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Professional course

Air Quality Monitoring

About this course

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

Page last updated 25 January 2018


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

Accreditations and partnerships:



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


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

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Full fee: £200

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

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

Course date

6 February 2018


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 enquiries, please complete the online enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87408

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