Professional course Air Quality Management
Page last updated 24 May 2022
The Air Quality Management Resource Centre (AQMRC) in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management is pleased to offer an exciting suite of Air Quality short courses. This new suite consists of five distinct courses covering the following topics with an online (Distance Learning) option for each:
- Air Quality Management
- Air Quality Management (Distance Learning)
- Air Quality Monitoring
- Air Quality Monitoring (Distance Learning)
- Air Quality Modelling
- Air Quality Modelling (Distance Learning)
- Air Quality Assessment
- Air Quality Assessment (Distance Learning)
- Air Quality Action Planning
- Air Quality Action Planning (Distance Learning)
Delivered as self-learning (materials access only) or blended learning (materials + live session), where each topic will provide you with a set of interactive web-based materials to work through in advance of a live contact session with the course leaders and your peers, which will provide an opportunity to discuss the materials in more depth and undertake related activities to that topic.
Individuals are invited to book on as many or few of the days as they wish.
"I can use what I learnt all week to improve my Councils' AQ arrangements, write accurate review and assessment reports, review 3rd party reports and attract developer contributions to air quality via CIL and S106." Mike Jephcott, Senior Environmental Health Officer
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 students, practitioners and policy makers involved in air quality management in:
- Environmental health/protection
- Public health
- Land-use planning
There are no formal entry requirements to join this course.
A good level of English language is required to be able to follow the content.
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
Learning and Teaching
How is the programme delivered?
There are two options to access each topic:
- Online Materials Access Only: This option will provide you with access to the online interactive materials for 9 weeks from the start date.
- Online Materials + Live Session: This option provides you with access to the online interactive materials for 9 weeks from the start date. Approx 5 weeks after the start date there will be a scheduled live session with the tutors on a set date. See details below under Prices and Dates.
This course will take approximately 6hrs of individual learning (online materials), plus 5hrs live session time if selecting 'materials + live session'.
It is recommended to work though the online materials in advance of the live session.
For those accessing the materials and completing the live session you will be issued with a UWE Bristol Certificate of Attendance for 5 CPD hours + self-study.
IES and IAQM members can submit this certificate as part of their CPD activity record.
No CPD certificate will be provided for those joining the Online Materials Access Only sessions.
UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment. Our online learning environments deliver an integrated learning experience to you and you also have access to a vast number of professional and academic journals and databases online through the UWE Bristol library.
Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.
Prices and dates
Supplementary fee information
|Access to online materials||TBC/2023||anytime||Online|
|Live Session||no longer available||10:00 - 16:00||UWE Frenchay Campus|
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
All prices are VAT exempt. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.
|Early Bird Discount Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|Deadline for Early Bird bookings & payment||no longer available|
|Full Fee Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|UWE Alumni/Staff Discount Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|Future Space Discount Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|Course Connect Discount Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|Full Fee Materials Access Only||no longer available|
|no longer available|
|Deadline for all other bookings & payments||TBC/2023|
How to apply
How to apply
To be added to our waiting list for these courses please complete the 'Enquire Now' form below.
For further information
- Email: For specific questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, assessments, etc. please contact the Programme Leader, Dr Jo Barnes (Jo.Barnes@uwe.ac.uk). For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or phone number below.
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81043 (option 1, then option 3)