Introducing safety culture and its application to the nuclear field

25 h of participant work

The 4th permanent edition has started!!

This new edition is ready for enrollment, and the access to the courses for registration is shown below. Permanent editions don´t have support from the teaching team, but will be available indefinitely in order to give sustainability to this learning initiative.

The first edition of these MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) was part of the courses offered and funded within ANNETTE project, coordinated by ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network), and funded by Euratom, a complementary research and training programme for nuclear research and training within Horizon 2020 European Research Projects.

The following editions of the courses are an in-kind contribution of Tecnatom and UNED to the sustainability of the first edition.

These courses are conceived as a first contact with the safety culture in all areas to continue, then, deepening in more specific concepts in the nuclear field. In order to establish a good safety culture and nuclear safety culture, aligned leadership is necessary. All these aspects will be worked in a dynamic, different and participative way, in which collaborative learning will be a key aspect.


The structure of this offer includes three independent nano MOOCs (called NOOCs).


“MOOCs Introducing Safety Culture and its application to the Nuclear Field”

Mercedes Alonso Ramos. UNED

NOOC I. What is safety culture? 4th edition (2022)


Unit 1.  Presentation

Unit 2. Risk management

Unit 3. Safety culture

Unit 4. Organizational safety culture

Unit 5. Evolution: Safety I to Safety II

NOOC II. Understanding Nuclear Safety Culture. 4th edition (2022)


Unit 1. Introduction

Unit 2. Nuclear Energy differentiating characteristics

Unit 3. Basic Philosophy

Unit 4. How my work affects safety?

Unit 5. Defense-in-depth concept evolution

NOOC III. Developing leadership for safety. 4th edition (2022)


Unit 1. Introduction

Unit 2. Evolution and types of leadership

Unit 3. Leadership for safety

Unit 4. Leadership for nuclear safety

Pre-requisites/participant background

  1. What is safety culture? No specific requirements are needed
  2. Understanding nuclear Safety Culture: Basic knowledge about nuclear technology, that may be attained using the glossary of nuclear terms available in the three NOOCs
  3. Developing leadership for safety: No specific requirements are needed


Advanced open online learning communities based on multimedia content, engaging activities, automatized tests and online interaction in an international environment. Courses are delivered on the platform OPEN UNED.

Dates of the past editions


First edition opened October 1st 2019 and ended November 12th 2019

Second edition opened April 21th 2020 and ended December 20th 2020


First edition opened October 9th 2019 and ended November 12th 2019

Second edition opened May 5th 2020 and ended December 20th 2020


First edition opened October 15th 2019 and ended November 12th 2019

Second edition opened May 19th 2020 and ended December 20th 2020

Course certification

In the first edition of the NOOCs the satisfactory completion of each NOOC led to a free badge and/or the payment of a credential. In addition, it was possible to obtain an academic certificate of 1 ECTS, issued by UNED, when successfully completing the three NOOCs. Free academic certification was offered to the first 20 participants filling the application form to attend courses of the ANNETTE Pilot Course Programme.

In the third permanent edition, when successfully fulfilling each course you may earn a free badge, and for NOOC I and NOOC II y you may also pay for a credential.

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We highly thank those advertising this initiative within the nuclear sector, but as well towards professionals from other industries (especially high-risk industries), as well as master students of nuclear and other technical studies, to gather a varied audience to enhance global networking and a collaborative learning experience. These courses allow a research study and its dissemination is crucial for achieving massive participation from the main target groups.

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