Online Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) course

Our online RPS training courses may be purchased immediately (take the course 24/7)

For now we will not be running live public RPS training courses at our training venue

Our online RPS training course is very well subscribed and growing in usage (over 600 delegates registered), the pandemic has altered the choices delegates have when selecting training courses. We are running onsite bespoke radiation training courses, and monthly public training will return if our delegates demand it during 2022 and beyond. Read our blog entry regarding our RPS training course plans over the next 6 months.

Note: the prices below are for the live public training. A lower price for online training can be found at: online RPS training.

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All our UK training takes place at Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire UK HP16 0BD, just 30 minutes west of London by car.


The two day course is suitable for all users of ionising radiation (X-Ray and radioactive sources)


£575 plus VAT
Includes colour personalised training material, en-suite accommodation, course meals (lunch and dinner on day 1 and breakfast and lunch on day 2), test and a certificate.

Please register your interest using the form below, or contact us for more details or to book by email. Let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements or anything else we should know to make your training experience as enjoyable as possible.

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UK training venue

All our UK training takes place at Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire UK HP16 0BD, just 30 minutes west of London by car. En suite accommodation and meals are included.

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What's included in the RPS Course?

Radiation safety courses may sound daunting to begin with, but need not be. The training environment helps which is why we have been at Missenden Abbey for over 10 years. Modern training rooms, nice food, a comfortable bed and wonderful grounds to explore feature.

    The following key topics are included.

  • Nature of ionising radiations and their interactions
  • The biological effects of radiation
  • Quantities (dose, dose rate, activity, half-life)
  • Measurements (monitoring, dosimetry, instrumentation)
  • The external and internal radiation hazard
  • Radiation risk assessments
  • Principles (time, distance, shielding, containment)
  • Personal protective equipment
  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)
  • Local Rules and the Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • Contingency plans (what to do when things go wrong)

Who should attend Ionactive RPS training?

Our courses are designed for all, regardless of the type of radiation source being used. The advantage is that delegates will learn from each other and understand their own sources in context, by comparing with their fellow delegates. It's a great way to understand radiation risk. Do you work in the medical sector - if so is this course right for you? Read our latest RPS medical delegate post.

  • Schools

  • Museums

  • Veterinary

  • Medical

  • Industry

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Logistics

  • Security

  • Food and Beverage

  • Industrial Radiography

What people think of Ionactive’s Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) course

Well done on the course, I thought it worked very well and it's good to have something that you can pick up when you have time.

– (JD) online RPS training - January 2021 [Medical Delegate] -

Thanks Mark. Really good course given the dry subject :)

– NS - online RPS training course delegate - October 2020 -

Thank You for a well-executed course Monday and Tuesday. It was a pleasure to see how assertive you were by paying attention to ALL delegates at the same time and making the course content relevant for one and all. I’ve recommended it highly to our base managers as I see others within our organization that could benefit from it

– Claus Thorberg Hansen, RPS Training, July 2019 -

Came knowing very little about the subject, have left with all of the relevant knowledge I need

– BJ, RPS training delegate, March 2016 -

Mark, it's been great working with you over the last year, not only is our house in better order but the wider workforce genuinely appreciate the time you have spent reassuring them

– DF, X-ray Technology Company -

Outstanding Instructor Knowledge, Hit all the important parts, very satisfied!

– NG, RPS Training delegate, March 2014 -

Main objective was to understand radioactive materials better and you have certainly fulfilled this for me. Excellent content and well delivered. Thank you.

– (AC) online RPS training - December 2020 [Transport Delegate] -

Radon Gas - a surprise! I work only with security x-ray systems but found the radioactive bits of the course interesting too. I will be talking to my colleagues about Radon Gas when next discussing our workplace risks!

– BQ, X-ray security, RPS Training (March 2018) -

Thanks for delivering a very informative course this week, it will certainly help me to get back into the RPS role after a hiatus of several years and it’s increased my understanding of the subject matter as well.

– Graeme Salt, RPS training, March 2019 -

Many thanks for an interesting two-day radiation course. Whilst physics and maths is not my thing, I found the material easy to digest and surprisingly enjoyable!

– OM, diagnostic x-ray, RPS Training (Dec 2017) -

Thanks Mark. Just wanted to say I really enjoyed the course, it was really well presented throughout and kept me engaged!

– (TD) online RPS training - December 2020 [Medical Delegate] -

Thank you for providing a very well presented and interesting course (as always).

– Jamie Humphreys, RPS training delegate, March 2019 -

Thank you for an enjoyable two days. As Radiopharmacy is all new to me, I found your course really helpful and learnt a lot that will help me with my training in the cleanrooms and in Production. I have a better understanding of what I am working with and the risks that can happen in the workplace and how training in spills etc is important. I look forward to going through my Training Manual and taking the Knowledge Test

– JW, Delegate, RPS Training, January 2019 -

Great course. Definitely took me 5 days not 2 though!! Mark always helpful and prompt when support required. Definitely recommend this course.

– (LP) online RPS training - December 2020 [Medical Delegate] -

I found material very well presented and helpful, legislation is bit dry but it is what it is. I enjoyed this course. It's definitely the best ever online course I have done.

– (ZB) online RPS training - January 2021 [Medical Delegate] -

I really enjoyed this course. It was very thorough and taught me lots of things that have not been in previous RPS courses that I have attended

– (JH) online RPS training - September 2021 [Research Delegate] -

Very good online environment. Well thought out structure to assist engagement and relatability. Will recommend to other colleagues. Thank you!

– (MP) online RPS training - September 2021 [Medical Delegate] -

Dear Ionactive Team, Thank you for an interesting and informative RPS course which I found both challenging and fun in equal measure - a rare combination indeed!

– (JB) online RPS training - September 2021 [Medical Delegate] -

Very easy to use, and incredibly interesting!

– (WDP) online RPS training - December 2021 [A-Level Student] -

Hi Mark, Absolutely excellent course. Content was very comprehensive and the presentation works very well.

– (PR) online RPS training - December 2021 [Industry Delegate] -

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We will be pleased to design a radiation safety course to your exact requirements.

Please visit our bespoke training page.