Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

Through the National College for Nuclear.

Who is the course for?

In today’s world engineers work in an environment that encompasses the use of cutting edge technologies and require innovative solutions, the Extended Diploma in Engineering (Nuclear) delivered in the National College for Nuclear holds the potential to open doors to many fantastic and exciting opportunities.

Study engineering and you could be on the road to becoming a highly skilled engineer and will be 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. Job roles within these sectors include: Reactor Operator, Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Radiation Protection Technician, Project Control Engineer, Research & Development.

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

What does the course involve?

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
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Static & Dynamic Mechanical Principles
  • Work Experience in the Engineering Sector

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE grades A*– C or 9 – 4, including Mathematics (Higher) at grade B or above or an appropriate Level 2 qualification with an overall Merit which includes Maths and Science is acceptable.

How long is the course?

Two years, full-time. You will complete a Foundation Diploma in year one and then progress onto year two where you will study the full Extended Diploma.

What are the progression options?

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A levels and successful completion will provide progression onto Higher Education, a wide range of possible careers and Apprenticeships including Degree Apprenticeships.

The National College for Nuclear offer BEng degree pathways awarded by The University of the West of England and endorsed by our industry partners. Careers in the nuclear sector include: Reactor Operator, Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Radiation Protection Technician, Project Control Engineer, Research & Development.

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