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Course Overview

This Two Day Practitioner Course will see students explore an in-depth, practical operation of the Codification requirement including:

  • Obtaining Source Data.
  • Use of Codification Software.
  • E-tasking.
  • Tracking Codification requests.
  • Maintaining Nato Stock Numbers (NSNs)

This course also offers an overview of ISO 8000 and Waterguard.

Delivery Options

Classroom Course: 2 Days

On-site: 2 Days

Online Webinar: 4 x 2.5 Hour Sessions

Is this course for me?

This course is aimed at Codification Engineers who require practical knowledge of the end-to-end NATO Codification Process.

Course Outline

Course Modules

Day 1

Introductions and Welcome
Origins of the NATO Codification System
Structure of the NATO Codification System
The Common Supply Language
The Item of Supply Concept
The Total Item Record
Confirming the Item of Production
Codification Actions
Screening Expectations
The Joint Supply Chain
Useful Information

  • Manufacturer Searches 
  • Single Reference Searches 
  • Item Naming
  • Characteristic Searches 
  • Batch Searches
  • Exporting Information


Day 2 


  • Reference Searching
  • Batch Demo
  • Creating a new NCAGE

Source Data Formats and Requirements
NCS IIG and Codification Demonstration
ACodP-1 Reference Format acceptance
Fuzzy Searches
Unit Catalogues & Single Item Ownership
Q&A Workshop

Course Locations:

Allan Webb’s Public Courses are delivered at the Delta by Marriott, Cheltenham Chase,
Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4PB.

If required, and where student numbers justify doing so, the course can be tailored to a specific organisation or industry (whilst retaining all the core elements) and conducted at an individual company’s premises.

Online Classroom
Our online courses are hosted using our Webex Training Platform.


Classroom Course: £950 + VAT

Online Webinar: £400 + VAT

On-site: Priced on Request

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Bespoke Courses

Allan Webb also offers bespoke courses to meet the needs of our clients. If our public course offerings are not quite what you are looking for, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. From mixing and matching modules from existing courses, to arranging on-site or in-house sessions for large groups on a convenient date, Allan Webb works with our clients to ensure that they get the experience that works for them.
Contact: Ruth Warner, Head of Learning, on +44 1453 824581 or
Alternatively, you can use the form at the bottom of the page to request additional information.

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