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Professional course

Air Quality Monitoring

About this course

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

Page last updated 29 August 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 CPD certificates are available on completion.

If you wish to book onto all 5 days please see 'How to Apply', below, for the 5 Day 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


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

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Course dates

Cohort February 2020
Time 9:30 - 16:30
Location UWE Frenchay campus

Course fees

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

Discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

Cohort February 2020
Location UWE Frenchay Campus
Full Fee £TBC
Payment Deadline TBC
Early Bird Discount £TBC
Payment Deadline TBC

Fees include refreshments and lunch at all venues. Parking is only included at the UWE Frenchay Campus location.


UWE Frenchay Campus: Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

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 2020UWE Frenchay campus 
Date TBCEnquire Now
All 5 Days* 

*Fee for All 5 Days is £TBC. 10% Early Bird Discount (£TBC) available if the booking and payment are made before (Date TBC) for the February cohort.

For further information

  • Email: For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link. For any questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, assessments, etc. please contact the Programme leader.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86927

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