The UKWF will be running the UKWF Metrology Certificate course (open to any UKWF staff) from Monday 16th September to Friday 20th September 2024 at University of Bedfordshire, Putteridge Bury, Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8LE.

The pricing for this course has been set well below market rates, as this is to benefit UKWF members. Please complete a booking form if you wish to book a delegate into this course.

There are a number of hotels local to the venue. The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North is within a mile of the training venue and the Hampton by Hilton London Luton and Premier Inn Luton Airport are a few miles away. 

Please note:

  • Bookings will be on a first come first serve basis – so no guarantee anyone will be accepted.
  • Members will be waitlisted if all spaces have been taken


Any UKWF member employee is eligible for this training course. No prior knowledge of the weighing industry is required for this training course, but obviously any previous experience may benefit the delegate.


This course will be run over 5 contiguous days, Monday to Friday. Training content will include:

1. Introduction to metrology- This will consider what is metrology and distinguish between legal metrology, scientific metrology, and industrial metrology. It will outline the role a UKWF businesses would have in each of these field and the responsibilities to customers in these field – It would include focus on the importance of legal metrology for business and the benefits that their correct and legal implementation can bring.

2. Safety- This will cover the obligations of Health and Safety legislation that apprentices would need to work with. This would include introductions to, Working at Heights, Confined Spaces, Manual Handling, Display Screen Equipment, PPE Requirements – It will include some understanding of risk assessments in health and safety

3. A General Introduction to Maths for Weighing; – Calculating errors on weighing instruments, introductory statistics, calibration of weights (uncertainty and error), Gravity, this will include some exercises and worked example for cohorts to gain experience

4. Metrology and Infrastructure-Metrology infrastructure for UKWF members: OIML, EU harmonised standards, UK designated standards, WELMEC Guides, UK Government Guidance. Local Weights and Measures Authorities and “Self-verification” and why UKWF companies need to interact with these organisations.

5. Quality Management- Understanding of ISO 9001-2015 in your business and why it is necessary. Relationship with the responsibilities of self-verification. UKWF Codes of practice and why they are important.

6. Understanding the operation of a weighing instrument- Introduction to the modular approach for weighing instruments and an understanding of the certification that relates to this. An understanding of the functions of the different modules in a weighing instrument, Compatibility of modules.

7. Verification and reverification of weighing instruments – This must include non-automatic and automatic weighing instruments and the designated standards that cover this. It must clearly distinguish calibration and verification. Distinguish between initial verification and re-qualification – This will also include the UKWF Code of Practice and will cover both automatic and non-automatic weighing instruments.

8. Fault finding on weighing Instruments – This will focus on how an engineer can understand why an instrument may not be functioning and how this can be resolved This should be practical and based on a workshop environment and must be “in-person” training (this is not available as part of on-line training)

9. The role and importance of software in weighing – This will be an introduction to the legislative frameworks that relate to software in weighing instruments and the trends for the future so that the delegates are aware of the present technology and what will be on the market.

10. Course content recap and Exam Questions – this will be a very high-level recap of the modules followed by some simple exam questions. Minimum pass rate of 60% is required.

Module 8 will be delivered by Jeremy Sage and all other modules will be delivered by Ian Turner.


The pricing below is per delegate:

• On-Line Training:
£ 495 per course (per Delegate)
(This equates to £99 per day, per delegate)

• In-Person Training:
£ 695 per course (per Delegate)
(This equates to £139 per day, per delegate)

Notes:• All travel, hotel, personal expenses, etc. for the delegates are excluded from the prices above and the member company will need to separately pay these costs• For In-Person delegates, refreshments and a light lunch is included within the pricing above

Please note: Members will be waitlisted if all spaces have been taken