BTEC Higher Nationals in Nuclear Engineering (RQF)

BTEC Higher Nationals in Nuclear Engineering (RQF)

This pathway is only available in the UK

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This qualification is only available in the UK.

Nuclear Engineering graduates are highly sought after by employers across the globe.  In the UK, with a predicted increase of new nuclear reactors being built, there will be an increasing the demand for suitably qualified nuclear engineering graduates, in jobs as diverse as radiation protection, construction, safety case production, chemical engineering, plant operation, reactor design and materials performance.

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This qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course. To help our you develop in your chosen specialism, there are a number of pathways, some of which are listed below:

  • Nuclear Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Nuclear Engineering (Mechanical)

Please note this is a combination of pathways at both BTEC HNC and HND level. Colleges we work with may choose to deliver a selection of pathways which is why we suggest that you consult with your local college regarding exact options available to you.

We also have BTEC Higher National Qualifications in Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering.

Careers after a BTEC Higher National in Nuclear Engineering

Some typical jobs after completing the HNC*

Some typical jobs after completing the HND*

Nuclear Engineering Technician; Nuclear Maintenance Technician Nuclear Engineer; Nuclear Maintenance Project Engineer; Nuclear Maintenance Operations Engineer
*These are suggestions of the typical job roles related to this qualification at this level. Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements. 

Industry support and recognition

For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes. We are proud to have developed our Pearson BTEC Higher National in Nuclear Engineering with experts from organisations, including: Alstom, BMW, Eaton, Gen2, Jaguar Land Rover, Railtrack, Siemens, UAE Military Logistics Support, Engineering Council, the Royal Aeronautical Society, to name a few.

Progression to university

We work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme. We currently have agreements to top-up HNs to over 1200 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.

Visit our Pearson Degree Finder to find all the current articulations.


Where to study BTEC HNs in Nuclear Engineering?

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