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

Course Overview

Study nuclear engineering, and you could be on the road to becoming a highly skilled engineer able to work in a variety of disciplines within the nuclear and energy sectors, including power generation, decommissioning, nuclear new build, defence or renewable energy.

This course will appeal to those with a keen interest in engineering, technology and science. The curriculum has been designed in partnership with employers and delivered in the state-of-the-art National College for Nuclear, providing you with the experience and recognised qualifications to pursue a successful career in the sector. 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 including:

  • Specialist engineering project
  • Engineering principles and mathematics
  • Microcontroller systems for engineers
  • Electrical power distribution and transmission
  • Condition monitoring techniques
  • Engineering product design and manufacture
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials
  • Work experience in the engineering sector

Assessment Methods

Most 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 external controlled assessments.

Progression Options

The course is equivalent to three A Levels and successful completion will provide progression to Apprenticeships including Degree Apprenticeships or Higher Education. In partnership with the National College for Nuclear, we offer degree pathways awarded by The University of the West of England and endorsed by our industry partners.

Course Summary

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

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including higher maths at grade 5
or above. Alternatively, an appropriate Level 2 qualification with an overall
Merit grade that includes maths (higher) is acceptable.

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The facilities are amazing, and working on and with industry-level software and equipment has been the perfect preparation for a Degree Apprenticeship and career in the engineering industry.

Harry Lawrence

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