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A Nuclear Technician will have a good technical understanding of processes and procedures for the day to day operational requirements in nuclear facilities and will use the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed to carry out a broad range of technical, scientific and engineering tasks to operate systems and equipment safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way, meeting the requirements set out by the employer and industry regulators.

They will be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for the quality of work that is undertaken, demonstrating good team working skills and the ability to communicate in a variety of forms to all levels within an organisation.

Nuclear Technicians with the following typical job roles in: Process/Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation, Plant / Design Engineering, Operations, Project Engineering, Scientific, Commissioning / Decommissioning, Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality.

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Key Facts

Apprenticeship Level:

Higher

Start Dates:

Indicative Cost:

College Code: C-AP5NTE

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

The Nuclear Technician role will be a task focussed role and will typically follow direction and instructions of the professional level. Nuclear Technicians provide all the required technical support to enable the engineers and technologists to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. Nuclear Technicians solve technical problems. Under supervision they will scope and manage technical work tasks in support of a variety of engineering/science based projects.

They will have a fundamental and core knowledge of engineering / science principles and practices and will be able to demonstrate discipline skills, project management skills commensurate with their employed job role that typically may include design, plant performance enhancements, operational control, quality control, project engineering and maintenance of environmental health and safety.

Course Content

The current Higher National Diploma (HND) is embedded into the delivery of this standard. HND students can choose from five pathways:

  • Mechanical
  • Manufacturing
  • Electrical and Electronics (Pre-requisite for Electrical pathway at Top-up)
  • Operations
  • General

Assessment Methods

HND Assessment is all coursework based built around reports, professional discussions and presentations.

The EPA is conducted by the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN). The EPA follows the Nuclear Technician EPA assessment based on a portfolio, Professional discussion and report.

Entry Requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements. Typically, candidates will have achieved grade C or above in at least five GCSE’s including English, Maths and a Science subject, and hold a minimum of 240 UCAS points. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.

Delivery Model

The HND is currently embedded into the delivery program. This is currently a fully taught face to face program with some elements of blended or online learning. The HND is delivered over 2 years (2 days per week term time) or 4 years part-time (1 day release term time). For HND we also offer some evening provision for General Engineering.

The terms dates are semester based starting in September or February.

Payment Breakdown

Levy (via Digital Apprenticeship Service DAS) Non-Levy (direct debit arrangement)
Total cost to employer £21,000 £2100
Monthly cost £583.34 £175
End Point Assessment TBC TBC
Payment Terms 36 Months 12 Months

If an employer has less than 50 employees with the apprentice aged 16-18 at the start of training it is fully funded (no cost to the employer).

*All details correct at time of print. Additional costs may apply

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