Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness

Course Overview

The Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness (ANIA) is an online, level 2 qualification that is an estimated at around 70 guided learner hours. Assessment is via a written examination taken at an approved examination centre.

The ANIA course comprises of three units:

The aim of this unit is to provide an awareness of the history and development of the nuclear industry, security within nuclear sites, the UK nuclear stakeholders and behavioural expectations  of employers.

The aim of this unit is to provide a foundation in the scientific concepts and principles associated with atomic structure, radioactivity, ionising radiation, the detection of ionising radiation and its hazards.

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the application of nuclear energy. It also covers the management of the waste generated and emergency procedures.

Who should do the course?

The Award has been primarily designed to meet the needs of apprentices and all other personnel new to the nuclear sector, who need to gain a foundation level of understanding of the nuclear industry into which they will be starting their employment. The Award will also benefit those in the industry who want to have a broader awareness and wish to gain recognition of their knowledge of the nuclear sector.


The course is available online, via the Nuclear Training Network


£495 + VAT per learner
£375 + VAT per learner for NSAN members

The assessment date is selected at registration.