Nuclear Fundamentals Series


An intensive week long course covering all six of the Nuclear Fundamentals topics in detail:

  • Nuclear Science and the Fuel Cycle
  • Nuclear, Civil Society and Communication
  • Nuclear Organisations and Culture
  • Historical and Current Context
  • International Obligations and UK Regulatory Regime
  • Safety, Security and Safeguards

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An intensive week long course covering all six of the Nuclear Fundamentals topics in detail. This intensive course has been designed by experienced nuclear professionals for professionals and is delivered in-person by seasoned nuclear experts.​ You will gain practical, actionable insights and guidance derived from years of industry experience while some myths about nuclear will be busted. The course content is revised regularly to remain up to date and reflect emerging technology and projects in the UK nuclear sector.

Course Modules:

Nuclear Science and the Fuel Cycle – This module reviews the background to nuclear technology, examines how nuclear energy is used and dives into the nuclear fuel cycle

Nuclear, Civil Society and Communication – In this module, you will learn about the intersection of nuclear energy, civil society and communication. The course will cover the role of civil society in nuclear governance, and effective communication strategies for engaging with stakeholders. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues surrounding nuclear energy, learn how to effectively communicate with diverse audiences, and explore ways to foster greater public trust and confidence in the nuclear industry.

Nuclear Organisations and Culture​ – This module provides an understanding of the unique organisational structures and cultural challenges that exist in the nuclear industry. We will explore the importance of safety and security culture, effective communication, and leadership in ensuring the safe, secure and reliable operation of nuclear facilities.

Historical and Current Context The module will cover key events and milestones in the development of nuclear energy, as well as the current state of nuclear power and its role in the energy sector.

International Obligations and UK Regulatory Regime – This module provides an in-depth overview of the international obligations and UK regulatory regime related to civil nuclear activities. Participants will learn about the key international agreements that govern nuclear activities, including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the role of various regulatory bodies in the UK. By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory framework governing civil nuclear activities in the UK, and the international obligations that underpin it. This knowledge is essential for anyone working in the civil nuclear industry, including regulators, operators, and suppliers, as well as policymakers and academics.

Safety, Security and Safeguards – This module provides an overview of the important aspects of nuclear safety, security, and safeguards. Participants will learn about the different types of nuclear hazards and the measures that are taken to prevent accidents and ensure the safe and secure operation of nuclear facilities. The course will also cover topics related to nuclear security, including physical protection measures, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness and response. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of nuclear safeguards, which are measures taken to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Target Audience:

  • Senior people of any background moving into the sector.​​
  • Experts wishing to export their valuable experience into the high growth/high potential nuclear sector.
  • Senior leaders of companies wishing to join the supply chain who understand competitive benefits of being in an  intelligent customer/supplier relationship.
  • Individuals from other sectors able to close skills gaps in nuclear. ​​

​Course Format:

  • Five day intensive
  • Interactive and discussion-based
  • Relaxed collegiate atmosphere
  • Keynotes from industry thought-leaders and subject matter experts throughout


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