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Training in VVER Technology (CORONA ACADEMY)


The CORONA Academy is created by group of 9 organisations from 7 European countries organised on the basis of mutual agreement. It is managed by partners from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Russia and Spain. The partners have extensive experience in VVER technology and nuclear training. They are representatives of universities, research institutes, TSOs and nuclear plant operators.

The CORONA Academy provides training in VVER nuclear technology and nuclear engineering. The target audience covers:
1.    NPP personnel employed in management, maintenance, operations, technical support and safety control, nuclear professionals from research and engineering organizations, regulatory bodies, technical support organizations, decommissioning, RAW and SNF management, nuclear safety and radiation protection, training instructors
2.    Non-nuclear specialists (mechanical, electrical, I&C, chemistry, etc.) performing nuclear activities and all suppliers and contractors involved in the field of nuclear safety and nuclear applications. The training will be useful for professionals working in support of nuclear facilities as civil engineers, physical protection employees, government employees, secondary school teachers, journalists, etc.
3.    Nuclear power and non-nuclear power students.

We offer:
A wide range of short- and long-term training courses
Courses providing significant improvement of your academic and professional qualification
Courses, which can be tailored to match your needs
Courses held by leading researchers and professionals in the subject matter.

The training forms cover classroom and/or practical (laboratory or workshop) training. E-learning courses are provided using Moodle based platform CLP4NET (with the support of the IAEA). Special attention is paid to the training on safety culture and soft skills and train the trainers approach.
Courses are delivered in English or Russian (or local language) depending on the request. Trainees receive a set of training materials, which consists of trainee’s handbook, presentations and testing materials.
Courses are delivered preferably at the premises of the training provider clearly specified for each of the courses, due to the necessity of using specialized laboratories and installations, and possibilities for practical exercises.

Each trainee is provided with a certificate of completion.

For more information please refer to the attached information leaflets regarding the particular training courses which can be organized upon request.


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Nuclear Knowledge Management
Life Time Management of VVER plants
Basics of Infrastructure for a Nuclear Power Program
NPP Safety Concepts
Training for Radiation Protection Worker
VVER reactors evolution (Generation III and up features)
Introduction to NPP with VVER reactors
Safety culture
Supervisor skill and field observations
Leadership in emergencies
Radiation Monitoring
Severe Accidents Management at VVER reactor plants