Nuclear Engineering - Degree Apprenticeship
Course Code: EN00067
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Advance your career in nuclear engineering with the Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship. Designed with industry leaders BAE Systems and Westinghouse Springfields Fuels, this unique programme delivers the multi-disciplinary and technical skills needed to succeed as a nuclear engineer. It also provides a thorough understanding of the complex nuclear business, including safety and, looking to the future, environmental and operational changes to the nuclear industry. The programme comprises the Foundation Degree and BEng (Hons) Nuclear Engineering, awarded by Lancaster University – a UK top 10 university and highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.
To be eligible for a degree apprenticeship you must first be employed within an appropriate setting/sector and have confirmation of sponsorship.
You will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline and GCSEs in English Language, maths and a science subject at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above.
Your employer will be able to offset the tuition fees associated with this programme against the Apprenticeship Levy; they should seek financial guidance on this through professional services.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This course is studied on a modular basis, leading to a foundation degree qualification after three years, and, following a further two years of study, an honours top-up degree.
The programme content is delivered over one day a week, which can be arranged to fit around your workplace schedule and the demands of your employer. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study, however the programme structure is designed to ease you into this with opportunities for you to develop your academic skills and literacy.
Teaching methods range from lectures and seminars through to group tutorials and working in small groups in our nuclear simulator, and our materials and manufacturing labs. You will also have open access to our online programme resources.
We will allocate you your own personal tutor who will guide you throughout the course, support your development, advise you on future career paths and generally help you to get the most out of your time with us.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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