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Ricardo’s openair essentials online training course consists of five two-hour training sessions delivered over two weeks via live web conferencing with expert trainers. The live interactive sessions are designed to cover the fundamentals of openair and R, exploring commonly used openair functions. This provides new users with a sound basis from which to grow and develop advanced skills. For existing users, the course is a useful refresher to stay up to date on the latest software functions and best techniques to yield greater insights, and improve technical knowledge.

CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Essentials of LAQM 2 - Monitoring and Compliance - 16 May - 5 July 2022
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CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Essentials of LAQM 2 - Monitoring and Compliance - 16 May - 5 July 2022

This is a pre-recorded webinar. Estimated time to view webinar is 5 hrs. It is available for 2 weeks from 16 May to 5 July 2022

Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 2 credits

This course addresses fundamental issues associated with the practicalities of assessing air quality via measurement. The trainer will facilitate a sharing of knowledge and experience of using passive diffusion tubes to monitor concentrations of ambient nitrogen dioxide.

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CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Essentials of LAQM 1 - Introduction to LAQM - 6-29 July 2022 - WEBINAR
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Air quality

CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Essentials of LAQM 1 - Introduction to LAQM - 6-29 July 2022 - WEBINAR

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  Estimated time to view webinar is 5 hrs. It is available for 2 weeks from 6 to 29 July 2022

Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 2 credits

The aim of this course is to put local air quality management (LAQM) activities into a scientific, technical and legal context. It explains where LAQM fits into the various schemes for environmental protection and, in particular how it interfaces with health, climate change, development control, and traffic management policy.

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CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Essentials of LAQM 3 - Review and Assessment - 18-31 July 2022
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Air quality

CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Essentials of LAQM 3 - Review and Assessment - 18-31 July 2022

This is a pre-recorded webinar. Estimated time to view webinar is 3 hrs. It is available for 2 weeks from 18 to 31 July 2022
Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 2 credits
The purpose of this course is to ensure that delegates have the knowledge to carry out a review and assessment of air quality at an appropriate level and to the timescales required.  It will introduce attendees to the information, tools, and practice needed.

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CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Essentials of LAQM 4 - Action Planning - 14-27 November 2022
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CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Essentials of LAQM 4 - Action Planning - 14-27 November 2022

This is a pre-recorded webinar available for 2 weeks from 14 to 27 November 2022. Duration of this webinar is approx. 5 hrs. 

Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 2 credits

This course will examine, in detail, what LAs must do when an AQMA has been declared and improvement action is necessary; it re‑introduces the requirements to be met and the guidance to be followed. 

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Essentials of LAQM 5 - Management - 6-18 February 2023
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Essentials of LAQM 5 - Management - 6-18 February 2023

This is a pre-recorded webinar. Estimated time to view webinar is 5 hrs. It is available for 2 weeks from 6-18 February 2023

Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 2 credits

The purpose of this course is to point attendees to the knowledge required to manage the LAQM duties required of a local authority – consequently it will focus on the management rather than technical issues of fulfilling legal requirements, establishing the resource base to comply with those requirements, responsibly assessing the need for action, liaising with stakeholders, ensuring that any action taken is cost effective,  and that air quality information is communicated to Defra or the Devolved Administration, and the public in an appropriate manner.

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Essentials of LAQM 1 - Introduction to LAQM - 14 March 2023 - LIVE SEMINAR
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Essentials of LAQM 1 - Introduction to LAQM - 14 March 2023 - LIVE SEMINAR

Live seminar in Leeds on 14 March 2023

Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 2 credits

The aim of this course is to put local air quality management (LAQM) activities into a scientific, technical and legal context. It explains where LAQM fits into the various schemes for environmental protection and, in particular how it interfaces with health, climate change, development control, and traffic management policy.

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Essentials of LAQM Proficiency Test
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Essentials of LAQM Proficiency Test

Fee = £160.00 plus VAT or 2 credits

An EMAQ+ delegate who has attended all 5 EMAQ+ Essentials of LAQM modules and taken and successfully passed the associated Online Knowledge checks, gaining all 5 credits, is eligible to sit a final 'Proficiency Test'.  The test is designed to test their co-ordinated knowledge of all the aspects of LAQM covered by the whole programme.

You cannot self enrol yourself for this test.  You will be invited by the EMAQ+ Team to take this test when you are eligible.


 


Delivering a Successful Action Plan - 20 June 2022
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Delivering a Successful Action Plan - 20 June 2022

This is a pre-recorded intermediate level webinar. Duration of this webinar is 1 hr 20 mins. Available from 20 June 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Fee = £85.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

A successful action plan is not just a list of actions that will improve air quality, it needs to provide the basis for successful delivery.  This course will explore issues around developing an action plan that will help prioritise actions and integrate these into existing delivery powers and policies. It will also consider the implementation of the plan looking at issues such as governance, funding and ownership for delivery.

