Professional course Air Quality Monitoring
Page last updated 24 May 2022
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 with an online (Distance Learning) option for each:
- Air Quality Management
- Air Quality Management (Distance Learning)
- Air Quality Monitoring
- Air Quality Monitoring (Distance Learning)
- Air Quality Modelling
- Air Quality Modelling (Distance Learning)
- Air Quality Assessment
- Air Quality Assessment (Distance Learning)
- Air Quality Action Planning
- Air Quality Action Planning (Distance Learning)
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
- Land-use planning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Access to online materials||TBC/2023||anytime||Online|
|Live Session||no longer available||10:00 - 16:00||UWE Frenchay Campus|
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
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
|Early Bird Discount Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|Deadline for Early Bird bookings & payments||no longer available|
|Full Fee Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|UWE Alumni/Staff Discount Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|Future Space Discount Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|Course Connect Discount Materials + Live Session||no longer available|
|Full Fee Materials Access Only||no longer available|
|no longer available|
|Deadline for all other bookings & payments||TBC/2023|
How to apply
How to apply
To be added to our waiting list for these courses please complete the 'Enquire Now' form below.
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)