Bel Noise Courses will be running this course on 19-23 September 2022 in Aberdeen Council HQ, Marishall College, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AB.

The course leads to the Certificate of Competence qualification issued by the Institute of Acoustics and follows their syllabus which covers:

  • Basic concepts and noise units
  • Noise propagation and control
  • Noise indices and measurement methodology for environmental noise
  • Instrumentation for environmental noise measurement
  • Environmental noise legislation
  • Environmental noise measurement in practice

Although all the necessary noise measurement theory is fully covered, a considerable amount of time is dedicated to indoor and outdoor hands-on practical workshop activities. A calculation tutorial session will take place on the first day of the course.

A practical examination will take place on the last day of the course and the written examination on Friday 7th October 2022.

The fee for the course is £1500, not including accommodation, meals or the Institute of Acoustics examination fees of £285. A suitable scientific calculator will be provided.

Delegates should bring a sound level meter (SLM) with windshield, which is able to undertake and display the following measurement functions:

  • Sound levels in dB(A), dB(Z / Lin) and dB(C);
  • Statistical parameters (LMax, L01, L10, L90, L99, LMin) and
  • Energy parameters (LAeq, LZeq, LE / SEL).

The SLM must have a windshield and you should also bring a tripod, small tape measure and sufficient spare batteries to last the week. A basic anemometer to measure wind speed would be beneficial. It is the responsibility of the delegate / delegate’s employer to ensure that the equipment is in good working order, to bring the appropriate instruction manuals and to insure the equipment.

Ideally each delegate will have their own SLM, but it is essential that not more than two delegates share SLMs, as all must have adequate measurement practice time during the course. Sound level meters can be provided at an additional cost of £75 for the week. P

lease use the email address below to request a booking form if you wish to reserve a place on this course.


Alistair Somerville

Course Leader

Bel Noise Courses


Phone: +447739 008 068

  • Event Date
    19/09/2022 9:00 am
  • Event End Date
    23/09/2022 5:00 pm
  • Event Location
    Aberdeen Council HQ, Marishall College, Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AB
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