The 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) were 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.


DATES & LOCATION

6, 7, 15, 16 and 20 December in Cumbria (hosted by South Lakeland District Council)
- Wiltshire dates coming soon (hosted by Wiltshire Council)
- London dates coming soon 


Price: £1500 +VAT (discounts available for network members)
Complete the booking form and send to training@keepbritaintidy.org

Course aims

Day 1 - Understand the principles 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 - Identify the essential requirements necessary for inviting suspected offenders to attend a
             voluntary interview (PACE)

Day 4 - Identify and organise practical elements of preparing for a prosecution of an offender 
Day 5 - Explore the court process in simulated environment to establish confidence and
             awareness for authentic cases

 

Who would benefit from attending this course?

This 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.

Price

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 Expert & Exemplar Network Members. For a quote or for more information, please contact us by emailing training@keepbritaintidy.org 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.