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Professional course

Air Quality Management

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Geography and Environmental Management
One day
Programme leader:
Dr Jo Barnes, Air Quality Management Resource Centre

Page last updated 26 September 2019


The Air Quality Management Resource Centre (AQMRC) in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management is pleased to offer a new suite of Air Quality short courses.

This suite consists of five one day courses covering the following topics:

Individuals are invited to book on as many or few of the days as they wish. The courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) and CPD certificates are available on completion.

If you wish to book onto all 5 days please see 'How to Apply', below, for the 5 Day Booking Form.

What does it cover?

This course will cover the regulatory frameworks for Air Quality Management at a local, national and European level, including the Air Quality Framework and Ambient Air Quality Directives and the Environment Act 1995 (Part IV) and the process of Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) in the UK.

The course will enable an appreciation of the linkages between air quality and wider issues, including public health, transport and planning policy and will develop a holistic viewpoint on the complex issues surrounding the implementation of LAQM in the UK, including an evaluation of its effectiveness and limitations. This course will also explain the sources and effects of air pollution focusing on the seven pollutants of concern with relevance to UK Air Quality Management.

This will provide an understanding of the importance and limitations of European and UK-based air quality legislation and will contextualise the development of the health-based air quality limit values and objectives and how to manage air quality from a health perspective.

Who is it for?

The courses will be of interest to practitioners and policy makers involved in air quality management in:

  •         Environmental health/protection
  •         Public health
  •         Transport
  •         Land-use planning

Accreditations and partnerships:



This course will cover:

  • Sources and effects of key air pollutants
  • EU and UK air quality legislation
  • Air Quality objectives
  • Introduction and overview of UK Local Air Quality Management


You will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of this course.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Course dates

Cohort February 2020
Time 9:30 - 16:30
Location UWE Frenchay campus

Course fees

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

Cohort February 2020
Location UWE Frenchay campus
Full Day Fee £TBC
Payment deadline TBC
Early Bird Discount £TBC
Payment deadline TBC

Fees include refreshments and lunch at all venues. Parking is only included at the UWE Frenchay Campus location.


UWE Frenchay Campus: Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

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How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this course, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

February 2020UWE Frenchay campus 
Date TBCEnquire Now
All 5 Days* 

*Fee for All 5 Days is £TBC. 10% Early Bird Discount (£TBC) available if the booking and payment are made before (Date TBC) for the February cohort.

For further information

  • Email: For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link. For any questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, assessments, etc. please contact the Programme leader.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86927

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