This professional short course provides a basic knowledge of the methodology of environmental noise measurement including the use and accuracy requirements of sound level meters and analysers and to enable candidates to be aware of the significance of the environmental noise against the framework of standards and legislation.

Fee: £1250 (includes IOA Exam Fee, a free text book and scientific calculator)

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After successfullycompleting the course, candidates should be able to:

  • make reliable measurements of background noise and noise from a variety of sources, according to the requirements of the relevant British Standard or guidance document
  • present and interpret measurement data in a form suitable for inclusion in a report
  • identify in outline the principle methods of noise control to mitigate the impact of noise on the community
  • explain measurement methodology and the data acquired, appreciate the measurement content of reports and environmental appraisals and comment on proposals for noise impact mitigation

The full syllabus can be found at http://www.ioa.org.uk/education-training/certificate-competence-environmental-noise-measurement


The assessment has 2 parts

A written examination set by IOA The production of a competent noise report following a practical test.

(candidates should preferably have access to their own Sound Level Meter, however a small number of Sound Level Meters can be made available)

Candidates that pass both assessed elements are awarded the IOA Certificate in Environmental Noise Measurements.

The Certificate can be used toward Technical Membership of IOA (Tech IOA) (subject to relevant passes at GCSE).


Course Dates: 23rd March, 13th April, 20th April and 27th April 2018 with examination on 4th May 2018

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