Training Programme Guidelines (TPGs) are comprehensive guidelines outlining training needs to take new entrants through to full occupational competence and maintenance of that competence. TPGs have been developed for roles or groups of roles and allow individual training programmes to be developed which are linked to international guidance (IAEA, INPO and WANO
guidelines) and UK industry best practice. The IAEA specify the considerations for management of human resources for power generation and decommissioning of nuclear plants as well as those associated with specific disciplines such as radiological protection or maintenance of nuclear facilities.
The Training Programme Guidelines group training into three components:
An organisation’s role specific training programmes can be mapped to the Training Programme Guidelines, using an NSAN Quality Assurance (QA) process, to provide proof of compliance with international standards and industry best practice.
What they do – TPG’s have been created to support development of individual organisation training programmes for key nuclear occupations. The TPG’s provide the nuclear industry with an opportunity to benchmark and develop training programmes that meet their different operational needs. Many of the principles can be readily adapted to take account of a range of nuclear operations including processing and decommissioning. They can also be used to scope transition from say decommissioning into new build and operations to decommissioning.