Leppitt Associates have been an approved WAMITAB RQF training centre for 17 years.
Over 600 candidates/learners have successfully completed at least one award. These are now Regulated Qualification Framework qualifications (RQF, previously known as NVQs): they are assessed in the workplace through a portfolio of evidence, video observation etc.
Public sector clients include the NHS, Plymouth City Council, Cornwall Council, Isles of Scilly Council, Devon County Council, South Hams District Council, North and Mid Devon District Councils, Basildon Borough Council, Cardiff Council.
Private clients are both large companies such as Viridor, South West Water, Devon Waste Management and CORMAC Solutions Ltd, and small waste businesses operating a range of waste facilities including waste transfer stations (and associated skip hire), compost facilities, scrap metal yards and end-of-life-vehicle processors, land spreading and recovery operations (from quarries to land raise).
What do we offer?
The centre can provide assessment in a range of awards. These are governed by the Risk Tiers England in compliance with the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.
The typical cost per person for statutory awards, are as follows (excluding VAT):
High Risk WAMITAB registration – £260 RQF Only or £340 RQF & CoTC Centre registration – £260 Assessment – £65/hr [N.B. minimum charge of half a day (£260) per assessment visit] Travel – £17/hr Mileage – £0.65p/m Internal quality assurance (an independent assessment required for completion of the award ) – £260
Medium Risk WAMITAB registration – £130 Centre registration – £135 Assessment – £65/hr [N.B. minimum charge of half a day (£240) per assessment visit] Travel – £17/hr Mileage – £0.65p/m Internal quality assurance (an independent assessment required for completion of the award ) – £135
If you would like to register with the centre or discuss your training requirements please contact us
If you wish to Register with us you need to complete the registration form and return to Leppitt Associates. We will send an invoice and, once payment, is received the registration will be processed.
An invoice is sent after each visit and the next visit will occur after payment has been received.
Please also note that due to a large number of short notice cancellations there will be a charge of £600 if a visit is cancelled within less than 36 hours, although this may be waived in certain circumstances.
How long will it take to complete my award?
The time taken to complete the award depends on the experience of the learner and level of preparation prior to visits. On average, a high risk award takes about 6 days/visits and a medium risk award about 3 days/visits but this can vary depending on previous experience and the documentation available for the operations being assessed.
If required, mentoring is incorporated to facilitate progress through the award.
What is the assessment process?
On the first visit we provide a folder containing information about the award. The high risk award contains 12 units and the medium risk award contains 6 units. Units are broken down into assessment criteria. The learner has to provide a piece or pieces of evidence for each criterion. Evidence is recorded using a video: it may be observation of the site and works; paper copies of risk assessments; written site procedures; or answers to written and verbal questions. The assessment must be carried out at a permitted site, usually where the learner is employed.