A range of new courses in acoustics are starting up very soon (Autumn term dates coming up)

 

The Institute of Acoustics runs the highly regarded Diploma programme and also accredited short courses.

 

We encourage early registration to secure placement in the tutorial group of your preference (Milton Keynes, Dublin or Edinburgh).

You can find out more information about the structure of this qualification by visiting our recently published “IOA Diploma Overview by Prof Keith Attenborough” directly on Vimeo by following this link: 

https://vimeo.com/349834021/481228fe90

or on our YouTube channel by following this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAxe9R5BVFg

 

Accredited courses dates are as follows:

CCENM (with the exam on 11th October 2019)

This one will be run by majority of our centres between 7-11 October 2019 (Monday –Friday)

 

Some Centres (like Ulster Environmental in Northern Ireland) like to run on a weekly basis:

So it would be: 13th Sept, 20th Sept, 27 Sept, 4th Oct and Exam on 11th October.

 

Shorcontrol Safety in Ireland will be running this course in two consecutive weeks due to large number of candidates.

CCWNRA (with the exam on 4th of October 2019)

Will be running in majority of our centres between 30 September-  4 October 2019 (Monday –Friday)

 

CCBAM is running next week (exam on 13th of September) and is in hands of one centre only, Solent University, who is counting delegates now.

 

ASBA course is run by only one centre in Scotland, exam date the same as CCENM, 11th of October.

 

The Institute of Acoustics accredits the following courses:
 
1. Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement of the Institute of Acoustics  (CCENM)
This course can be beneficial especially to technical and scientific staff, in local authorities, environmental consultancies and companies,
whose employment requires a working knowledge of noise measurement methodology and legislation, and a basic appreciation of noise control methods.
If your career involves Environmental Noise there are very few recognised qualifications through which you can demonstrate your professional status.
The IOA Certificate of Competence is widely recognised by employers, local authorities, consultants, and industry. Certificate carries credibility in courts of law – useful for expert witness work.
Perhaps the most important benefit is that you will be able to carry out your work with the confidence of knowing that you have been thoroughly trained and tested.
 
Structure of the course:
5 day course, 9am-4.30pm, 35 hours of contact time in total
In most of our accredited centres courses running for a week, starting Monday morning and finishing at 4.30 on Friday. Some centres run with different formats,
for example one day per week for five weeks. The course is highly practically oriented, with hands-on laboratory and field measurement exercises taking up nearly half the timetable.
Equipment required:
IOA accredited centres provide all the measurement instrumentation that you need. You may bring your meter if you wish to become familiar with it. 
 
Assessment:
There is both a practical test and a two and a half hour written exam. 
 
Please contact your chosen Accredited Centre to register now:
 
Colchester Institute
Colchester Institute Business Solutions (CIBS),
Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LL
Tel: 01206 712727
 
Make UK Birmingham Office and  Make UK Sheffield Office
Contact: Joanne Parry
Make UK Technology Hub,
Nobel Way, Birmingham
B6 7EU
Tel: 0121 331 3939 / 07795 416 601 (Direct Dial)
 
Solent University
Contact: Juan Battaner-Moro MIOA
Senior Lecturer in Acoustics
School of Media Arts and Technology
East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD
Tel: 02382 01 3833
 
University of Derby
Contact: Dr J Pritchard MIOA
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Derby, Kedleston Road
Derby, DE22 1GB
Tel: 01332 591745
 
Ulster Environmental
Contact: Lindsay Shaw MIOA
8 Grange Road,
Portadown
BT62 4JD
 
Leeds Beckett University
Contact: Ms Angela Hill
CPD and Franchise Course Coordinator
Room CL615, School of Clinical and Applied
Sciences, Leeds Beckett University
City Campus, Leeds, LS1 3HE
Tel: 01138 123 240
 
Shorcontrol Safety Ltd
Contact: Mr S Magee MIOA
Naas Industrial Estate, Naas, Co Kildare,
Republic of Ireland
Tel: 00353 45898198
Website: www.safety.ie
 
