Professional course Air Quality Assessment

Entry year
2022/23
Course code
Z42000106
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Geography and Environmental Management
Campus
Frenchay
Duration
One day
Delivery
Live session and/or self-study
Course Director
Dr Jo Barnes, Air Quality Management Resource Centre

Page last updated 24 May 2022

Introduction

Accreditations and partnerships:

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:

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 topics 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 looks at the relationship between local planning processes and local air quality management. Focusing upon the role of the local planning process in air quality management and the implementation and evaluation of Air Quality Assessments in the local planning process, there is specific reference to the Environmental Protection UK guidance 'Development Control: Planning for Air Quality'.

This course would be of value to anyone interested or involved in preparing or evaluating Air Quality Assessments for developments, including air quality and planning professionals.

Who is it for?

"I enjoyed getting to meet other people from other industries, local authorities, consultancies and having practical exercises that brought data to life." Kirsty Thomas, Senior Permitting Officer, Natural Resources Wales

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

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

Entry requirements

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.

Structure

Content

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to planning for air quality professionals
  • Implications of the National Planning Policy Framework
  • Rationale for air quality as a material consideration
  • Supplementary Planning Documents
  • What is required in an Air Quality Assessment
  • Assessing significance
  • Evaluation of Air Quality Assessments
  • Planning conditions
  • Planning appeals

Learning and Teaching

How is the programme delivered?

There are two options to access each session

  • 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.

Study time

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.

Features

Professional accreditation

The courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)

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.

Study facilities

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

Course dates

Cohort TBC/2023DateTimeLocation
Access to online materialsTBC/2023anytimeOnline
Live Sessionno longer available10:00 -16:00UWE Frenchay Campus

Location

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

Course fees

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.

CohortTBC/2023
Early Bird Discount Materials + Live Sessionno longer available
  
Deadline for Early Bird bookings & paymentsno longer available
Full Fee Materials + Live Sessionno longer available
  
UWE Alumni/Staff Materials + Live Sessionno longer available
  
Future Space Discount Materials + Live Sessionno longer available
  
Course Connect Discount Materials + Live Sessionno longer available
  
Full Fee Materials Access Only   no longer available
 no longer available
Deadline for all other bookings & paymentsTBC/2023

 

How to apply

How to apply

To be added to our waiting list for these courses please complete the 'Enquire Now' form below.

Cohort  
TBC/2023 Enquire Now

 

 

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)