Institute of Education


CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training

9:30 am to 4:00 pm, 24 September 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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020 7612 6325


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

Please note that this course is 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

Credit/Debit card booking

If you can pay by credit/debit card (and you are strongly advised to do so as it saves time) you should click on the Book Now link above which will take you to the UCL online store. You will be asked to register your details and you should follow the online booking procedures. You will be sent an automatic confirmation of your booking initially, while you will receive a further confirmation from the short course team when we have received your booking.


If you wish to pay be invoice please follow these instructions.

  1. You should first obtain a purchase order number from your finance department at your school or college and the name of the person authorising the booking.
  2. Click on the Register Here button below.
  3. Complete and submit the form by clicking on the submit button at the bottom of the form.

Your booking will be handled manually and you will receive a confirmation when your booking has been processed.

Register Here

Further dates

  • 5 November 2019
  • 21 November 2019
  • 5 December 2019
  • 16 January 2020
  • 3 March 2020
  • 23 April 2020
  • 12 May 2020
  • 23 June 2020


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.