London South Bank University
Contact: Daniel Janowski
Business Development Manager
South Bank University Enterprises Ltd
Passmore Centre, 12 Borough Road
London, SE1 0AN
 
Moloney & Associates - Acoustic &
Environmental Consultants
Contact: Mr D Moloney, MIOA
Greenhills House, Carrigaline, Co Cork,
Republic of Ireland
Tel: 00353 214374333
email: info@env.ie website: www.env.ie
 
University of Liverpool
Contact: Dr Gary Seiffert MIOA
Acoustics Research Unit, School of Architecture
Liverpool, L69 3GH
Tel: 0151 794 4939
 
Bel Noise Courses
Contact: Mr A Somerville HonFIOA
Location: University of West of Scotland
Almada Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire,
ML3 0JB
Mobile: 07739 008068,
 
Make UK Sheffield Office
Contact: Joanne Parry
Advantage House,
Poplar Way, Catcliffe,
Rotherham, S60 5TR
Tel: 0121 331 3939 / 07795 416 601 (Direct Dial)
 
Next Examinations:
11 October 2019
 
 
 
2. The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Certificate of Competence in Workplace Noise Risk Assessment    ( CCWNRA )
This Course provides in-depth practical training in how to assess the noise hazards in your workplace and identify the best ways to reduce exposure.
It also enables you to advise and assist employers on meeting the requirements of the Noise at Work Regulations 2005. The IOA Certificate is particularly suitable for: 
• Safety professionals 
• Managers 
• Consultants 
• Environmental health officers 
• Anyone responsible for noise risk assessments at work Successful completion of the Certificate in Workplace Noise Assessment.
Course Content 
The IOA Certificate of Competence in Workplace Noise Risk Assessment course covers: 
• Identifying noise hazards 
• Identifying the best means of safeguarding the hearing of yourself and others 
• Identifying suitable hearing protection 
• Assessing daily noise exposure levels 
• Noise control techniques 
• Assessing the effectiveness of noise control measures 
• Advising and assisting employers on meeting the legal requirements relating to workplace noise 
 
Course Structure:
5 day course, 9am-4.30pm, 35 hours of contact time in total
In most of our accredited centres courses running for a week, starting Monday morning and finishing at 4.30 on Friday. Some centres run with different formats,
for example one day per week for five weeks. The course is highly practically oriented, with hands-on laboratory and field measurement exercises taking up nearly half the timetable.
 
Assessment:
There is both a practical test and a two and a half hour written exam. 
 
Entry Requirements 
There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be: 
• numerate 
• able to complete simple mathematical equations 
• able to communicate simply and clearly 
All candidates should possess, and be able to use, a scientific calculator with logs, antilogs and memory facilities.
just the chance to develop your skills in a friendly, supportive environment.
 
 
IOA Accredited Centres:
 
University of Derby 
Contact: Dr J Pritchard MIOA School of Environmental Sciences University of Derby
Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
Tel: 01332 591745
 
 
Leeds Beckett University
Contact: Ms Angela Hill CPD and Franchise Course Coordinator
Room CL615 School of Clinical and Applied Sciences Leeds Beckett University City Campus, Leeds, LS1 3HE, UK
Tel: 01138 123 240
 
Make UK Sheffield Office
Contact: Joanne Parry Advantage House, Poplar Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5TR, UK
Tel: 0121 331 3939 / 07795 416 601 (Direct Dial)
 
 
Make UK Birmingham Office
Contact: Joanne Parry Make UK Technology Hub, Nobel Way, Birmingham B6 7EU, UK
Tel: 0121 331 3939 / 07795 416 601 (Direct Dial)
 
Shorcontrol Safety Ltd
Contact: Mr S Magee MIOA
Naas Industrial Estate, Naas, Co Kildare, Republic of Ireland
Tel: 00353 45898198
 
 Moloney & Associates - Acoustic & Environmental Consultants
Contact: Mr D Moloney, MIOA
Greenhills House Carrigaline, Co Cork, Republic of Ireland
Tel: 00 353 21 4374333
e-mail: info@env.ie
website: www.env.ie