1-day Absolute Basics of GC & GC-MS

Royal Society of Chemistry approved training logoView dates and book 1-day Absolute Basics of GC & GC-MS, £125 plus 20% VAT

Course accreditation

This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

What will you learn on this course?

This is a perfect introduction for absolute beginners to gas chromatography and GC-MS. The course will cover the what, why, where, when and how of GC & GC-MS.

  • What is a GC or GC-MS?
  • Why would you use them? How would they help solve your problems and what answers could they give?
  • When would you use them? What types of analytes and samples can you use them for?
  • How would you use them? How do they work and what is available?
  • Where would you use them? Which applications to answer what questions?

Learning Outcomes

  • You will learn about the different types of chromatography
  • You will understand the definition of gas chromatography
  • You will learn the principles and components of the gas chromatograph
  • You will learn about the principles and components of the mass spectrometer
  • You will learn the purpose and principles of data analysis
  • You will learn about different sampling techniques for GC
  • You will learn about a number of industries and their application of GC-MS

Who is this course for?

If you have no or very little knowledge of gas chromatography, are an analyst, technician, engineer or work in sales and would like to improve your knowledge in this area, then this is the course for you.

This 1-day course is ideal either as stand-alone or prior to attending the Practical Essentials of GC & GC-MSComplete GC & GC-MS or Complete Hands-on GC & GC-MS courses.

Course Venue: Varied, please see individual dates for details OR we can teach this at Your Company
Number of days: 1
Price: £125 plus 20% VAT

Special offers:

  • Early Bird: Book at least 12 weeks in advance and receive a 10% discount for this 1-day course.
  • Student: Discount of 10% for this 1-day course (valid student ID card required), if booked at least 4 weeks in advance.
  • RSC Member: Discount of 10% for this 1-day course (membership number required) if booked at least 4 weeks in advance.
  • Group discount: 4 colleagues from the same company can attend for the price of 3, when attending the same course.

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Quotes from previous attendees

"Being completely new to the subject it was all interesting."  Kim Feldsmann, Administrator/ Marketing, Trajan Ltd (June 2015). 

"Seeing real bits of equipment, it helps put the theory in context for me."  Scientist, testing services company (June 2015). 

"The topics were well explained and diagrams were used to make the concepts clear. I particularly liked the use of items from the GC instrumentation to demonstrate points and also to show what these parts look like in real life. Compares well to other courses. Was well presented."  Scientific graduate, instrumentation equipment supplier (April 2015). 

"It was correctly pitched to be interesting, accessible and challenging."  Martin Crookes, Team Leader & Reporting Manager, Key Forensic Services (March 2015). 

"(I enjoyed having the) opportunity to ask questions during the presentation and have them answered by an expert."  Matthew Kershaw, Research Technician, The Open University (March 2015). 

"Interative, helped consolidate learning."  PhD student, The Open University (March 2015). 

"Very well run course. Great content and well delivered."  Keith Gannon, QC Analyst, Unilever (December 2014). 

"Very engaging, lots of good analogies to explain complex methods."  Senior Laboratory Technician (December 2014). 

"Extremely informative throughout, friendly, approachable and knowledgable tutors."  David Bryant, Air Products PLC (September 2014). 

"Very good."  Product Specialist - Analytical (September 2014). 

"The breadth of coverage - a very good introduction, relaxed atmosphere."  University PhD Student (June 2014). 

"Informal atmosphere, easy to ask questions. Small size of group is a great improvement on many courses I have attended."  International Sales Administrator (June 2014). 

"Everything about this course (especially the) operational procedure of the GC-MS."  Olawumi Samuel, a Laboratory Scientist from Nigeria's Osum State University (May 2013). 

"Proximity exchange with the very knowledgeable teacher. The little tips and examples that may not be in the presentation."  Post Doctoral Research Assistant from a University (May 2013).

"Comprehensive; informal presentation; opportunity to ask questions as we went along. Most interesting topic: Fundamentals of GC. Most useful topic: Sample preparation."  Carolyn Willis, Research Director, Amersham Hospital.

"This course has 'removed a veil from my mind'.  I have not done GC for several years and this has provided me with a very sound foundation on which I can now build for a more advanced GC development.  The level of detail in the Why and Where of GC was excellent and therefore allowed one to readily understand the information in the afternoon session which needed more interpretation".  Andrea Jordan, Post Graduate Researcher, Chemical Engineering and Advanced Material Graduate School, Newcastle University.

"Very useful practical knowledge.  Gave a very good overview of the topic, although perhaps too many points covered".  Laboratory Technician, Manchester University.

"Content very good, clearly explained".  Researcher, Manchester University.

"Coverage of wide range of material, optimal balance between general and more specialised topics, small group size, [and] face-to-face interaction."  Researcher, Open University (2012). 

"Open and comfortable environment in which to ask questions."  Marc Davies, Open University.

"High level of detail given into describing how GC works."  John Robertson, Inorganic Chemistry Analyst, South East Water.