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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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