Feedstocks and Technologies for Energy and Fuel
Management of Energy and Fuel Generation Projects
Environmental Management of Waste Derived Energy Generation
Registration is available via Lancaster University's online store:
This three module course has been developed by LEC resident company Stopford Energy & Environment. It aims to provide attendees with a detailed introduction to the energy and fuels from waste sector.
Drawing on the expertise of practicing professionals and academics, the course gives an overview of waste management practices in the UK, before providing a detailed examination of waste feedstock treatments, energy and fuel generation technologies and current and emerging policy drivers in this fast-changing sector. Projects logistics, finance, planning and decision making are dealt with by specific reference to several planned and operational energy and fuel from waste projects, ranging from a 5MW biomass power plant through to a multi-billion pound PFI agreement. The course concludes by providing a thorough grounding in the environmental management of waste-derived energy generation projects, with topics ranging from site selection and surveying, through to the formulation and implementation of an environmental management system. Students who follow all three modules, and successfully undertake the course’s assessment exercises will be awarded a PG-Cert in Energy and Fuels from Waste.
Who should attend?
The course has been designed to have broad appeal. As such, we welcome competent people at all stages of their career. We believe the course will be particularly beneficial to individuals working in the following sectors: waste management; environmental management; renewable energy; fuel manufacturing; local authority planning; environmental permitting; technology assessment/development; capital investment; energy consulting; fuel supply logistics; utility provision.
How long will the course last?
Each module will be delivered over 3 consecutive days (Tues-Thurs) giving around 25 hours of contact time. In addition, students will be given up to 175 hours of directed learning, including an assessment exercise for those students wishing to be considered for the qualification of PG Cert. The first module will run in January 2013, the second in February 2013 and the third in March 2013.
Is the course accredited?
Yes. The course is accredited by Lancaster University who will be the awarding body should you wish to study towards the full PG-Cert in Energy and Fuels From Waste. Each module is worth 20 x Level-7 credits, meaning the full PG-Cert is worth 60 credits. For reference, a masters degree is usually equivalent to 180 Level 7 credits.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM). This gives students 12 months free student membership of CIWM plus a suite of additional benefits.
What does the course cover?
The course has 3 modules:
1. Feedstocks and Technologies for Energy and Fuel Generation
2. Management of Energy and Fuel Generation Projects
3. Environmental Management of Waste Derived Energy Generation
Each of these modules will be taught over three days with 175 additional hours of directed learning.
Who will lead the course?
The course has been assembled by Stopford Energy and Environment on behalf of Lancaster University. The course will be delivered by Lancaster University but will draw heavily on the expertise of organisations who are active in this sector. These include Stopford and Peak Associates, plus about 25 other private, public and academic organisations. There is a strong NW focus to the course.
How will the course be taught?
The course will be delivered as a series of lectures, seminars and site visits. Site visits make up around 30-40% of the course and will give students the opportunity to see facilities in operation, and to ask questions of site managers and operatives. Some of the time spent on site visits will be used for the delivery of lectures and seminars.
Lectures and seminars will be designed to be as interactive as possible, enabling lecturers to be interrupted and quizzed, and for discussions to take place. Lectures will contain tasks for students to undertake under supervision, and time will be set aside to enable group discussions to take place and experiences to be shared.
What organisations are contributing towards the course?
A unique feature of this course is that it is being delivered by individuals representing almost 20 leading organisations involved in the fuels and energy from waste sector. All presenters are experts in their individual fields and are drawn from a wide-range of organisations including financiers, developers, operators and regulators.
How much will the course cost?
Course fees for EU students are shown below.
Fees for non-EU students are available on request.
The fees include coffee breaks, lunch and travel to site visits, plus all tuition and learning materials. The fee does not attract VAT and is therefore zero-rated.
3 x modules
Public sector: £1,600
Where will the course take place?
The course will be based at Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) which is housed within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Lancaster University. Around 30-40% of the course will be delivered off-site at the premises of our partner organisations who are hosting site visits. Site visits are normally within 1 hour of LEC and transport will be provided. Due to the time involved in travelling to some sites, it will be necessary to shorten lunch on some occasions.
Where will I stay?
We have secured preferential rates of £82 per person per night (inc. VAT) at nearby Lancaster House Hotel. The hotel, which is situated within a 5 minute walk of Lancaster Environment Centre offers guests 4-star accommodation; breakfast is included in the price. To qualify for the preferential rate, students should mention Lancaster University when they make their bookings.
Alternatively, Lancaster University has a number of on-campus visitor rooms available at very competitive rates. Please contact the University’s conference office for information.
Evening meals can either be purchased at Lancaster House Hotel, at various locations across Lancaster University’s campus or in nearby Lancaster city centre. Lunch and light refreshments are included within the course fee.
Can I just attend for a particular day?
No, unfortunately not, although it is possible to register for individual modules in isolation of the others.
Will I need to do any work prior to or after the course?
In order to ensure that all registered students have a similar basic level of understanding, some recommended reading materials will be circulated in advance of the course. This will contribute to your recommended 200 learning hours per module. Following the course, an assessment exercise will be set which will be compulsory for those students wishing to be considered for the award of a PG-Cert in Energy and Fuels from Waste. The standard of work required by the this exercise will ensure that students maximise their learning from the course, and will bring learning hours up to the required 200 hours per module.
When does the course run?
New dates announced soon
When do I need to register by?
Registration will close one week before module delivery.
How do I register?
Register via Lancaster University's online store.
For any further registration enquiries please contact the course coordinator Dr Ruth Alcock by email: email@example.com
What if I need to cancel?
Cancellations can only be received up to 8 weeks in advance of the course. Cancellations after this date will not result in a refund.
Who do I contact for further information?
If you need any further information, then please contact the course coordinator Dr Ruth Alcock by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01524 510 526.