Qualification summary

This Level 3 Certificate in Nuclear Engineering & Science provides learners with an introduction to nuclear science and the nuclear industry, look at the fundamentals of mathematics for nuclear engineering and science plus a number of additional optional units.

This qualification is suitable for individuals looking to embark on a career in the nuclear industry sectors. It provides recognition that learners can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of workers in the nuclear sector.

This content of this qualification has been designed using training standards owned by the National College for Nuclear (NCfN).

Where is this qualification delivered?

To complete this qualification learners must enrol with one of ECITB’s Approved Centres listed below.

Bridgwater and Taunton College

Mechanical Fitting, Nuclear Engineering & Science, Pipefitting, Plating, Project Control


National College for Nuclear, Southern Hub, Rodway, Cannington, TA5 2LS
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What is the qualification structure?

It takes the average learner 220 hours to complete this qualification. This includes 160 hours with a teacher, trainer or assessor as indicated in the qualification specification, the remaining hours are unsupervised time for learning and producing evidence to be assessed.

To achieve this qualification learners must complete two mandatory units plus optional units (totalling a minimum of 110 hours). For more information, please refer to the qualification specification.

The duration of this qualification is part-time, one term.

Qualification units

NES 01 (mandatory unit)
Introduction to nuclear science and the nuclear industry

NES 02 (mandatory unit)
Fundamentals of mathematics for nuclear engineering and science

NES 03 (optional unit)
Fundamentals of physical chemistry for nuclear

NES 04 (optional unit)
Fundamentals of electrical science for nuclear

NES 05 (optional unit)
Fundamentals of mechanical science for nuclear

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