Introduction and development of the Conceptual model (Day 1)  E learning

Introduction and development of the Conceptual model (Day 1) E learning

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This is LQMs classic training course now delivered online

Video lectures | Activities | Online forum for questions

The ability to conduct thorough desk studies and to produce and understand initial conceptual site models is fundamental to the effective identification of potential contamination issues at a site.

This is one of a series of 5 one-day courses covering the fundamental subject matter relevant to the investigation, assessment and management of land contamination. The courses aim to improve knowledge of the subject matter and the application of this knowledge in the risk-based approach for the assessment and management of land contamination.  The courses in this series cover legislation and conceptual models, site characterisation, human-health risk assessment, remediation and risk management and reviewing 3rd Party reports.  These courses can be taken individually or in combination.

Purchase of the course provides one person access to the course materials over a 2 week period.  The course pace is aimed at completing the course 1-2 hours a day over 5 days, with a further week for those who need a little longer.  If done continuously, the course should be able to be completed in one day.

Public sector rates only apply to qualifying organisations (i.e. Local Authorities, Health Authorities, the Environment Agency, SEPA, etc.).

Your course will start the Monday after you have ordered it - if you require a different start date please email judith@lqm.co.uk

This introductory course will provide delegates with:

  • an overview of contaminated land legislation, including the planning and  Part 2A regimes
  • an overview of the risk assessment framework and the central role of conceptual site models
  • detailed knowledge on how to conduct desk studies and site walkovers 
  • detailed knowledge and practical experience in creating initial conceptual site models.

There will be a practical session towards the end of the day involving the use of site data to create an initial conceptual site model highlighting potential linkages between contaminant sources, pathways and receptors

Land Quality Management courses are renowned for their relevance and quality.  This comes from our belief that training should be interesting, relevant and make a difference to the way our delegates go about their normal contaminated land related business.  We always select top quality tutors with both the experience to communicate and the knowledge to share – as well as the enthusiasm to improve the way land contamination issues are tackled.


By the end of the course delegates should be better able to:

  • design and conduct desk studies and site walkovers;
  • create initial conceptual site models; and
  • interpret initial conceptual site models.

All delegates will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance which should be retained and used to provide evidence of CPD activity when required by employers or professional bodies.

This is an introductory course suitable for new starters, those needing a refresher or for those managing contaminated land staff.

This course is of relevance to :

  • Regulatory and local authority staff involved with contaminated land issues
  • Consultants
  • Problem holders and developers needing a more in-depth understanding of contaminated land issues
  • Anyone producing contaminated land reports
  • Anyone reviewing third party reports

 Feedback comments have included:

September 2018

"The practicals helped cement that I knew what I was doing" (Consultant)

"The course content was interesting and it was delivered well"  (Local Authority)

"Everything well explained from basics" (Consultant)

February 2018

"Excellent introduction, understanding Planinng versus Part 2A. CSM practical gets one thinking" (Local Authority)

"The information and practical at the end of the lecture develops the information" (Local Authority)

"Developed my understanding of the CSM" (Consultant)

"Very well presented" (Consultant)

"Lectures to the point and covered essentials" (Consultant)

"Up to date and practical information, excellent course" (Consultant)

"Good overview of the background, well presented" (Local Authority)

September 2017

"Refresher from course I did a few years ago, so gave updated information" (Local Authority)

"Enjoyed it overall" (Local Authority)

"Handouts & detailed presentations & depth of information" (Consultant)

"Practical & entusiasm of presenter, very relevant to my new position as a consultant" (Consultant)

"All extremely good" (Local Authority)

February 2017

"Very enthusiastic presentation.  Good, relevant content"

"Friendly lecturer. Small group. Nice room"

"Good presentation and excellent knowledge"

"excellent delivery of material"

October 2016

“Detailed explanation of concepts & ideas, clarifying queries or areas of misunderstanding” (Local Authority)

"Professionally taught with a good balance between teaching time and time to reflect on the new information" (Consultant)

“Extremely well focused” (Local Authority)

“Good hand-outs. Very good location” (Local Authority)

March 2013

"Practical very useful"