Topic outline

  • Welcome and Introduction

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

    • Session 1: Understanding of the Air Quality Issues

      An understanding of the pollutants involved and the effects to be managed:

      • Particles (PM10 & PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulphurdioxide, PAH, benzene, 1,3 butadiene, carbon monoxide,lead, and ammonia.
      • The impacts of air pollutants on human health, thedegradation of terrestrial and aquatic environments as aresult of acidification, eutrophication, photochemicalpollution and ozone formation, and damage to materials.
      • The role of air pollutants and climate change.

      • Session 2: Legislation and Statutory Guidance

        Awareness of where/how LAQM fits into the UK framework for environmental protection

        • The EU AQ Directive - Council Directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe (2008/50/EC)
        • The Environment Act 1995
        • AQ Strategy (AQ Standards & Objectives)
        • Statutory guidance
        • How AQM fits in with the UKs larger framework for environmental protection: clean air, PPC, development control, health, transport, and climate change.

        • Session 3: Local Air Quality Management Roles & Responsibilities

          An understanding of the roles and responsibilities:

          • DAs: Scotland; Wales; N Ireland
          • English LAs
            • Lower tier with responsibility for LAQM and planning
            • Upper tier with responsibility for transport

          • Session 4: Review and Assessment

            An introduction to the fundamentals of

            • Review and Assessment
            • Action planning and the effective control of emissions

            • Session 5: Technical Guidance

              Awareness of the sources and content of the technical advice issued by:

              • Defra and DAs
              • IAQM/EPUK
              • Helpdesks
              • UK-AIR

              • Session 6: Reporting

                • Knowledge of the reporting required (and how to submit them) for:
                  • Updating and Screening Assessments (not England)
                  • Detailed Assessments
                  • Action Planning
                  • Annual Status/Progress Reporting

                • Essentials of LAQM 1 Knowledge Check, Feedback and CPD

                  The LAQM 1 Knowledge Check will enable you to review your understanding of the course material from the 6 sessions across LAQM 1.

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