The National Enforcement Academy

The Academy provides WAMITAB accredited enforcement training to the enviro-crime enforcement profession to develop a common and consistent enforcement approach across England. The Academy will also allow for recognition of professional standards provided by enforcement officers by ensuring training is relevant and the knowledge and skills acquired can be applied immediately making an impact on the work of the officers.

Delegates are steered though the process of environmental enforcement, phases of enforcement, roles and responsibilities, conflict management, environmental legislation and its application in practice, witness statement skills, investigations to include interviews under caution, the appeals process and preparing evidence to prosecute offenders. The highlight of the course is a real life case (ideally held within a courtroom environment setting) where delegates are tasked with the role of playing a witness and are cross-examined by barristers to gain experience of giving oral evidence in court as well as acting as the jury to determine the outcome of the trial. 

The Enforcement Academy is delivered by our legal expert, an experienced and practicing solicitor with a strong background in environmental legislation and enforcement.


8th, 15th, 16th, 19th & 20th March - Hosted by North Devon


Price: £1500 +VAT (£1,350 + VAT for network members)
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Course aims

Day 1 - Conflict management and challenges of working in an enforcement role
Day 2 - Understand the principles of enforcement in  practical application of issuing notices (FPN’s)
Day 3 - Dog control and high level environmental crime (fly-tipping)
Day 4 - PACE interviews, case development and environmental sentencing
Day 5 - Explore the court process in a simulated environment to establish confidence and
             awareness for authentic cases


Who would benefit from attending this course?

This WAMITAB accredited course is suitable for existing or aspiring Enforcement Officers/Practitioners responsible for enviro-crime and waste management enforcement.

Course duration

The Enforcement Academy is a five day course with potential for flexible delivery. For example, it can be delivered across five working days over 4 - 5 weeks or five consecutive days, with a further 4 weeks for online test completion.


The Enforcement Academy can be run in-house, or the hosting can be shared between local authorities to keep costs down. Discounts are available for Network Members. For a quote or for more information, please contact us by emailing or call us on 01942 612 625.

What next..?

On completion of the 5 day course, you will be required to complete an online test before being awarded your certificate. After 24 months, It is recommended that delegates return for a refresher to ensure that they are still operating at a suitable level and are up-to-date with any changes to legislation.