Institute of Education


CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 25 April 2019

Radiation Protection Supervisor

This one-day course is for school Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS). You'll learn how to use radioactive sources to demonstrate the properties of ionising radiations.

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Short Courses
020 7612 6245


Room: TBC
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

Please note that both dates of this course are now fully booked. 

You'll also:

  • learn about legislation, guidance, storage, management and disposal of radioactive substances
  • understand your responsibilities as an RPS
  • engage in practical demonstrations to learn radiological protection and management.

Who this course is for

This course is ideal for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS), i.e. the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of radioactive sources in a science department. The RPS will usually be a member of the teaching staff, often the head of physics.

Any teacher who uses radioactive sources will also benefit.

Note: Technicians are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a teacher who's been identified as the RPS in their school.

Course content

The course covers:

  • legislation and guidance
  • nuclear physics, radioactivity and radiation - teaching and resources
  • storage of radioactive substances
  • using radioactive sources to demonstrate the properties of ionising radiations
  • doses and biological effects of ionising radiations
  • radiological protection and its management
  • responsibilities of the RPS, including Local Rules
  • different types of radioactive sources and their care (including preparing sources for half-life investigations)
  • monitoring and record keeping
  • disposal of radioactive sources.

Teaching and structure

The course includes practical demonstrations with the relevant safety points embedded within them.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • understand the legislation and guidance around storing, managing, using and disposing radioactive substances
  • use radioactive sources to demonstrate the properties of ionising radiations
  • understand your responsibilities as an RPS
  • know the different types of radioactive sources and their care
  • increase your knowledge around radiological protection and its management.


£165 for CLEAPSS members.

How to book

You can book online using a credit card by clicking on the link(s) below.
If you wish to pay by invoice and the invoice to be issued to your school, you should send your full details together with a purchase order number and the contact details of your finance department (email address) to: ioe.shortcourses@ucl.ac.uk

Available dates

Please note that both course dates are now fully booked: 

  • 14 May 2019
  • 25 June 2019 


The Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Services (CLEAPSS) has a membership of more than 28,000 schools and colleges, mainly in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, where its advice is recognised by HSE, DFE and OFSTED as representing best practice in these areas. As such, it's used by employers as the basis for them to discharge their responsibilities under the H&S at work act, 1999.