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This Modern Apprenticeship has valuable recognition in the nuclear sector across the UK. It supports the supply of new talent into the workforce and develops the pipeline of young talent required by the sector. Employees will learn the skills required for this key specialist role which is vital to ensuring operations within the nuclear sector are carried out to the highest levels of safety.

The qualification

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification in Radiation Protection Monitoring at SCQF level 5.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship but candidates should have a safety-orientated attitude. You may also wish to consider a trial observation period.

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, employees may choose to continue their studies with an HNC or HND in a related subject. They could also progress their career within the industry to take on roles such as:

  • Health Physics Monitor
  • Radiation Protection Team Leader
  • Radiation Protection Adviser
  • Health Physicist

Some of these roles will be longer term and will require further training and qualifications.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

See training contribution calculator below to determine funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

This Modern Apprenticeship will typically take 2 years to complete.

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The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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