Level 2 / 3 Nuclear Sector Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeship
  • 2-3 Years
  • Apprenticeship
  • Southern Hub
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

Apprenticeship opportunities at the NCfN Southern Hub include:

Level 2 Nuclear Decommissioning Operative or Nuclear Process Operative
Level 2 Health Physics Monitoring Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 Project Control Technician Apprentice Standard
Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 Digital Engineering Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 MOET Apprenticeship Standard

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR

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.


They allow apprentices 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 an 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 status.

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 status.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Level 2: Five GCSE grades A*–E or 9-2, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification with an overall Merit profile, ideally including Maths and Science. 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.

Level 3: 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.

WHAT ARE THE ASSESSMENT METHODS

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.

WHAT ARE THE PROGRESSION METHODS

Apprenticeships provide you with excellent career progression opportunities and are widely recognised in the employment market. Level 3 Advanced apprentices can progress to the Higher Education courses including BEng Degree with the National College for Nuclear, apply for professional status.

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