National College for Nuclear Adapts Learning for Employers - Bridgwater & Taunton College

As part of its portfolio of training and learning, the National College for Nuclear (NCfN) Southern Hub delivers the Behavioural Excellence Programme for learners who are working in a nuclear related industry, to provide them with the underpinning knowledge of nuclear safety behaviours on site. The programme covers nuclear as a unique industry, nuclear disasters, waste transportation, safety culture, and safety messages and is typically delivered face-to-face to delegates over two days, either at NCfN or the employer’s premises.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, NCfN has quickly adapted the delivery of this programme – seen as essential to many employers – to ensure employees still have the opportunity to learn and work within a team to solve the issues demonstrated in the course.

In order to continue the course with employers already committed to training their employees, the NCfN Commercial team got to work using Microsoft Teams to enable the programme to go ahead as planned.

With this method of delivery, it was crucial that the delegates and the tutor were not on Teams for more than half a day at a time, but that they could still work as a team and interact, so the Plan of Learning was adapted, with the course content reduced from two- to one-day of delivery, divided into two separate four-hour sessions, with a maximum group size of six.

Using the technology, delegates were able to use ‘break out rooms’, feedback via screen sharing, and the main teaching area for the taught parts of the training session. This method of delivery worked really well, with no technical glitches, and all delegates were successful in passing the course.

Feedback from the employer has been fantastic, and one delegate said: “Although this was the first time the course was delivered over Teams, I enjoyed it and thought the content, delivery and interaction worked well.” The employer now has a second group they would like to undertake this training with National College for Nuclear Southern Hub.

To find out more about National College for Nuclear and the programmes and training available, please visit the website: www.ncfn.ac.uk

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