Excellent learning and peer-to-peer networking opportunities with a cross-section of the nuclear industry.
The world’s first certified professional development programme for individuals in nuclear security management.
An extensive archive of information on nuclear security, both from WINS and from external sources.
Helping licensees assess the maturity of their security programme and measure their security culture effectiveness.
As part of the Academy’s broader efforts to expand course offerings and activities, WINS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the UK’s National College for Nuclear (NCfN).
This agreement will enable WINS and NCfN to discuss and develop opportunities of mutual benefit and with a view to have the WINS Academy CNSP and CRSP certification programmes recognised by NCfN.
NCfN is an integral part of the UK Government’s efforts to ensure skills for professionals involved in the nuclear sector through bridging the gap between skills strategy and policy. The National College offers hands-on, practical teaching and training to help cultivate nuclear skills for young professionals in the sector WINS and NCfN will consider how the WINS Academy programmes can be delivered in partnership as blended learning and classroom tutor-led training for UK participants.
When asked for a comment on this development, WINS’ Executive Director Lars van Dassen said, “This agreement marks a milestone and a different way in which we are helping to train nuclear security professionals in the UK through tapping into the NCfN network. In addition, this agreement highlights our shared and continued vision of helping to ensure the secure use of nuclear and other radioactive materials around the world.”
Helen Higgs, NCfN Chair, said, “We at the NCfN are excited to develop a significant and lasting relationship with WINS. Together we hope to increase the educational outreach of WINS in the UK and develop an increased awareness and professionalism in the field of nuclear security. NCfN are proud to be associated with a prestigious and international organisation and we will aim to increase access to the flexible delivery of this learning in the UK Civil Sector.”