Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Contaminated Land

Learn about contaminated land legislation. Understand the pros and cons of the various techniques used in reclaiming sites. Find out about recent and sustainable alternatives for remediation.

This course:

  • provides a clear definition of contaminated land
  • introduces the risk-based approach to contaminated land brought about by UK legislation
  • describes the techniques used in the reclamation of contaminated sites in the UK, together with more recently developed alternative technologies

We'll introduce you to:

  • contaminated land and the related "land affected by contamination" and "derelict land"
  • the legal framework governing contaminated land in the UK, with emphasis placed on the Part IIA regime

We'll follow a consideration of site investigation and risk assessment with a review of traditional and more innovative techniques for the remediation of contaminated sites.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is ideally suited to chemists, geochemists and engineers who are interested in land remediation.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates
  • Monday 25 - Friday 29 March 2019 (duration 5 days): dates not confirmed

Objectives and Outline

Contaminated Land

Course Objectives

When you've finished the course, you'll:

  • be able to define the term contaminated land
  • be aware of legislation regarding such land
  • be familiar with the principles of site investigation and risk assessment
  • understand how engineered approaches (such as excavation and removal, capping, covering) have traditionally been used to reclaim contaminated sites in the UK
  • be familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques
  • be aware of more recently developed, and sustainable, alternatives for the remediation of contaminated sites

Course Outline

  • Introduction to contaminated land.
  • Site investigation and risk assessment.
  • UK legislation.
  • Traditional remediation techniques.
  • Process-based remediation techniques.
  • Bioremediation techniques.
  • Guest lecture.
Course dates
  • Monday 25 - Friday 29 March 2019 (duration 5 days): dates not confirmed

Further Information

Contaminated Land

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8608) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.


Contaminated Land


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Contaminated Land


  • Contaminated Land
    • £1325 (duration 5 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.