Embracing virtual learning on our projects

The academy is offering virtual classrooms for the new academic year.

Our project academy is a vital part of our ambition to deliver the infrastructure needed to clean up the Sellafield site.

Originally established in 2016, the Project Academy for Sellafield was created to improve project delivery performance and to ensure that we were prepared to deal with new projects and challenges.

Since then the academy has been delivering short courses, professional qualifications and degree programmes to prepare and educate our teams in West Cumbria and Warrington.

This year the team has faced some unprecedented challenges due to coronavirus and with face to face teaching no longer possible, we have worked closely with the University of Cumbria to develop an effective alternative.

Following the hard work of everyone involved, we have started to deliver a number of courses through our virtual classroom with up to 12 participants at a time.

Project Academy courses are highly interactive; participants will take part in a variety of small group activities and have opportunities to discuss and share experiences throughout the course.

The course brochure for 2020/21 has launched this week and there are now over 40 products on offer.

From entry qualifications to those at masters level, there is something suitable for everyone.

Neil Crewdson, Sellafield Ltd’s interim project delivery director, said:

Our industry-leading Project Academy for Sellafield is ultimately supporting our aim of being a top quartile infrastructure delivery organisation, by ensuring we have some of the best training and experiences available for our project management community.

By working closely with local education providers, we can develop sustainable education packages which benefit our organisation, supply chain and local economy.

All of this, alongside our investments in new delivery models will ensure we deliver long term results for the tax payer – ultimately making Sellafield safer, sooner.

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