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Professional course

Air Quality Monitoring

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Geography and Environmental Management
One-day session
Through presentations and interactive workshops
Programme leader:
Dr Jo Barnes, Air Quality Management Resource Centre

Page last updated 26 November 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 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 UWE CPD certificates are available on completion.

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

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


Professional accreditation

UWE Certificate of Attendance (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

CohortFebruary 2020
DayTuesday 4 February 2020
Time9:30 - 16:30
CohortSummer 2020
Time9:30 - 16:30

Course fees

CohortFebruary 2020
Full Day Fee£200
Payment Deadline28 January 2020
Early Bird Fee£180
Payment Deadline10 December 2019
CohortSummer 2020
Full Day Fee£200
Payment DeadlineTBC
Early Bird Fee£180
Payment DeadlineTBC

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


UWE Frenchay Campus: Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

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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 2020  
Tuesday 4 February 2020Book NowEnquire Now
All 5 Days (3 to 7 February 2020)*Book Now 
Summer 2020  
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All 5 Days TBC*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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