Engineering (Nuclear) Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Study engineering and you could be on the road to becoming a highly skilled engineer and 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.

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 with a keen interest in Engineering. You may want to combine this qualification with an A Level in Maths.

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
  • Work experience in the engineering sector

Assessment Methods

The majority of subjects are internally assessed through assignments graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction depending on the quality of the work. Some units are externally assessed using different methods, either through time constrained exams or an external controlled assessments.

Progression Options

The Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and successful completion will provide progression on to Higher Education, a wide range of possible careers and Apprenticeships including Degree Apprenticeships. In partnership with the National College for Nuclear, degree pathways awarded by The University of the West of England and endorsed by our industry partners are available.

Course Summary

Course Title Engineering (Nuclear) Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including Maths (Higher), or an
appropriate Level 2 qualification with an overall Merit that includes Maths and

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