BTEC Higher Nationals in Nuclear Engineering (RQF)

Nuclear Engineering (RQF)

This pathway is only available in the UK

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The Nuclear Engineering Pathway has been developed as part of the revision and updating of all Engineering Pathways. The pathway has a core of units, four at Level 4 and two at Level 5, which are mandatory and cannot be changed or substituted.

Nuclear Engineering has three specialist units at Level 4 and one at Level 5 which have been selected and recommended to provide an appropriate amount of common subject-specific content for that level. The remaining optional units for Nuclear Engineering may only be selected from the designated optional unit list and not from other Engineering optional unit lists.

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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 both today’s students and the industry’s future. To help our students develop in their chosen specialism, we developed 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 Nuclear Engineering.

Support while you study

As a BTEC Higher Nationals student you will have access to a specially designed range of digital resources, to ensure that you’ll have the best possible experience during your course. These are available on our free dedicated platform for Higher National students – HN Global.

You’ll be able to access free online learning to develop your study skills to support your higher education learning, and career development resources to support you with preparing for the real world. With HN Global, you can also participate within a community of other BTEC Higher National students from around the world, via online forums, to discuss anything relevant to your course.

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. 

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. You can currently top-up your HNs to over 1500 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.

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Where to study BTEC HNs in Nuclear Engineering?

If you'd like more information, or to find a college that delivers the BTEC Higher Nationals in Nuclear Engineering, you can search your area on our handy map or visit any the following sites:

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