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Advancing postgraduate metrology skills

NPL's Training Framework delivers measurement skills to difference audiences. The postgraduate courses, created by the Postgraduate Institute and NPL, aim to develop and nurture world-class researchers to achieve a mastery of scientific methodologies. Through developing knowledge and skills in measurement science and its application, you will learn to bring innovation and science advancement to your field of research/industry.

Benefits of Postgraduate Institute courses

The programme will provide a foundation for good practice in the following areas:

  • The role of metrology and its worldwide relevance
  • The International System of Units (SI) and the base units
  • An understanding of measurement uncertainty and its sources
  • Fundamental principles of the SI units and techniques for their measurement
  • A deeper understanding of instrumentation and sensor systems
  • Ways to improve measurement results
  • Statistical concepts and the main stages of uncertainty evaluation

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Training schedule

Book your training

  1. Review which courses you would like to take and over what time period – confirm suitability of courses with your supervisor(s). Remember guidance is available from the Postgraduate Institute.
  2. Send an email to pgi@npl.co.uk requesting registration on your selected course(s).
  3. Confirmation of registration will be sent by return email and will include:
    • Registration details for the NPL training hub;
    • Instructions on how to access e-learning content; and
    • Details of when and where classroom-based courses will be delivered.
  4. Work through online course or attend classroom-based course.
  5. Record of attendance and assessment results will be available through the NPL training hub website.

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