Health Physics Monitor Apprenticeship Standard - Level 2 (out of centre learner)

SKU: GEN2/A/006

Course Aim:

This course is ideal for candidates looking to develop their career as a health physics monitor.  The principle function of the Health Physics Monitor is to provide a radiological safety and monitoring service to customers in order to meet business needs to defined standards. The Role is to monitor radiation dose rates, personnel, surface and airborne contamination, recording the levels detected and responding accordingly. Health Physics Monitors may also be part of the emergency response arrangements.

Student Pre-Requisites:

A minimum of three GCSE Grades A-C (or new equivalent) including Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject.

Successfully pass the Gen2 aptitude testing.

Note: The minimum age is 18 at the start of the apprenticeship programme, to comply with Classified Workers requirements.


Course Duration:

Typically this apprenticeship will take 24 months.



Year 1 - Apprentices are based in the workplace from day one and visit a Gen2 training centre in West Cumbria one day per week to complete their off-the-job training.

Year 2 - Apprentices continue to be placed with their employer and are visited every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress against their Level 2 Diploma.

 Programme Components:

The programme delivered through Gen2 will consist of:

  • Completion and achievement of a Level 2 Diploma in Radiation Protection
  • Completion of IOSH Working Safely
  • Nuclear Fundamentals training
  • Regular performance reviews undertaken by the employer and Gen2
  • Development of a portfolio of evidence including reports, assignments, and evidence of tasks undertaken.
  • Observations by a Gen2 assessor
  • Ongoing professional discussions between the apprentice and the assessor relating to workplace competence and knowledge.
  • Feedback from line manager and peers including 180/360 degree feedback approaches.
  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their apprenticeship.


Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties.


Qualification Gained:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Radiation Protection
  • Completion of IOSH Working Safely
  • Nuclear Fundamentals training
  • Minimum Level 2 English, maths and ICT

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