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Learn all about the Biological Nutrient Removal process that is used widely to remove nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater, by taking this Diploma in Nutrient Removal – Level 4. This course program aims to help you incorporate the Nutrient removal process to wastewater systems in order to reduce nutrient concentrations on wastewater to safe levels and to avoid scenarios that can present problems for the ecosystem and the civilians. Through the very comprehensive course modules, you will come to realise the importance of the nutrient removal concept and why it has to be followed by every wastewater treatment systems.

The tutors have been very generous in exploring the clean water acts and legislations that has to be followed by wastewater treatment facilities to thrive in the long run. This course will also look into the common wastewater acronyms and terms and the effects of wastewater pollutants for humans, animals and the society as a whole.

The course curriculum will go on to delve into topics such as preliminary treatment, nitrogen control, total dissolved solids, water quality criteria, processed wastewater solids and many more to further build on your nutrient removal knowledge. You will also gain insight into the various nutrient removal technologies that are currently being used worldwide.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Study365 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 3 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 Study365 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.

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

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Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers, we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain an insight into the common wastewater acronym and terms
  • Familiarise with the clean water acts and legislations
  • Discover the effects of wastewater pollutants and the importance of nutrient removal from wastewater
  • Identify the various nutrient removal technologies used around the world
  • Explore topics such as preliminary treatment, nitrogen control, total dissolved solids, water quality criteria, processed wastewater solids and many more
  • Examine the process of nitrification and denitrification and the system’s associate with it
  • Identify the key design and operational issues related to nutrient removal
  • Delve into the concept of wastewater sampling and the two main types of sampling

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.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Individuals hoping to gain an employment in the wastewater management industry
  • Waste Water operators and workers looking to progress onto a more senior role
  • Anyone else interested in learning about nutrient removal from wastewater

Entry requirements

  • Learners 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.

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain a professional qualification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.

Please Note: Additionally, a total of £69 is charged for the assessment and certificate, and you need to pay that when submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially upon registering). This payment can be made in 02 installments.


ABC Awards and Certa Awards will provide successful learners with a Certificate of Achievement and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the units completed by the learner through this course.

Accredited Body

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.

Progression and career path

This certificate will greatly enhance your qualifications for a number of jobs in the wastewater management industry. You can also take this certificate as an opportunity to progress in your career or to expand your education in the area. Listed below are some of the jobs this certificate will benefit you in, along with the average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com,

  • Water Treatment Operator – 23,135 per annum
  • Waste Water Plant Operator – 24,366 per annum
  • Waste Water Operator
  • Sewage Plant Operator

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)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

1. Common Wastewater Acronyms and Terms
Common Wastewater Acronyms and Terms 00:00:00
2. Clean Water Act Section
Clean Water Act Section 00:00:00
3. Effects of Wastewater Pollutants
Effects of Wastewater Pollutants 00:00:00
4. Preliminary Treatment
Preliminary Treatment 00:00:00
5. Nutrient Removal Technologies
Nutrient Removal Technologies 00:00:00
6. Secondary Clarification Process
Secondary Clarification Process 00:00:00
7. Total Dissolved Solids
Total Dissolved Solids 00:00:00
8. Nitrogen Control
Nitrogen Control 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief I – Nutrient Removal Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
9. Processed Wastewater Solids
Processed Wastewater Solids 00:00:00
10. Water Quality Criteria
Water Quality Criteria 00:00:00
11. The Micro life or the Microorganisms
The Micro life or the Microorganisms 00:00:00
12. Microorganisms in Lagoons
Microorganisms in Lagoons 00:00:00
13. Nitrification
Nitrification 00:00:00
14. Algae
Algae 00:00:00
15. Activated Sludge Methods
Activated Sludge Methods 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief II – Nutrient Removal Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
16. Bacteria Section
Bacteria Section 00:00:00
17. Filamentous Bacteria
Filamentous Bacteria 00:00:00
18. Microthrix parvicella
Microthrix parvicella 00:00:00
19. PAX
PAX 00:00:00
20. Sphaerotilus natans
Sphaerotilus natans 00:00:00
21. Thiothrix I & II
Thiothrix I & II 00:00:00
22. Water Quality Trading
Water Quality Trading 00:00:00
23. Phosphorus
Phosphorus 00:00:00
24. Activated Sludge Process Section
Activated Sludge Process Section 00:00:00
25. Complete Mix Activated Sludge Process
Complete Mix Activated Sludge Process 00:00:00
26. Contact Stabilization Activated Sludge Process
Contact Stabilization Activated Sludge Process 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief III – Nutrient Removal Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
27. Aeration Section
Aeration Section 00:00:00
28. Aeration
Aeration 00:00:00
29. Blowers
Blowers 00:00:00
30. Secondary Clarifiers
Secondary Clarifiers 00:00:00
31. Scum Removal Equipment
Scum Removal Equipment 00:00:00
32. Review Process Goals
Review Process Goals 00:00:00
33. Separate Stage Nitrification and Denitrification Systems
Separate Stage Nitrification and Denitrification Systems 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief IV – Nutrient Removal Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
34. Key Design and Operational Issues
Key Design and Operational Issues 00:00:00
35. Return and Waste Activated Sludge Systems
Return and Waste Activated Sludge Systems 00:00:00
36. Rotating Biological Contactors RBC
Rotating Biological Contactors RBC 00:00:00
37. Emerging Technologies
Emerging Technologies 00:00:00
38. Types of Filters
Types of Filters 00:00:00
39. Wastewater Sampling Information
Wastewater Sampling Information 00:00:00
40. Proper Sample Handling
Proper Sample Handling 00:00:00
41. Field Equipment Blank Procedure
Field Equipment Blank Procedure 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief V – Nutrient Removal Level 4 00:00:00
☑ Submit Your Assignment
Additional Materials
Glossary 00:00:00
Waterborne Microorganisms and Bacteria Appendix 00:00:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Very Helpful


    The nutrient removal course was extensive and provided in-depth information. As a water treatment operator, I found this course very helpful in my career.

  2. A very attractive learning platform


    I wanted to learn about waste water management, and this course was the perfect choice. It was extensive and focused on the modules. I was also provided learning materials and resources which I found helpful. All in all, it was a good learning experience at Study 365.

  3. Highly Recommended


    Thorough training. Great course, I highly recommend it to anyone in the waste water management industry.

  4. A great platform


    Once I completed this course, I gained the jump start to my career I had been looking for. Study 365 was just a fantastic platform to learn at.

  5. Great Content and Tutor Panel


    The course provided insight into nutrient removal technologies used around the world. The tutor was thorough in his knowledge of the subject and presented the course in a step by step manner.

  6. Interesting Course


    I was educated on the wastewater system through this course. If you, like me aspire to work in this industry, I highly recommend this Level 4 Diploma in Nutrient Removal training.

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