Water quality sampling and testing course


The course is intended to guide operators and supervisors to deliver best and safe practice for water sampling procedures. The aim of this course is to provide candidates with a high level of knowledge and skills to be able to carry out effective water quality sampling procedures and to prevent poor practice within the Water industry.

Correct sampling practices are essential for accurate knowledge and quality control. The Sampling and testing course to demonstrate the principles and practices behind collecting and transporting representative samples for testing.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Managers, Supervisors, Operatives who are required to oversee or safely and successfully carry out water quality sampling procedures.
  • water operations, laboratory technicians, health protection and those upskilling to be "suitably qualified personnel".



Register for the course

Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
WQS001 9 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
WQS001 13 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
WQS001 11 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives

  • Select the appropriate tools and equipment for water quality sampling
  • Understand the specification, why we sample and what we sample
  • Consider waterborne diseases
  • Demonstrate good hygiene practice
  • Understand and demonstrate best practice safety procedures
  • Identify preventative procedures for contamination
  • Explain the consequences of failure
  • Complete measurements

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the importance of sampling
  • Tools and equipment for water quality sampling
  • waterborne diseases
  • preventative procedures for contamination
  • Requirements of the Drinking Water Standards 
  • Practical, on-site testing
  • Sampling practices to avoid contamination
  • Sample labeling, handling, storage and transportation
  • Record keeping

Course Administration Details:


The overall aim of this IRES course is to provide participants with the knowledge, concepts and skills needed to perform all the tasks required in the pre-award phase of a contract. The course covers different contract types and various contracting methods with a concentration on tendering.

Participants in this interactive course will learn essential tools and techniques used in analyzing submitted bids including preliminary examination, technical evaluation and commercial evaluation.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:  [email protected] or  [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817, +254(020) 211 3814 or +250 789 621 067 mail [email protected] or  [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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