Developing capabilities of nuclear security staff of Lithuanian authorities and improving the staff qualifications is among the key objectives of NSCOE. To implement this objective NSCOE aims to use the concept of the systematic approach to training. It is based on a logical process that starts with identification of specific knowledge and skills required for quality discharging of official functions, followed up by development and implementation of respective training programmes in order for staff to acquire the relevant competences, and is completed with an assessment of the effectiveness of the training process and its impact on performance of official functions.

The systematic approach to training of nuclear security staff is recommended by IAEA however it may be effectively applied in other areas. Currently the concept of the systematic approach to training of nuclear security staff is used by the USA, Canada, the UK, etc., and many other states aim to use it.

NSCOE conducts training activities in partner agencies based on the principles of the systematic approach to training and strives to meet their staff training needs. The key precondition for success in applying the systematic approach to training is a close cooperation between NSCOE and beneficiary agencies.