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Professional course

Air Quality Action Planning

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 29 August 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 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.

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 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

Course dates

CohortFebruary 2020
Time 09:30 - 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 Fee £TBC
Payment Deadline TBC
Early Bird Disount £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

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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