Course Title Triple Bar – Nuclear Manufacturing (TBNM)
Code B176

Overview of the Course

About the programme

This programme provides individuals working in the manufacturing sector a sound understanding of what differentiates nuclear from other industries, and the industry’s expectations in terms of knowledge, quality and behaviours. The course has been developed by Nuclear Manufacturers for Nuclear Manufacturers.

The course can be delivered over 2 days. We offer various start dates throughout the year, and can deliver in your workplace or at our town centre training facilities in Bury.

Who is it aimed at?

Anyone working at all levels in the manufacturing supply chain, particularly those involved in product design, manufacture, inspection and testing, sales, procurement and project management. It is ideal for new entrants to the sector, as well as long-standing employees who have had little or no prior nuclear awareness training. The training is aimed at a foundation level of knowledge, and all participants are required to undergo the TBNM end test to ensure that they understand the industry’s requirements in terms of compliance and the consequences of not performing in the right way.

Course content

The course comprises three linked modules:

  • Basic Nuclear Awareness (BNA) What is the history of the nuclear industry and its unique culture? Includes: radiation & contamination, what constitutes a nuclear power plant, the history of nuclear power in the UK, safety compliance and lessons learnt.
  • Basic Nuclear Quality (BNQ) What is meant by quality requirements for nuclear manufacturing? Includes: design specifications, quality documentation and the consequences of poor or failed components using real case studies.
  • Basic Nuclear Behaviours (BNB) What are the standards of behaviour required in the nuclear industry? Includes: the importance of safe behaviours and the nuclear safety culture, human performance tools and techniques for the prevention of error, workplace observations and event and near-miss reporting.

The course ends with a multiple choice exam.  On successful completion candidates receive a Certificate of Achievement that can be recorded on the NS4P and used as evidence for site induction requirements. 

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements for this course


National Skills Academy Nuclear


Start Date(s) Day Time Cost Duration Subsidised? Location
18-05-2016 Wednesday and Thursday 09.30 - 16.30 To book on this course please contact Stacey Balmer on or visit 2 Consecutive Days False Bury College Venture Centre

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