Table 1: Operator Competence Certificate Codes (Northern Ireland Only)

The following table is taken directly from the Amendment of the Waste Management Licensing Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2003 which came into force on 17 August 2015 and outlines the qualifications and unit clusters applicable to different site activities in Northern Ireland. Due to the recent revision to the Operator Competence Scheme an additional column has been added to the table showing the new qualification codes.

Please Note: If a learner chooses a 12 unit qualification to gain a COTC, they will need to register to complete the 6 or 4 unit qualification applicable to their activity and then register for the additional units. For example, a learner that wants to complete 12 units for Open Windrow Composting (previously known as 4MBTNHO) would do MROC3 plus OCS06, OCS07, OCS08, OCS09, OCS10 and OCS65 (this will be charged as RQF Level 4 + COTC on the fees list).

 

Type of Activity

Minimum Relevant Operator Competence Certificate

New Operator Competence Scheme Qualification Codes (1 April 2016)

1. Managing a landfill site for hazardous waste 4MLH HROC1a
2. Managing a landfill site for hazardous waste – single waste stream 4MLHS HROC1b
3. Managing a landfill site for non-hazardous waste 4MLNH HROC2a
4. Managing a landfill site for non-hazardous waste – single waste stream 4MLNHS HROC2b
5. Managing a landfill site for inert waste with a total capacity of greater than 50,000 cubic metres 4MLI or 4MLIO6 or 4WRMe MROC7 or 4WRMe
6. Managing a landfill site for inert waste with a total capacity of greater than 50,000 cubic metres – single waste stream 4MLIS or 4MLISO6 or 4WRMe MROC8 or 4WRMe
7. Managing a closed landfill site for hazardous waste 4MCL HROC3
8. Managing a closed landfill site for hazardous waste – single waste stream 4MCL HROC3
9. Managing a closed landfill site for non-hazardous waste 4MCL HROC3
10. Managing a closed landfill site for non-hazardous waste – single waste stream 4MCL HROC3
11. Managing a closed landfill site for inert waste with a total capacity of greater than 50,000 cubic metres 4MLIC6 MROC9
12. Managing a closed landfill site for inert waste with a total capacity of greater than 50,000 cubic metres – single waste stream 4MLIC6 or 4WRMe MROC9 or 4WRMe
13. Managing a treatment plant where hazardous waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process 4MPTH HROC6
14. Managing a facility for recovery of oil/organic solvents 4MPTH or 4MTTH HROC6 or HROC5a
15. Managing a treatment plant where hazardous clinical waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process 4MTTHC HROC5b
16. Managing a treatment plant where hazardous waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process for the remediation of contaminated land 4MPTHR or 4MTNHR6 or 4WRMd MROC13 or 4WRMd
17. Managing a treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process 4MPTNH or 4MPTNH6 or 4WRMa MROC1 or 4WRMa
18. Managing a treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to a composting process 4MBTNHO or 4MBTNHI or 4MBTOW6 or 4MBTIV6 or 4WRMb MROC3 or MROC4 or 4WRMb
19. Managing a treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process for the remediation of contaminated land 4MPTNHR or 4MTNHR6 or 4WRMd MROC13 or 4WRMd
20. Managing a treatment plant where non-hazardous clinical waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process 4MTTNHC or 4MTTNHC6 MROC15
21. Managing a treatment plant where inert waste is subjected to a chemical or physical process 4MTMI or 4MTMI4 or 4WRMa LROC4 or 4WRMa
22. Managing a transfer station for hazardous waste where the capacity of the facility is greater than 5 cubic metres 4MTSH HROC4a
23. Managing a transfer station for hazardous clinical waste where the capacity of the facility is greater than 5 cubic metres 4MTSHC HROC4b
24. Managing a transfer station for non-hazardous waste where the capacity of the facility is greater than 5 cubic metres 4MTSNH or 4MTSNH6 or 4WRMa LROC1 or MROC12 or 4WRMa
25. Managing a transfer station for inert waste where the capacity is greater than 50 cubic metres 4MTSI or 4MTSI4 or 4WRMa LROC3 or 4WRMa
