Reviewing Third Party Reports (Day 5) E learning

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Reviewing Third Party Reports (Day 5) E learning

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his is LQMs classic training course now delivered online.

Video lectures | Activities | Online forum for questions

Reviewing third party reports is essential for ensuring technical robustness, legislative compliance and quality assurance. 

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.

This course assumes that delegates have EITHER attended the other courses in the Introduction to Contaminated Land Series (Days 1 to 4) or already have experience of working in contaminated land management.

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.

You can mix and match the face to face and e-learning courses in the 5 day series.  The e-learning and face to face courses are equivalent.  Choose face to face if you are happy to travel, can make the date and like to network. Choose e-learning to study at your own pace, on dates to suit you and to save on travel and course costs.

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

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

The course will highlight:

  • key points to look for when reviewing third party reports; and 
  • sources of information that can be used to assist in effective report writing and reviewing.

There will be several practical sessions throughout the day to practice the skills learned. All practicals use hypothetical report extracts.

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:

  • evaluate the technical robustness of the third party reports; and

  • ensure that all necessary aspects of the site investigation, risk assessment, and risk management processes are reported to an acceptable standard.

The course is focused on reviewing third party reports under planning but much of the material is also relevant to reviewing contaminated land reports in general and for other purposes.

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

Highlighted "Good points to consider when reviewing reports" (Local Authority)

The trainer was "a nice guy and led the course in a friendly manner" (Local Authority)

"...It tied the previous 4 days together very well" (Consultant)

"...I definitely think that doing the whole 5 days is beneficial, even if it is a lot of information to understand" (Local Authority) 

The best aspect was:

  • "understanding what reviewers hould be looking for" (Local Authority)
  • "the teaching" (Consultant)

February 2018

"Practical excersises - very informative particularly reviewing HHRA"

"Lots of practical reviewing which helped bring everything together"


March 2017

“Wide dissemination of knowledge covering key areas & practical exercises were best aspects” (Local Authority, Mar 2017)

“Very informative & useful. Great practical’s. Food was great, excellent coffee” (Consultant, Mar 2017)

“Great lunch, knowledgeable trainer, friendly day. Best aspect having a go at reviewing the reports.” (Local Authority, Mar 2017)“Good practicals, helped to draw it together” (Consultant, Mar 2017)


October 2016

“Very in-depth” (Consultant, Oct 2016)

"Really useful final day to tie it all together" (Local Authority, Oct 2016)

“Today was probably the most helpful day for me. Did more practicals’ – beneficial & helpful. Lecturer clearly very knowledgeable & passionate about subject.” (Local Authority, Oct 2016)

“Thorough practicals’ and well explained.” (Consultant, Oct 2016)


March 2014

"Very Practical - Helped consolidate previous stuff" (March 2014)

"Well presented and informative" (March 2014)



"1st Class" (November 2013)

"Practicals very helpful" (April 2013)

"Practical very useful" (April 2013)