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Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Training

Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Training

Start date: 31 March, 2025. 9:00 am

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£275.00 Places remaining: 70
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Our Radiation Protection Supervisor Training encompasses the fundamental principles of radiation safety combined with practical scenario based teaching with the aim to provide you with the appropriate knowledge and confidence to fulfil your duties as an RPS in your workplace.

Under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17), employers have a duty to provide appropriate training for all employees working with ionising radiation.

These regulations also require radiation employers to appoint one or more suitable Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) to ensure compliance with radiation safety measures in accordance with the employer’s Local Rules.

This course is suitable for those new to the RPS role and for existing RPS who require refresher training.

Learning outcomes

The purpose of our training course is to ensure that delegates have a sound understanding of:

  • the nature of radiation and its effects on the human body.
  • the legalisation surrounding its use.
  • the basic principles of radiation protection in the workplace.

Delegates will benefit from discussions that will enable them to:

  • evaluate radiation risks and the effectiveness of the existing controls in relation to their workplace.
  • understand the practicalities of monitoring of staff, including performing investigations.

The course also covers the expectations of inspectors in relation to radiation safety and compliance with the associated regulations.

Course lead

Ian Birch, Head of Radiation Safety at the Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department supported by an experienced team of radiation safety professionals.

Course delivery

The course has been designed to reflect the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 and the associated Approved Code of Practice and guidance (L121) and has been developed around the Core of Competence for RPS as defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in their IRP6 Information Sheet.  To optimise learning, training is delivered in hybrid format:

Part 1

The delegate has access to pre-recorded material concerning the theory and underpinning knowledge required by the RPS.

Delegates can view the learning material at their own pace; around their own schedule.

Following the successful completion of the online assessment, the delegate is able to select from the available dates and book a place on Part 2.

Part 2

Live, online teaching in a small group (typically 6-8 participants), delivered in a half-day session.

We aim to provide 10 of these sessions across the year, normally on Tuesdays from 9am – 1pm.

This session will build on the knowledge gained in Part 1 with a focus on the practical aspects of an RPS’s duties in the workplace.

The scheduled dates for Part 2 are:


Day Date Start Finish
Tuesday 16-Apr-24 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 14-May-24 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 25-Jun-24 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 09-Jul-24 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 17-Sep-24 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 15-Oct-24 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 26-Nov-24 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 14-Jan-25 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 11-Feb-25 09:00 13:00
Tuesday 11-Mar-25 09:00 13:00

The total study time for this course is approximately 8 hours.

Once you have a confirmed booking you will receive notification of your user account to gain access to our virtual learning environment, known as the Learning Lab.  This account will allow you access to the pre-recorded material and online assessment for Part 1.  Once you have successfully completed Part 1 you will then be able to book yourself onto your preferred meeting for Part 2 via the Learning Lab.  Full instructions will be provided upon confirmation of your booking.

Financial Information                                                                           

The following organisations pay for a number of RPS training places through formal agreements that are in place. This means their employees can attend training without having to arrange payment (subject to fair use limits).  If you are employed by one of these organisations, please use the coupon code RPS, your eligibility to use this code will be verified before your booking is confirmed.

NHS Foundation Trusts

  • South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees & Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Cumbria Integrated Care
  • South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Other organisations

  • Coquet Vets
  • Dencall
  • Moorview Referrals (new RPS only)
  • Moorview Vets
  • Newcastle Clinic
  • Spire Washington
  • Tyneside Surgical Services

If you are employed by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, please use the coupon code NUTH to make a provisional booking.

If you are not employed by one of these organisations the charge for training is £275.  You will be able to make an online payment or request an invoice by using the coupon code Invoice.

Please see Coupons for further information relating to coupon codes and how to use them at checkout.


31 March, 2025.
9:00 am
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Newcastle Clinical Skills Academy
0191 28 24710
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Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Training
Once your payment is confirmed you will be provided with access to our virtual learning environment, Learning Lab. Here you will be able to book onto Session 2, once you have completed the pre-recorded material and quiz from Session 1.
£ 275.00
70 available