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Nuclear welding inspection technician

Carrying out quality control and welding inspections for the nuclear industry, to ensure the safety and robustness of nuclear sites.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent), including maths and English at grade B or above.

What apprentices will learn
  • material science
  • welding technology
  • welding inspection
  • certification
  • non-destructive testing techniques (checking for cracks in plant or equipment)
  • health and safety
  • business improvement

The apprenticeship standard sets out a range of mandatory qualifications.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be able to register as en engineering technician (EngTech) with relevant professional organisations.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
BINDT 01604 893811
TWI Certification Ltd 01223899614
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.