A Project Academy for Sellafield

The Project Academy is a collaboration between the University of Cumbria and Sellafield to help facilitate training and development of project management skills in the nuclear industry.

In April 2016 the University of Cumbria was awarded the contract to deliver ‘A Project Academy for Sellafield’. The education and training we are delivering covers higher education from Level 4 to Level 8.

We provide a full range of professional qualifications including APM PMQ, APM PFQ, Risk Level 1 & 2 plus many more. We are also delivering a full suite of Continued Professional Development, these include short courses covering a range of project management related professions and disciplines, these include; commercial, NEC 3, quality and many more.

The range of training and education we have developed for the Academy is available to all individuals and companies. We are aiming to benefit the whole region by developing much needed skills across all areas of project management from entry level to executive level.

We have delivery happening across Cumbria and the North West working with our partners in FE in Workington and Barrow, the University of Manchester and our specialist partners. We are utilising all geographical bases to deliver courses which are open to all - whether you are looking to improve your own skills, career prospects or to change sectors or if you are a company looking to enhance your employees' skills and improve your project delivery and capacity.

Support for the Academy

“Establishing a Project Academy for Sellafield is a Strategic Imperative for us in order to successfully deliver our mission to decommission the site”

Paul Foster,
Chief Executive Officer,
Sellafield Ltd

“We are privileged to be part of developing the current and future generations of project professionals through this ground-breaking academy”

Scott Reeder,
Retrievals Director,
Sellafield Ltd

“I believe that this Academy is a benchmark in the UK for the development of project skills. We are proud to be the first in the NDA estate to establish the kind of high quality, long term education and training that the academy will provide”

Steve Livingstone,
Projects Director,
Sellafield Ltd

Use the information below to see how you can benefit from being part of the Project Academy. For further information about booking courses, please contact the Project Office on 01228 616332 or project.academy@cumbria.ac.uk. Click on the arrows below to scroll through all the options we offer.

Higher Education Courses

Take part in one of our higher education courses and advance your qualifications even further! We have a range of courses in Project Management, whatever sector you work in or want to work in, the knowledge and skills we can help you develop are sought after and will enhance your career prospects.

Our programmes have been developed with industry input to ensure that they are current and in demand across industry sectors. They are accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM) and on completion will give you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge of project management, the ability to apply these skills in a practical setting and your commitment to your own professional development.

Higher Education Courses
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Short Courses

We can offer a range of Short Courses and Continuing Professional Development to support your development, these include a range of project management and industrial related skills. They can support and enhance professionals in their career and effectiveness at work. 

Short Courses
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APM Qualifications

We are an accredited provider of APM Courses from the Association for Project Management (APM) and offer a range of courses, these include APM PMQ, APM PFQ, Risk Level 1 & 2. They are recognised nationally and internationally and will support your career as a project management professional.

APM Qualifications
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We are proud to be involved in a range of highly developed partnerships

supporting us in delivering world class project management education and training.

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