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This five-day course Institute of Acoustics Certificate of Competence at the London South Bank University  seeks to provide delegates with a basic knowledge of the methodology of environmental noise measurement, including the use and accuracy requirements of sound level meters and analysers. You'll become aware of the significance of measurement data against the framework of standards and legislation for environmental noise.

After successfully completing 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.


This course is accredited by the Institute of Acoustics. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course will cover:

  • Basic concepts and noise units
  • Instrumentation for environmental noise measurement
  • Noise indices and measurement methodology for environmental noise measurement
  • Environmental noise measurement in practice
  • Basic aspects of noise propagation
  • Exam assessment

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • In principle, the course is open to anybody who will benefit from it and is well motivated. However it is expected students to be numerate and to be able to carry out basic scientific calculations using a GCSE-level scientific calculator.
  • The course is generally considered by past students as intense and demanding, although highly rewarding and extremely valuable. Self-study is needed to complete the course successfully.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1700 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1700 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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