OUR COURSES

At NCfN we aim to work with industry to create an ecosystem of learning and revolutionise the way in which people are educated. State-of-the-art technology and a virtual reality simulator enable us to replicate the nuclear environment, engaging students in project-based work that leads them on a voyage of discovery as they learn new skills, behaviours and the safety cultures essential for a licensed site.

Access to Nuclear Engineering & Science

  • Access
  • 1 Year
  • Further Education
  • Southern Hub

Delivered by Bridgwater & Taunton College in partnership with National College for Nuclear (Southern Hub).

The Access to Nuclear Engineering & Science course will give you the experience, skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the Nuclear Energy sector, career progression or to access Apprenticeships.

In today’s world, engineers and scientists work in an environment that encompasses the use of cutting edge technologies and require innovative solutions. This course, delivered in the National College for Nuclear (NCfN) holds the potential to open doors to many fantastic and exciting opportunities.

Advanced Nuclear Engineering Apprenticeship

  • Apprenticeship
  • 3-4 Years
  • Apprenticeship
  • Southern Hub

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.

Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness

  • 4 days
  • Further Education
  • Southern Hub

A comprehensive introduction to a growing industry sector. 
Industry specialist teaching staff with up to date qualifications and experience
Studying at the Nuclear Skills Academy for the South West (Bridgwater & Taunton College)
Various start dates throughout the year

BEng Honours Electrical Engineering

  • BEng (Hons)
  • 2 Years
  • Higher Education
  • Northern Hub

This course has been designed to provide a combination of extensive practical work supported by academic studies with a unique experience within the National College for Nuclear Northern Hub. The aim of the programme is to provide work ready engineers with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours to work within a highly technical environment.

BEng Honours Mechanical Engineering

  • BEng (Hons)
  • 2 Years
  • Higher Education
  • Northern Hub

The course has been designed to provide a combination of extensive practical work supported by academic studies with a unique experience within the National College for Nuclear Northern Hub. The aim of the programme is to provide work ready engineers with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours to work within a highly technical environment.

ECITB Level 3 Access to Nuclear Engineering and Science

  • Access
  • 1 Year
  • Further Education
  • Northern Hub

These courses are designed specifically by the National College for Nuclear to provide an opportunity for learners to gain access to a degree level qualification in a nuclear related subject.

Foundation Degree in Decommissioning & Waste Management

  • FdSc
  • 2 Years
  • Higher Education
  • Northern Hub

This course has been designed to provide a combination of extensive practical work supported by academic studies with a unique experience within the National College for Nuclear Northern Hub. The aim of the programme is to provide work ready technicians and scientists with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours to work within a highly technical environment.

Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Systems & Infrastructure

  • FdSc
  • 2 Years
  • Higher Education
  • Northern Hub

The Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Systems & Infrastructure provides a higher education engineering experience for the student in power generation. This course has been designed to provide a combination of extensive practical work supported by academic studies with a unique experience within the National College for Nuclear Northern Hub. The aim of the programme is to provide work ready technicians and engineers with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours to work within a highly technical environment, as well as aid progression into the nuclear industry.

Foundation Degree in Radiological Measurement & Instrumentation

  • FdSc
  • 2 Years
  • Higher Education
  • Northern Hub

This course has been designed to provide a combination of extensive practical work supported by academic studies with a unique experience within the National College for Nuclear Northern Hub. The aim of the programme is to provide work ready technicians and scientists with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours to work within a highly technical environment.

This course has been designed to provide a combination of extensive practical work supported by academic studies with a unique experience within the National College for Nuclear Northern Hub. The aim of the programme is to provide work ready technicians and scientists with the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours to work within a highly technical environment.

Higher & Degree Nuclear Engineering Apprenticeships

  • 3-5 Years
  • Apprenticeship
  • Southern Hub

Higher and degree apprenticeships offer an exciting new way to enter professional careers and gain valuable work experience and you can even achieve a degree-level qualification. This gives you a clear pathway to reach your career ambition in the workplace and will result in higher earning capacity, recognition and professional status.

What makes this course special?

  • Industry specialist teaching staff with up to date qualifications and experience.
  • You will be studying at the Nuclear Skills Academy for the Southwest.
  • Specialist teaching and assessment facilities.
  • Various start dates throughout the year.
  • Accreditation for your specialist knowledge and training is given.

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work-related, competence based qualifications. They reflect the skills and knowledge needed to carry out a job effectively and show that a candidate is competent in the area of work the NVQ framework represents.
There are various start dates throughout the year

Level 3 Diploma in Nuclear Decommissioning

  • Further Education
  • Southern Hub

This NVQ is particularly useful for you if you are presently working in the nuclear industry or would like to be within the area of decommissioning. 

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (Nuclear)

  • BTEC
  • 2 Years
  • Further Education
  • Southern Hub

This programme is delivered in the National College for Nuclear (southern hub) which has been developed with industry partners, educational partners and government to deliver tomorrow’s nuclear workforce. The new National College for Nuclear (southern hub) truly has dedicated state of the art facilities Inc. 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.   

Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering (Nuclear)

  • BTEC
  • 1 Year
  • Further Education
  • Southern Hub

This course will suit learners looking for a one year course that will give them access to apprenticeships, L3 Ext Diploma or pursuing a career in the nuclear sector.

Study engineering and you be on the road to becoming a highly skilled engineer and will be able to work within a variety of Nuclear engineering disciplines 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.

Technical Baccalaureate Nuclear Engineering

  • BTEC
  • 2 Years
  • Further Education
  • Southern Hub

The Technical Baccalaureate Nuclear Engineering is a Level 3 study programme that consists of three parts:

  • A Level Maths
  • An Engineering Extended Diploma
  • A nulcear related Extended Project

Pairing the Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma’s with a tailored A Level in Mathematics and an industry nuclear related Extended Project Qualification will help you stand you out from the 1000s of others taking engineering qualifications all over the country. Students will enjoy wider curriculum activities such as UK and overseas residentials, educational visits to employers, industry guest speakers and team building activities. Work experience placements are an essential element of the study programme and are embedde in the programme. These provide valuable industry experience and future progression opportunities.

Student accommodation is available.

Triple Bar New Nuclear Sites

  • Further Education
  • Southern Hub

This course is the minimum requirement for unescorted worker access to a nuclear licensed site under construction. It is recommended for anyone who is working with the nuclear sector, either recently employed on a nuclear site or employed with a supplier or linked organisation requiring unescorted access to a nuclear site. It is also suitable for those who are intending to take up work connected with the construction of a nuclear power station.

This course is the minimum requirement for unescorted worker access to a nuclear licensed site under construction. It is recommended for anyone who is working with the nuclear sector, either recently employed on a nuclear site or employed with a supplier or linked organisation requiring unescorted access to a nuclear site. It is also suitable for those who are intending to take up work connected with the construction of a nuclear power station.

This course is the minimum requirement for unescorted worker access to a nuclear licensed site under construction.  It is recommended for anyone who is working with the nuclear sector, either recently employed on a nuclear site or employed with a supplier or linked organisation requiring unescorted access to a nuclear site.  It is also suitable for those who are intending to take up work connected with the construction of a nuclear power station.