C10009 Uncertainty of Measurement in Collision Investigation


Uncertainty of Measurement in Collision Investigation has been designed to take the principles of the UKAS Measurement of Uncertainty course and apply it directly to the scence of collision investigation.

This three day residential course will demonstrate how to build uncerainty budgets for various collision investigation techniques.

The course uses Microsoft Excel as the principle tool to build the error budgets.

What you will study

Day 1  
AM The Normal Distribution
  Confidence intervals
  Confidence v Coverage
PM Type A and B uncertainties
  Principle of uncertainty budgets
  Standard and expanded uncertainties
  Uncertainty budgets in Excel
Day 2  
AM Error propagation - Piecemeal
PM Error propagation - Partial Derivatives
  Error propagation - Monte Carlo Simulation
Day 3  
AM Simple error propagation in Excel
PM Monte Carlo simulations in Excel


Entry requirements

Open to Collision Investigators and Managers who hold at least a CertHE in forensic collision investigation and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Pre-course study


Study method


What you will need

You will need a scientific calculator


There is no qualification. A course completion certiificate will be issued at the end of the course

How to book

Contact the faculty office. Course dates are published on the AiTS website homepage

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The course at a glance

Code: C10009
Credits: None
Level: Not mapped
Duration: 3 days
Type: Classroom
Assessment: None


AiTS have been training collision investigators in the UK and overseas since 1996. We are also the UK's main provider of Roads Policing, Prohibitions and Tachograph training in the UK and Ireland.

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Tel: +44(0)1285 864650 email: mail@aits.ac.uk