Measurement Uncertainty for Practitioners course

This interactive, expert-led three-day course will equip delegates with the knowledge and confidence to create Measurement Uncertainty budgets that conform to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 to ensure reported results are traceable.

  • Overview

    This in-depth course is designed to deepen delegates’ understanding of the principles and practical applications of Measurement Uncertainty (MU) in a laboratory setting.

    Please ensure you read the minimum requirements for this course before booking to attend.

  • Learning outcomes of this course

    By the end of this course, delegates will have:

    • A wider consideration of sources that contribute to uncertainty
    • A greater understanding of the evaluation and application of MU
    • The knowledge and skills to organise uncertainty budgets and present an uncertainty estimate in reports and certificates

    Delegates who attend the course in full will receive a certificate of attendance once their invoice has been settled.

  • Key topics
    • Traceability, Equations & Metrological terms
    • Probability Distributions & Statistical Calculations, Central Limit Theorem
    • Sources of Uncertainty Including Human Factors
    • Evaluation of Uncertainty Budgets, Reporting Results
    • Correlated Quantities, Monte Carlo Simulation
    • Decisions and Conformity with Specifications
  • Who should attend?

    This course is designed for individuals already managing and/or applying uncertainty within their organisations who require greater awareness of measurement uncertainties and calculation of uncertainty budgets in a practical setting.

    This could include:

    • Technical managers who manage and evaluate uncertainty
    • Technical team members who are part of the evaluation and estimation process
    • Practitioners of uncertainty budgets looking to develop their skills and understanding

    UKAS also offers an introductory course designed for individuals requiring a fundamental understanding of the principles and concepts of MU. See ‘Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty’.

  • Minimum requirements

    Delegates will be sent a pre-course exercise before attending and are asked to set aside approximately two hours to complete this.

    UKAS Academy virtual courses are usually delivered via the Adobe Connect application. Download links for this free programme can be found within our minimum requirements.

    Any additional requirements will be detailed in the joining instructions sent after a booking has been confirmed.

  • Meet the trainers

    All UKAS trainers are dedicated professionals with years of practical experience in their specialist areas.  Many UKAS trainers have previously worked as Assessment Managers, giving delegates the benefit of their wealth of knowledge.

Date/Time Venue Price
16/05/2023 - 18/05/2023 Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol £1485 exc VAT
27/06/2023 - 29/06/2023 Virtual course £1485 exc VAT
19/09/2023 - 21/09/2023 Ashorne Hill, Leamington Spa £1485 exc VAT
24/10/2023 - 26/10/2023 Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol £1485 exc VAT
12/12/2023 - 14/12/2023 Virtual course £1485 exc VAT
20/02/2024 - 22/02/2024 Ashorne Hill, Leamington Spa £1485 exc VAT

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