Institute of Acoustics Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement (CCENM)

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Organisation profile


M&A provides services and solutions to the public and private sectors in occupational hygiene, noise and vibration. We deliver a range of Institute of Acoustics (IOA) training courses in noise assessment. We also provide training courses in occupational hygiene which are accredited by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). Our consultancy services include Occupational Hygiene Assessment, Building Acoustics, Air Quality Assessment, Noise and Vibration (routine monitoring and assessment). We also provide assessments and guidance for planning and environmental licence applications and noise control & attenuation. We provide tailored training seminars and workshops and help clients develop and manage Hearing Conservation Programmes. Expert witness testimony and support are also provided by our experienced consultants.

Training aim

Provides delegate with knowledge and practice in the methodology of Env. Noise Measurement and an appreciation of the role of measurement data within the framework of standards and legislation.

Learning objectives

After completing the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Make reliable measurements of noise in accordance with appropriate standards and guidance

  • Present and interpret measurement data
  • Identify the principle methods of noise control to mitigate the impacts on the community
  • Explain measurement methodology, appreciate the measurement content of reports and environmental appraisals and comment on proposals for noise impact mitigation.

Course outline

Training is provided in an interactive and engaging format by well-practiced experts.  The course combines practical sessions using acoustic survey equipment during which candidates develop their survey and assessment techniques in line with best practice.

The course follows the prescribed Institute of Acoustics (IOA) syllabus and it additionally addresses some of the differences in legal and procedural matters which arise between the UK and Irish jurisdictions.

Trainer's profile

Moloney & Associates - Acoustic & Environmental Consultants employ experienced and qualified consultants.  All of our course tutors combine excellent academic qualifications with many years’ practical experience and our training is focused and practical.  Comprehensive details of our trainers' credentials can be provided on request along with testimonials from course attendees.

Course duration

5 days (including revision and examination).

Assessment & certification

Candidates are assessed by way of examination and practical test and on passing are issued with an IOA Certificate of Competence.

Who should attend

Engineers, technical and scientific staff, in local authorities, consultancies & companies, whose employment requires them to have a working knowledge of noise measurement, assessment and mitigation.