26. Managing a civic amenity site where the amount of waste accepted is 5,000 tonnes per annum or less Either 4MCAS or 4MCANH6 or 4MCAH6 or 4WRMa depending on waste received MROC14a or MROC14b or 4WRMa depending on waste received
27. Managing a civic amenity site where the amount of waste accepted is greater than 5,000 tonnes per annum 4MTSH or 4MTSNH or 4MTSNH6 or 4WRMa  HROC4a or LROC1 or MROC12 or 4WRMa
28. Managing a site where waste is burned in an incinerator designed to incinerate waste at a rate of more than 50 kilograms per hour but less than I tonne per hour 4MTTH  HROC5a
29. Managing a treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to biological treatment: storage of digestate from anaerobic digestion plants 4MBTNHA or 4MBTSAD6 or 4MBTFAD6 or 4MBTAD6 or 4WRMb  MROC6 or MROC5 or 4WRMb
30. Managing a treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to biological treatment: anaerobic digestion facility including use of resultant biogas 4MBTNHA or 4MBTAD6 or 4WRMb  MROC6 or MROC5 or 4WRMb
31. Managing a treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to biological treatment: on-farm anaerobic digestion facility including use of resultant biogas 4MBTNHA or 4MBTFAD6 or 4WRMb  MROC6 or MROC5 or 4WRMb
32. Managing a treatment plant where non-hazardous waste is subjected to thermal treatment process 4MTTNH  
33. Managing a treatment plant where hazardous waste is subjected to thermal treatment process 4MTTH  HROC5a
34. Managing a treatment plant where hazardous waste is subjected to thermal treatment process: autoclaving 4MTTHA  AOC01b
35. Treatment of land for reclamation, restoration or improvement of land 4MTRR6  MROC1
36. Mobile plant for treatment of land for land reclamation, restoration or improvement 4MTMPRR6  MROC1
37. Mobile plant for the treatment of asphalt waste containing coal tar 4MTMPA6  MROC2
38. Deposit in lagoons of non-hazardous dredgings from waterways 4MLNHLD6 or 4WRMe  MROC11 or 4WRMe
39. Storage and treatment of dredgings for recovery 4MLNHLD6 or 4WRMe  MROC11 or 4WRMe
40. Use of waste to manufacture timber or construction products 4MTMTC6  MROC1
41. Treatment of waste wood for recovery 4MTMTR6 or 4WRMa  MROC1 or 4WRMa
42. Managing a civic amenity site non-hazardous 4MCANH6 or 4WRMa  MROC14b or 4WRMa
43. Managing a civic amenity site hazardous 4MCAH6 or 4WRMa  MROC14a or 4WRMa
44. Managing a Material Recovery Facility 4MTMRF6  MROC1
45. End of Life Vehicle facilities (vehicle storage, depollution and dismantling) 4MTELV6  MROC2
46. Managing a Metal Recovery Site (MRS) (wet scrap e.g. oily metal swarf – free flowing liquid) 4MTMRS6  MROC1
47. Composting in Open Windrows 4MBTOW6 or 4WRMb  MROC3 or 4WRMb
48. Composting in closed vessels 4MBTIV6 or 4WRMb  MROC4 or 4WRMb
49. Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) 4MTMBT6 or 4WRMf  MROC18 or 4WRMf
50. Managing a WEEE ATF – physical treatment 4MTHWE6  MROC2
51. Mobile plant for land spreading (land treatment resulting in benefit) 4MTMPL6  MROC10a
52. Mobile plant for land spreading of sewage sludge (land treatment resulting in benefit) 4MTMPLS6  MROC10b
53. Non-hazardous sludge biological, chemical & physical treatment 4MTMNHS6 or 4WRMb  MROC10b or 4WRMb
54. Managing other mobile treatment facilities (non-hazardous) 4MTMPO6  MROC1
55. Use of waste in construction 4MTSCO4  LROC5
56. Mobile plant for treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate 4MTMPS4 or 4WRMa  LROC2 or 4WRMa
57. Treatment of waste to produce soil, soil substitutes and aggregate 4MTMS4 or 4WRMa  LROC2 or 4WRMa
58. In-house storage of waste 4MTSIHS4 or 4WRMa  LROC1 or 4WRMa
59. Metal Recovery Site dry scrap (including separately collected batteries) no free flowing liquid 4MTMRS4  LROC1
60. WEEE (storage only) 4MTSWE4  LROC1
61. Managing thermal treatment – hazardous waste: pyrolysis and gasification 4MTTHPG  AOC01a
62. Managing thermal treatment – non-hazardous waste: pyrolysis and gasification 4MTTNHPG  AOC01c
63. Managing thermal treatment – non-hazardous waste: autoclaving 4MTTNHA  AOC01d
64. Storage of electrical insulating oil 4MTSEIO6  MROC17