This is a pre-recorded webinar. It is available for 2 weeks from 20 - 31 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. The legal framework supporting LAQM, the relevant EU directives, their implementation in UK legislation, and the role of guidance, will be covered. The legal duties and responsibilities
placed on LA’s – particularly the reporting required by Defra and the devolved administrations, will be explored in detail.
The ‘Essentials of Air Quality Management (AQM)’ is an Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) accredited foundation course that enables Environmental Protection officers to demonstrate that they have the knowledge needed to implement the requirements
Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) as required by the Environment Act 1995 and the Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002. Each seminar/webinar stands alone but is intended as a part of a programme of study leading to a certificate of proficiency in LAQM.
Those achieving the certificate will have demonstrated that they have the knowledge and understanding needed to carry out the functions required of a local authority. This knowledge, when coupled with practical experience gained ‘on the job’ as part
of an individual’s continuing professional development plan, will provide them with the necessary confidence to operate effectively, and their managers with evidence of an individual's ability to implement LAQM requirements.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To undertake the Essential of LAQM course, you must nominate a Supervising Officer from your Local Authority. Once enrolled on the course, visit your My Courses page and in the Supervision
box, click "Select supervisor here". Your nominated Supervisor should
be a responsible line manager or mentor who has an interest in your
training development programme and they will be required to verify you
have undertaken the course under appropriate conditions, as part of your
training and development programme.
Once booked, to view the webinar, click on the grey bars below, they will expand to
reveal the links to "Watch the Webinar". Once you have completed
viewing each of the webinars and the online requirements (for Essentials
and Advanced courses, this includes the Knowledge Check and Feedback),
you will then be able to download your CPD (as a PDF file). Remember to
click on the "Complete and Close session" button after viewing each webinar. PLEASE NOTE: if you fail to do this, you will be unable to complete the Knowledge Check, Feedback and obtain your CPD.
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