Advance Nuclear Engineering Apprenticeship

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2017
  • Cost
    TBC
  • Who is this course for?

    Nuclear Engineering remains one of the UK’s most important industries, offering a diverse range of challenging apprenticeship opportunities within the Nuclear and Energy sectors including power generation, decommissioning, nuclear new build, defence or renewable energy. Job roles within these sectors include: Reactor Operator, Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Radiation Protection Technician, Project Control Engineer.


    Apprenticeships delivered in the National College for Nuclear (southern hub) have been developed with industry partners, educational partners and government to deliver tomorrow’s nuclear workforce. The new National College for Nuclear (southern hub) has truly dedicated state-of-the-art facilities including reactor simulator, and virtual reality training environment and will provide tomorrow’s engineers with high-tech, specialist training to support the nuclear industry. Working with our industrial partners such as EDF Energy ensures the training and education provides a unique world class experience that develops the skills needed in this high profile, technical and demanding sector.


    The National College for Nuclear in partnership with the world’s leading nuclear power specialists deliver advanced apprenticeships and these are designed to create a world class professional workforce for the nuclear industry.


    It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with behavioural and personal skills, required for their job and future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, learning through the National College for Nuclear formal and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real work context. On completion of the Apprenticeship you will be highly skilled and able to undertake the full range of duties, in the scope of circumstances appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry. These standards allow apprentices to work towards professional Tech-Eng Engineer status.

  • Course Description

    Advanced Apprenticeships are jobs with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector.
    It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with behavioural and personal skills, required for their job and future career.


    WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE?

    Advanced Apprenticeships are jobs with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with behavioural and personal skills, required for their job and future career. Opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, learning through the National College for Nuclear formal and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. On completion of the Apprenticeship you will be highly skilled and able to undertake the full range of duties, in the range of circumstances appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry. These standards offer apprentices to work towards professional Tech-Eng Engineer status.

     

    HOW LONG IS THE COURSE

    The Apprenticeship ends when you have completed all of the necessary components of the course. Typically the Advanced Apprenticeship will take three to four years.


  • Teaching and Assessment

    You are assessed on your knowledge and skills on an on-going basis and will have to demonstrate that you can meet the required standards throughout your training. There will be a mixture of coursework, projects, practical tasks, exams and end assessment.
    As an Apprentice you will have an allocated Trainer Assessor who will oversee your training at work and at College. Your Trainer Assessor will communicate on a regular basis with you to review your progress and help you with any problems you might have.

  • Progression Opportunities

    The apprenticeship will provide you with excellent career progression opportunity and is widely recognised in the employment market and fully qualified engineers are always in demand, both home and abroad, and are often among the top earners. Advanced apprentices can progress to the Higher Education courses including BEng Degree with the National College for Nuclear, apply for Tech-Eng status and further professional training.

  • Entry Requirements

    Five GCSE grades A*–C or 9-4, including Mathematics or an appropriate Level 2 qualification with an overall Merit which includes Maths and Science is acceptable. For mature applicants we will accept a wide range of non-standard and professional qualifications and experience, but if candidates are unsure as to whether they qualify we encourage them to contact us.


    You will also be required to attend a successful interview