E-learning for Nuclear Newcomers

Is your country considering nuclear power?

The IAEA is here to help!

We have created an interactive e-learning series explaining the IAEA’s Milestones Approach to introducing a nuclear power programme. This approach is based on three phases and covers the 19 infrastructure issues that need to be addressed, and brings decades of expertise to life. Both newcomers and those expanding their nuclear power programmes may benefit from the e-learning series.


E-learning Modules

We have developed several interactive and engaging e-learning modules for nuclear power development:

Module 1

Introduction

Implementing a Nuclear Power Programme
is an introduction and overview of
nuclear power infrastructure development

Module 2

HR

Developing a Human Resource Strategy
focuses on human resources management,
a crucial element of a nuclear power programme



Module 3

Stakeholder Involvement

Stakeholder Involvement
emphasizes the importance of engaging
stakeholders in a nuclear power programme

Module 4

Management of a Nuclear Power Programme

Management of a Nuclear Power Programme
explains why strong management and leadership
is needed for a successful programme



Module 5

Construction Management

Construction Management
addresses the key challenges in constructing a nuclear
power plant as part of the nuclear power programme

Module 6

Systematic Approach to Training (SAT)

Systematic Approach to Training (SAT)
is internationally recognized as a key tool for ensuring
the competency of all Nuclear Power Programme personnel



Module 7

Feasibility Study

Feasibility Study
represents an important step in the justification of
a nuclear power plant new build project

Module 8

Feasibility Study

Management Systems
explains why a management system is needed and
the steps to develop, implement and continually improve it



Module 9

Safety Infrastructure

Safety Infrastructure
defines safety infrastructure and its importance
in a nuclear power program

Module 10

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness and Response
explains how to update an EPR framework
for a nuclear power programme


Module 11

Introduction to Safeguards

Introduction to Safeguards
provides an overview of IAEA safeguards, including legal aspects, and
discusses the key elements of a State's safeguards infrastructure



More e-learning modules will be available during 2014:

  • Module 12: Management of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste




Do you need help navigating through the e-learning modules?

Based on a feedback we’ve got from users we have now created the User Guide Animation together with the accompanying PDF.

This User Guide has been designed to help you to use the IAEA Milestones e-learning modules. It will guide you through the basic navigation and some of the key features of the e-learning. It will also provide some useful hints and tips to make your journey through the e-learning as easy as possible.



Who benefits?

The e-learning modules target a variety of stakeholders in Member States interested in or embarking on a nuclear power programme:

Decision makers, advisers and senior managers in governmental organizations, regulatory bodies, utilities and industries, as well as donors, suppliers and other related bodies.

Students, academics and researchers in the nuclear field may better understand the "big picture" of developing nuclear power programmes.

Those involved in expanding existing nuclear power programmes may also find the modules a valuable resource.

Whatever your role or interest in your country's nuclear power programme, this e-learning will further you knowledge and understanding.


Acknowledgement

This e-learning project is supported by an extrabudgetary contribution from the Republic of Korea under the Peaceful Uses Initiative. It is implemented by the Nuclear Infrastructure Development Section (NIDS) with support from the Nuclear Power Engineering Section (NPES) of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy.

All of the modules are based on the IAEA publications "Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power" (Nuclear Energy Series No. NG-G-3.1), other relevant IAEA publications, and current experiences from newcomer countries.


Feedback

We would really appreciate receiving your feedback on this e-learning material to try to make future modules even better. When you’ve completed any of the modules in the series, please send any feedback you have to the IAEA's Nuclear Energy Human Resource Development - Contact Point. Thank you!