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Professional course

Air Quality Monitoring

About this course

Course code:
Z42000110
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Geography and Environmental Management
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
One-day session
Delivery:
Through presentations and interactive workshops
Programme leader:
Dr Jo Barnes, Air Quality Management Resource Centre

Page last updated 2 April 2020

Introduction

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. If you wish to book onto All 5 Days please see 'How to Apply', below, for the online Booking Form.

"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 practitioners and policy makers involved in air quality management in:

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

Accreditations and partnerships:

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

Features

Professional accreditation

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

UWE CPD certificates are available on completion (CPD 5hrs p/day), which participants can then present to IES.

Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries, computer labs and an excellent campus environment.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please see the tables below for current dates, fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Course dates

CohortSummer 2020
DayTuesday 28 July 2020
Time9:30 - 16:30

Course fees

CohortSummer 2020
Full Day Fee£200
Payment Deadline21 July 2020
Early Bird Fee£180
Payment Deadline02 June 2020

Fees include refreshments, lunch and parking permits at UWE Frenchay Campus.

Location

UWE 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 this course, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

Cohort  
Summer 2020  
Tuesday 28 July 2020Book NowEnquire Now
All 5 Days (27 to 31 July 2020)*Book Now 

*Fee for All 5 Days is £1000. 10% Early Bird Discount (£900) available if the booking and payment are made before the Early Bird deadline for the first day of each cohort.

For further information

  • Email: For any 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 86927

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