Nuclear Gateway Programme Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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