Topic outline

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Information relating to the training package, its key elements, requirements and means of certification.

    • Session 1: Duties and responsibilities of the Local Authority

      Understanding of the:

      • LA’s legal responsibilities including the context of the 2015 National Air Quality Plans
      • Review and assessment
      • Taking cost effective action where necessary
      • Monitoring and reporting progress
      • Maintaining and communicating information.

      This session will focus extensively on the current Technical and Policy Guidance (TG16)


      • Session 2: Resourcing the AQ function

        An introduction to:

        • Ensuring the cost effectiveness and feasibility (of action planning), appraisal and funding
        • Government principles and appraisal techniques
        • Local Transport Plan targets

        • Session 3: Performance Management

          An understanding of:

          • Setting AQM local targets
          • Allocating roles and responsibilities, in light of TG(16)
          • Monitoring progress
          • Refining strategy
          • Communication AQ information

          • Session 4: Stakeholder consultation

            An insight into stakeholder consultation in the development of AQAPs:

            • Legislative requirements
            • Benefits of the consultation process 
            • Stakeholder involvement
            • Good practice in consultation

            • Session 5: The publication of AQ data

              Information on how best to present AQ data in:

              • Passive form (via reports etc)
              • Active information systems (Internet based systems)

              • Essentials of LAQM 5 Knowledge Check

                The LAQM 5 Knowledge Check will enable you to review your understanding of the course material from the 6 sessions across LAQM 5 

                Participants will have three attempts at the Knowledge Check and a score of 75% is required to pass.