Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (Nuclear)

  • BTEC
  • 2 Years
  • Further Education
  • Southern Hub
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.   

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR

In today’s world engineers work in an environment that encompasses the use of cutting edge technologies and require innovative solutions, the Extended Diploma in Engineering (Nuclear) delivered in the National College for Nuclear holds the potential to open doors to many fantastic and exciting opportunities. Study engineering and you could be on the road to becoming a highly skilled engineer and will be able to work within a variety of engineering disciplines 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, Research & Development.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering will give you the experience and recognised qualifications to pursue one of these career routes and will appeal to those of you who have a keen interest in Engineering. You may want to combine this qualification with an A Level in Maths.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE?

You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical subjects across a broad range of subjects including:
• Specialist Engineering Project
• Engineering Principles
• Engineering Mathematics
• Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
• Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
• Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission
• Condition Monitoring Techniques
• Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
• Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
• Static & Dynamic Mechanical Principles
• Work Experience in the Engineering Sector

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five GCSE grades A*–C or 9-4, including Mathematics (Higher) at grade B or above or an appropriate Level 2 qualification with an overall Merit which includes Maths and Science is acceptable.

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE

Two years, full-time. You will complete a Foundation Diploma in year one and then progress onto year two where you will study
the full Extended Diploma.

WHAT ARE THE PROGRESSION METHODS

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A levels and successful completion will provide progression onto Higher Education, a wide range of possible careers and Apprenticeships including Degree Apprenticeships. The National College for Nuclear offer BEng degree pathways awarded by The University of the West of England and endorsed by our industry partners. Careers in the nuclear sector include: Reactor Operator, Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Radiation Protection Technician, Project Control Engineer, Research & Development.

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