What's it all about?

What does Analytical Training Solutions offer?
Analytical Training Solutions, brought to you by Separation Science (www.sepscience.com), is the leading global portal for fundamentals, best practice, troubleshooting and method development training for chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Comprehensive, self-paced online courses and validated learning provides a unique educational resource for analytical chemists. Currently, we offer HPLC training, LC-MS training, GC training and GC-MS training.

Analytical Training Solutions (ATS) offers a web-based approach to analytical technique training: a fully on-demand, self-paced learning library covering all levels of experience. Backed by over 100 years of combined chromatography experience, ATS offers a suite of educational courses for beginners through to advanced chromatography users and represents an intensive and comprehensive resource for chromatography training.


What courses are available?
At present ATS offers the following courses, for an individual user or site-licence access:

  • Fundamentals of HPLC
  • HPLC and UHPLC Troubleshooting: A Performance Qualification Approach
  • Advanced HPLC Method Development Using Quality by Design
  • Principles of HPLC Validation
  • Practical HPLC for Biopharmaceuticals
  • LC-MS/MS for Chromatographers
  • Introduction to GC
  • Intermediate GC
  • GC-MS for Operators & Developers
  • Introduction to CE

How have the courses been developed?
All ATS courses have been developed in collaboration with leading training experts who have actually worked in analytical laboratories and understand the issues faced routinely through working with these techniques. All ATS instructors are experienced teachers and courses have been designed in a logical, modular way to ensure an enriching and progressive learning experience.

What format do these courses take?
Each course is split into a series of video modules (PowerPoint videos with instructor voiceover). Video sessions are generally 10-30 minutes in length, depending on the topic covered, and courses have on average 20-40 modules providing multiple hours of instruction per course. Each course is accessed online in an on-demand format, and upon purchase, you will be supplied with specific login details to gain access.

Is it possible to track the modules I have taken
Yes, once you have registered you will be able to access your ‘My Account’ section by clicking on the icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Here, you’ll find a list of courses that you’ve purchased, and by clicking on them you’ll see the progress you are making on that particular course.

Is there a way to assess my learning?
Each course, as well as having a video tutorial, also comes with a series of questions that can be used to validate your learning experience.

Will course completion certificates be provided?
Yes, all users will be able to download a ‘Certificate of Completion’ from the ‘My Account’ section once all modules of a course have been completed and all quiz questions answered correctly.

I am interested in analytical training that is not advertised on your website.
ATS is continually expanding to include new training courses. If you have a requirement for any particular type of training course simply contact ATS to discuss your requirements.


How do I get my username and password to access the course?

  • Instant access: users who sign up for an individual course and pay with a credit card via our shop, will get immediate course access.
  • Manual account set-up: those who sign up for multiple individual courses, site licences, the ‘Interpretation of Mass Spectra’ course or those individual users who asked to be billed directly, will be contacted via email to help set up your course access.

How much access do I get?
Each course represents a library of content which you have access to for a 12-month  (365-day) period after purchase. You can view sessions as many times as you like during this 12-month period, and as all courses are designed in a logical modular way you can easily find the required training session.

Can I access the courses via PC, laptop and/or tablet/mobile device?
Yes, you can access the courses via all of these methods.

Can I access the modules from home?
You can access the courses from anywhere, provided you have internet access and your username/password.

Can I use the service as a reference during my access period?
Yes, course access is unlimited for the entire access period – you can view and use it over and over again. However, access is on an individual level – to be able to continue using the ATS courses you must not share your access details.


How much do the courses cost?
All courses, except ‘Interpretation of Mass Spectra”, are priced between US$ 189 – US$ 359. This is an extremely cost-effective price for your 12 months of access. ‘Interpretation of Mass Spectra’ is a self-paced, 12-module course, with technology expert David Sparkman. The course is not run on the Analytical Training Solutions website, but via modules available on Chromatography Forum – once you purchase the ‘Interpretation of Mass Spectra’ course you will be contacted to help you set up your access and to be mailed your course manual and reference guide.

Will I receive a discount for multiple courses?
Yes, we offer tailor-made pricing to individual users who are interested to access up to three multiple courses, please contact us.

There are multiple potential users at my site – can I purchase access at a site level?
Yes, ATS offers site licences, whereby unlimited users from a single geographic site can access all courses for a 12-month period. For more details and pricing, please see our course library.

Online payment for the course is via credit card (Stripe). Alternatively, if you would like to be invoiced directly, please contact us.