Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness (ANIA)

SKU: GEN2/C/027

Course Aim

This course aims to provide delegates with a foundation level of understanding of the scientific and engineering principles underlying nuclear power generation and other nuclear industrial activities, the way in which the sector is organised and specific technological and environmental challenges facing the industry.

Course Duration

The taught part of the course is likely to be of 5 days duration (mainly classroom based), preceded by a pre-course directed learning phase and followed by post-course assignment-based study.

Target Group

The course is aimed at personnel new the nuclear industry who require an awareness of industry framework and an appreciation of the underlying technology. No prior knowledge is assumed. The course is suitable for all levels, from apprentices through to graduates in a technical or nontechnical role.

Qualification Gained

On successful completion delegates will receive a PAA/VQ-SET Award in Nuclear Industry Awareness

The course is delivered in three modules:

Module 1
• Scientific fundamentals of nuclear energy
• Radiation hazards and radiation protection
• Nuclear safety

Module 2
• History of the development of the UK nuclear industry.
• The current industry and the roles of key stakeholders.
• Nuclear safety regulation.

Module 3
• Nuclear power generation
• The nuclear fuel cycle
• Nuclear decommissioning
• Waste management and environmental issues.

This course can be delivered from any of the following Gen2 Training Centres:

  • Gen2 Energus Centre

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