Since 2009 the Nuvia Ltd assessment centre has been involved in formulating and delivering NVQ qualifications to the UK nuclear industry in the fields of nuclear decommissioning, radiation protection, materials transport and nuclear industry awareness. The centre currently has candidates at Harwell, Dounreay, Sellafield and Trawsfynydd.
Last year Nuvia were requested by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) to deliver the Level 2 Diploma in Processing Industries Operations (PIO). One of the drivers for this project is Dounreay’s socio-economic commitment to the north of Scotland on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Successful NVQ candidates will have a nationally recognised award which will assist them to transition to other careers either within the nuclear industry, or in related process industries, when their role in the Dounreay decommissioning project is complete.
At present there are 18 Dounreay operators registered as candidates on the PIO Diploma. Five of these have completed the award and have received their certificates. The remaining candidates are making excellent progress and expect to complete by the end of this year.
NVQ Success at Dounreay
Photo shows three of the successful candidates receiving their Processing Industries Operations (PIO) certificates from the Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) project director.