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CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Air Quality Modelling - 29 November 2022
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CLOSED TO BOOKINGS - THIS COURSE HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE - Air Quality Modelling - 29 November 2022

This is an interactive webinar delivered by TEAMS on 29 November 2022 - 10:00 until 16:00.

Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 2 credits

This course will provide an introduction to the use of atmospheric dispersion models for air quality assessments. The course will explain different approaches to dispersion modelling, and cover how these tools are used to undertake assessments of air quality impacts in support of planning and permit applications, EIAs and the development of local policy. The course will talk through how to set up a roads-based assessment in one of the most commonly used models; ADMS. Attendees will gain a better understanding of why atmospheric dispersion models are needed, how they work and how they’re used for air quality assessments submitted to local authorities.

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Indoor Air Quality - 16 January 2023
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Indoor Air Quality - 16 January 2023

This is a pre-recorded intermediate level webinar available from 16 January 2023 until 31 March 2023

Fee = £85.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

This webinar will cover a range of areas relating to indoor air pollution an area of increasing concern for human health. The webinar will initially focus on types of indoor air pollution, potential sources and the impact that indoor air pollution can have on human health. The differences between outdoor and indoor air pollution will also be discussed identifying any differences in approach or impact that are vital for the handling of indoor air pollution. The legislation regarding the monitoring and regulation of indoor air quality and the roles of various regulatory bodies and the application of the legislation will be covered, this area will also cover the role of building regulations in the matter of indoor air quality. On completion of the webinar we expect delegates will have a better understanding of the sources and impact of indoor air pollution and to understand the relevant legislation for monitoring and regulation.

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Update to LAQM standard guidance and PM2.5 standards - 31 January 2023
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Update to LAQM standard guidance and PM2.5 standards - 31 January 2023

This is an interactive webinar delivered by TEAMS on 31 January 2023

Fee = £85.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

With the new Environment Act now in place the government is consulting on what the new PM2.5 targets will be that are required by the Act and what role local authorities will play. This course will set out the outcome of this consultation, the changes to LAQM guidance that are being proposed and what the implications will be for local authorities.

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Damage Costs and SPDs Webinar - 8 March 2023
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Damage Costs and SPDs Webinar - 8 March 2023

This is a pre-recorded mini-webinar available from 8 March 2023 for several week. 

Fee = £65.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

The planning of a new development has a direct influence on local air quality and therefore the health of people and ecosystems. Air quality should therefore be a material consideration when planning new developments to ensure they are designed and constructed in ways to minimise emissions and reduce the exposure of people to air pollution.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) assist developers in determining when an air quality assessment is required for a new development and outline assessment procedures to complete in support of applications for new developments. SPDs typically set out an approach for the calculation of Damage Costs and the identification of suitable mitigation measures where required.

Damage Costs are a set of impact values, measured per tonne of emission of certain pollutants, which are used to estimate the societal costs associated with small changes in pollutant emissions. They are used to determine the scale of the required investment in air quality mitigation measures.

This webinar provides guidance on how to apply emissions and air quality assessment procedures in support of applications for proposed developments and identify suitable mitigation measures to be included at the planning stage. We will also demonstrate how Damage Costs should be applied to determine the scale of the required investment in air quality mitigation measures.

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Impact of Covid-19
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Impact of Covid-19

This is a pre-recorded mini-webinar.  It is available from 3 May 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Fee = £65.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

The purpose of this webinar is to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic affected air pollution levels during the first lockdown, and provide an understanding of how the reduction in air pollution may impact Local Air Quality Management going forward. The first part of the webinar will outline the health impacts of air quality and presents measured and modelled air quality data from 2020, showing changes in pollutant concentrations. We will then look at how these unexpected changes in air pollution are likely to impact Local Air Quality Management, including tools such as the DEFRA background concentration maps and the Emissions Factor Toolkit. We will consider other implications of the change in air quality, including for Air Quality Impact Assessments and planning applications. Finally, we will explore how Local Authorities can make the most of the reduction in air pollution caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, by using it to promote the benefits of clean air and low car usage.

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Air Quality Mitigation
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Air Quality Mitigation

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  It is available from 3 May 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Fee = £99.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

The webinar is for those LA air quality and planning professionals at operational level whose duties include planning and air quality management aspects.  Delegates will need a minimum knowledge of air quality management issues and an understanding of the planning application process. This training seminar will benefit those local authority officers who deal with planning applications with regard to air quality impact assessments, mitigation and conditions for development sites.

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Review Air Quality Assessment with Case Studies
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Review Air Quality Assessment with Case Studies

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  It is available from 3 May 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Fee = £99.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

The webinar will consider how atmospheric dispersion modelling outputs are presented in Air Quality Impacts Assessments, submitted in support of planning applications, and provide advice on how model results should be interpreted. The session will include a group exercise in which delegates will be asked to critically review an example air quality assessment. This will allow air quality professionals to better understand the modelling studies that are commonly submitted in support of planning applications, and be better prepared to review them.

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