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Professional course

Air Quality Action Planning

About this course

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

Page last updated 19 September 2017


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 courses. This new suite consists of five one day professional 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.

What does it cover?

This course describes the legislative background to the requirements for local authorities to produce an Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP), including how to declare/amend/revoke an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA), the steps involved in consulting on and developing an AQAP, the implementation process and steps to be taken to monitor and report on progress with the AQAP. This course also presents a range of potential solutions to air quality management ranging from the behavioural to technological. These innovative approaches are presented to demonstrate measures that may be implemented to reduce emissions through Action Planning.

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

"Very informative - I loved the action planning workshop, where we had to role play a steering committee.

Highly recommended. Good practical workshop."

Accreditations and partnerships:



This course will cover the following areas:

  • Background to Air Quality Action Planning
  • How to declare/amend/revoke an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA)
  • Developing Air Quality Action Plans
  • Consulting on Air Quality Action Plans
  • Measures to improve Air Quality
  • Quantification of Action Plan measures
  • Implementation and evaluation of Air Quality Action Plans
  • Air Quality Action Plan Progress Reporting


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


Professional accreditation

The courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Full fee: £200

20% early bird discount fee: £160 (for bookings paid in full 8 weeks or more in advance)

All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.

Course dates

9 February 2018


UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for the February 2018 run of this course, please complete our online booking form.

For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: For all queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87408

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