Training Guides

Current Training Guides

Current Training Guides are listed below. As and when a Training Guide is superseded by each subsequent version, the older editions are retained for reference purposes. These are found within the Members' Section in Members' Documents --Training

Current Training Guides

Legislation in Force

    Regular reviews of both UK and EU legislation are published by the Government Chemist, dealing with:

    - Food Safety – including, for example, contaminants and additives
    - Consumer Choice and Prevention of Fraud – including composition and general labelling
    - Health and Nutrition – including nutrition labelling, nutrients and supplements
    - Regulation – dealing with regulatory activities, and
    - Feed and fertilisers.

    The reviews will be of interest to those studying for the Mastership in Chemical Analysis, as a rapid overview when reporting and/or interpreting results or for a general update on legislation in force and emerging issues. The material can be found at:

  • Legislation Review

Other Training and Study Resources

Feeding Stuffs and Animal Nutrition Information Sources: Kevin Wardle, Public Analyst Scientific Services, Hull ( ) has prepared a useful list of information sources

Food Standards Agency Training Resources

There are other training resources, including videos, available on the Food Standards Agency website. Although these resources are intended primarily for EHO’s and TSO’s, they are also useful to public analysts and their staff. At the present time there are no resources specifically dedicated to public analysts

The Training Committee would welcome any necessary corrections to the text and constructive comment on ways of improving future editions of any publication. Correspondence should be sent to the Secretary at the address given at the foot of the acknowledgements page of the appropriate publication.


The Open University offers free short courses on topics such as water, nutrients, GM crops, health and safety under the Science, Maths and Technology section:
OpenLearn website

Collaboration with Separation Science

The APA (via LGC) have been collaborating with Separation Science to produce training webinars on chromatography which are available to view here: