Gain the skills and knowledge to take into account uncertainty when carrying out measurement activities by attending our Management Uncertainty training course.

This 1-day practical course provides examples of typical uncertainty budgets, across different fields of measurement. The interactive workshops cover topics such as ‘reporting of uncertainties’, ‘traceability, accuracy, linearity, stability and uncertainty’ and ‘quantifying uncertainty components’.

By the end of the course delegates will have the knowledge to develop uncertainty budgets to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and laboratory accreditation bodies.

This course is suitable for anyone working in the field of measurement and performing measurement activities, including:

  • quality and design engineers
  • laboratory and technical personnel
  • assessors of laboratory/quality management systems
  • assessors of calibration and testing laboratories
  • quality and technical managers

Students attending this course will benefit more if they have a basic knowledge of maths and statistical techniques, although this is not essential. Participants should bring a laptop computer or calculator which has basic statistical functions.

Topics covered by the course include:

  • the importance of uncertainty of measurement
  • basic concepts: traceability, uncertainty and terminology
  • impact of uncertainty on results and compliance with specifications
  • errors, effects and corrections
  • Type A uncertainties and selection of statistical tools
  • Type B uncertainties, identification and use
  • combined uncertainties
  • expanded uncertainties and confidence intervals
  • reporting of uncertainties
  • sources of uncertainty in different calibration fields
  • worked examples
  • attribute studies
  • sources of further information

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • apply the methodologies for calculating uncertainty budgets using practical examples
  • develop a structured uncertainty budget, with an awareness of the uncertainty contributions associated with a measurement system and how to evaluate the magnitude of these errors
  • utilise the results of uncertainty budgets to determine cost and efficiency improvements in measurement systems.

A Measurement Uncertainty Training Course certificate will be awarded to delegates who complete all elements of the course.

Measurement Uncertainty Certificate Certificate