Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness

The Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness has been designed with industry involvement to provide people who are embarking on a career in the nuclear sector with a foundation level of understanding of the industry and its specific requirements. 

The course includes

  • History, Site Licence, Security, Behavioural Expectations and Stakeholders of the Nuclear Industry
  • Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics, Radiation Hazards, Detection, Safety Culture, Emergency Procedures, Control of Contamination in the Nuclear Industry
  • Electricity Generation, Defence, Fuel Cycle, Waste Management, Environment, Decommissioning, Emergency Procedures for the Nuclear Industry

Who is the course for?

The Award is designed to provide essential knowledge for all entrants to the nuclear sector including, Apprentices, Graduates, people transferring to the Nuclear sector from other sectors and non-nuclear personnel.  The Award will also be of benefit to those in the industry who wish to have a broader awareness and wish to gain recognition of their knowledge of the Nuclear Sector.

Course Availability

The Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness is available as classroom style learning or e-Learning.  

Classroom Provision

The total cost (training, exam registration and certification) will typically be in the range of £500 to 1000 + VAT per learner for delivery by a Training Provider.  Providers may offer Employers a discounted cost for a cohort of learners (typically between 10 and 20 learners).  Click here for a list of providers


NSAN's e-Learning Training package (including course workbooks, downloads, exam registration and qualification certification) is £450 + VAT per learner. The ANIA e-learning is avaliable via the Nuclear Trianing Network.

N.B. - If completing via e-Learning, you will need to sit the final exam with one of NSAN's Quality Assured providers.  Our providers are situated accross the UK and you will be able to choose which one you use to moderate your exam during your online enrolment.

e-Learning Discount

Member organisations will receive a 25% discount for e-Learning registrations, to request a discount code please click here



Further Information



The course is a level 2 qualification, awarded by PAAVQSET.  For further information on the structure of this qualification click here.