Degree Apprenticeship - Level 5 Nuclear Technician

SKU: GEN2/A/006

Course Aim:

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.


Student Pre-Requisites:

Students are likely to be aged 18+ years and hold a minimum of 96 UCAS points (equivalent to the previous rating of 240).  This total can have been gained either at ‘A’-level in appropriate STEM subjects, or, alternatively, a National Certificate at Level 3 (such as BTEC) either in Science or Engineering.  In addition, prospective candidates must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grades 9 to 5 (equivalent to the previous GCSE A to C grades) and which include Maths, English Language and an appropriate Science subject.


Course Duration:

This degree apprenticeship can be delivered via a number of delivery models.  Typically this is a 3 year programme incorporating a Foundation Degree in Plant Engineering.


Location and Delivery Model:

The academic course is delivered by Gen2 in Energus, Lillyhall, Workington.




Programme Components:

 Please see our Higher Education Portfolio for programme components

Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties.


Qualification Gained:

Foundation Degree in Plant Engineering with one of the following pathways:

  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Plant & Process Technology
  • Quality Engineering


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