Professional course Air Quality Monitoring

Entry year
2022/23
Course code
Z42000110
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 22 April 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:

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 explains how to measure concentrations of the pollutants prescribed in the Air Quality Strategy for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The course will explain the rationale for monitoring air quality, monitoring strategies for Local Air Quality Management, and highlight the limitations of different monitoring techniques.

This course will cover Air Quality Monitoring QAQC for automatic and passive monitoring methods including field, lab and data protocols.

The course also includes automatic monitor calibration, data validation and ratification, diffusion tube bias and precision, and calculation and use of bias adjustment factors in LAQM. The course focuses on particulate matter (PM10) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) as the main pollutants of concern for local authorities in the UK.

Who is it for?

"The new learning from the course, with specific attention to Technical Guidance (2016), will make my research more current, valid, and impactful." Mehrdad Borna, Doctoral Researcher Lecturer, University of Westminster

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:

  • Rationale for monitoring air quality
  • Monitoring strategies for Local Air Quality Management
  • Automatic and passive monitoring methods
  • Field, lab and data protocols
  • Data validation and ratification
  • Diffusion tube bias adjustment and precision
  • Focus on NO2 and PM10

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 from 10:00 - 16:00 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 2022DateTimeLocation
Access to online materials25 April 2022anytimeOnline
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

Cohort2022
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 Discount 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   £95 per topic
 £475 for all 5 topics
Deadline for all other bookings & payments11 May 2022

 

How to apply

How to apply

To book a place, please complete the online booking form below.

Cohort  
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You will have the option to book on one or multiple topics as well as choosing your preferred method of study (Materials Access Only or Materials + Live Session)

As part of the booking process you will be registered as a UWE student and issued a UWE email and password, to enable access to the required online resources.

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)