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Nuclear health physics monitor (level 2)

Providing radiological monitoring services in the nuclear industry to protect people, plant and the environment from radioactive 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
  • Comply with health and safety regulations and procedures. Challenge unsafe practices.
  • Follow work instructions. For example, risk assessments.
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Respond to changes in radiological conditions using safety management systems. For example, As Low As Reasonably Practicable principles (ALARP).
  • Comply with environmental and sustainability regulations and procedures. For example, identify and segregate resources for reuse, recycling and disposal.
  • Apply human performance and human factors nuclear culture.
  • Identification of radiation sources and materials.
  • Apply control measures taken with radiation sources and materials.
  • Select and use radiological protection monitoring instruments: for example, smear paper, hand-held radiation and contamination rate meters, installed and portable air samplers.
  • Carry out functional tests of radiation protection monitoring instrumentation using calibrated radioactive sealed sources.
  • Perform numerical calculations for radiological measurements with SI units.
  • Comply with emergency response plans: carry out critical incident monitoring, use forward control points (FCP) and access control points (ACP) to respond and recover from nuclear incidents.
  • Comply with legislative regulations and guidance: Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR), Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations (REPPIR).
  • Record radiation protection monitoring and survey results using required documentation.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Communicate verbally with colleagues and managers using industry terminology.
  • Communicate in writing with colleagues and managers.
  • Use information technology and digital systems. Comply with GDPR and cyber security.
  • Carry out and record learning and development activities.
  • Follow equity, diversity and inclusion rules.

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

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