Nuclear Gateway Programme Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

It’s not too late to apply for this academic year! Phone 01278 455464.

This bridging programme is ideal if your ambition is to work within the nuclear engineering or scientific sectors, and is suitable for those looking to progress onto an Apprenticeship.

This one year programme is delivered by the College at the recently built National College for Nuclear (Southern Hub) based in Cannington. This new state-of-the-art facility includes a reactor simulator and virtual reality training environment.

Working with industrial partners such as EDF Energy ensures the training provides a unique experience that develops the skills needed in this high profile, technical and demanding sector. Work experience is an essential element to the programme, expanding your understanding of the sector and working environment.

You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical subjects across a broad range of subjects such as:

  • Nuclear science and the nuclear industry
  • Mathematics for nuclear engineering and science
  • Introduction to radiological measurement and protection
  • Mechanical and electrical science for nuclear technicians
  • Chemistry and engineering practical

Progression Options

This study programme provides the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Nuclear or the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (Nuclear)

Course Summary

Course Title Nuclear Gateway Programme Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need GCSE grades 9 to 4 including Higher Maths, or an appropriate Level 2
qualification with an overall Merit that includes Maths and

Start Date
Start Time  
End Time  
Remaining Places  


Coming to college was daunting at first but the independence you gain is amazing. I have definitely developed as a person and become more adult due to the freedom we are given here, it really prepares you for the future.

Peter Rutt- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Additional Information

Add to Shortlist

© 2019 Bridgwater & Taunton College, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ, United Kingdom | Terms / Privacy / Cookies | Accessibility Made by Wave