CED Shares Nuclear Training Award Success

Certificate of Nuclear Professionalism Award

CED is proud to share in the celebrations as the National Skills Academy for Nuclear wins the NEI Nuclear Training Award’s Training Course of the Year (> 1 year) for the Certificate of Nuclear Professionalism.

The Certificate of Nuclear Professionalism, launched in January 2012, is an 18 month programme in seven modules, developed in collaboration with the nuclear industry including NSAN employer members such as the Office for Nuclear Regulation, Cavendish Nuclear, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, EDF Energy, Atkins and Rolls Royce.

These employers clearly articulated the importance of having employees with a good knowledge and understanding of both the cultural environment and behavioural standards in the nuclear sector.  CED has been delivering the Commercial Awareness, Project Management and Technical Leadership modules here at Aston Business School.

The aim of the Certificate is to support new entrants as they develop their understanding of the nuclear industry, building on the knowledge and expertise that participants already have, and giving them the wider skills to work as a professional within the sector. The balanced structure of the course, delivered by both academic tutors and industrial experts, made it a winning proposal according to the award judges.

Awards judge Ulrik von Estorff, operating agent for European Human Resources Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector, EC JRC, Institute for Energy commented:
“The CoNP is a very innovative and professional course with a high involvement of the nuclear industry in its design.”
Fellow judge David Whitmore, Global Engineering and Technical Director Atkins commented that the CoNP is an
“Easily-accessible nuclear professionalism qualification giving existing practitioners a top-up in the nuclear skills needed to adopt leadership roles in the nuclear arena.”
Jean Llewellyn OBE, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear commented:
“I am delighted to see this well-deserved recognition for the Certificate of Nuclear Professionalism, developed at the request of industry and with the involvement and leadership of many of our members.  It is a great recognition of successful industry-led skills initiatives.

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