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Apprenticeship training course

Nuclear health physics monitor (level 2)

Proving radiological monitoring services in the nuclear industry to protect people, plant and the environment from contamination.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • 1. Use specialist radiological protection instruments to monitor: Surface and airborne contamination using hand-held contamination rate-meters and installed and portable air samplers; Radiation dose rates using hand-held, installed and portable radiation detectors; Individuals for personal contamination and respond accordingly
  • 2. Carry out functional tests of radiation protection monitoring instrumentation using calibrated radioactive sealed sources;
  • 3. Respond appropriately to changes in radiological conditions using the ALARP principles;
  • 4. Record radiation protection monitoring and survey results – in a variety of formats (e.g. written logs, information technology;
  • 5. Undertake radiation – related work activities safely and competently;
  • 6. Participate in emergency response to provide radiological contingency arrangements to protect personnel, plant and the environment, for example: Respond to and take appropriate action in regard to emergency situations to monitor for environmental radiological releases; Where applicable carryout criticality incident monitoring; Use Forward Control Points (FCP) and Access Control Points (ACP) to respond to and recover from nuclear incidents. FCP’s & ACP’s are used to provide effective radiological safety control to personnel entering & leaving incident areas with regard to protective clothing, respiratory protection and radiation dose authorisation
  • 7. Communicate radiological protection monitoring information effectively using a variety of appropriate communication methods to interact with others to give and receive information accurately in a timely, positive, challenging and professional manner.

Full information on Nuclear health physics monitor (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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