Training Courses

  • Analysis and Examination of Foods 2013

    10/04/2013 - Reading

    The next annual course at the University of Reading will take place in the week of 29 April – 3rd May 2013. This informative and very enjoyable (though demanding) week of lectures and interactive workshops is highly recommended by the APA Training Committee. It is excellent preparation and professional development for senior laboratory and reporting staff in Public Analysts’ laboratories. The course programme is on a two year rolling cycle covering most aspects of the Mastership in Chemical Analysis , MChemA, syllabus. Attendance is essential preparation for those intending to sit the qualification examinations for the statutory MChemA administered by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Those delegates who attended in 2012 will find this course particularly useful. A report on the 2012 residential course is at and gives a flavour of the event. Owing to the generous sponsorship of the FSA the course is free to the first delegate from each UK (and associated) Official Food Control (Public Analyst) laboratory site. If there are any spare places, these will be offered as follows: • To subsequent delegates from UK OFC (Public Analysts) labs – fee on application • £895* per person for non UK OFC labs or any industry or commercial labs who may be interested in sending delegates • Daily rates are also available, typically £200*. *+VAT Please note - this course will be very popular. Places will be strictly limited to 20.

    Further information available by e-mailing APA Training Officer .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Closing date for registration is 12 April 2013. The APA Educational Trust would like to acknowledge with thanks assistance from the National Measurement Office Government Chemist Programme and the Analytical Trust Fund.

  • Emerging Analytical Professionals (EAP) Conference “A Euro Vision: Analytical Science In Tune”.

    15/11/2012 - Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, Leeds.

    Harmonisation across Europe in a range of analytical disciplines: Environmental Science, Standards and Methodologies, Pharmaceuticals, Forensic Science, Safety and Security.

    EAP is an all inclusive weekend conference aimed at early career scientists and researchers both in industry and academia. There will be an emphasis on networking opportunities and continuing professional development activities as well as back-to-basics technique workshops and general interest analytical presentations and talks. The all inclusive fee for delegates is £270 however bookings made before the end of February 2013 will attract an early bird rate of £240

  • NRL Heavy Metals in Food Workshop

    11/10/2012 - Sand Hutton (approximately 7 milesnorth-east of York adjacent to the A64)

    Heavy Metals in Food training workshop aimed at staff from UK Official Control laboratories (OCLs).

    See Provisional Programme attached below

  • NRL Mycotoxins Workshop

    11/10/2012 - Sand Hutton (approximately 7 miles north-east of York adjacent to the A64.)

    Mycotoxins training workshop aimed at staff from UK Official Control laboratories (OCLs)

    The Provisional Programme is attached below

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