As part of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering course our students recently visited the EDF Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station at Leiston, in Suffolk. This enriches part of their studies regarding the system layout for power generation and the processes involved. During the visit students were guided through an extensive exploration of how the site is laid out and how power is generated using Nuclear energy. Following the visit students are asked to produce a detailed report as part of this particular programme of study.
Dan Cullum said “The visit was educational, the Sizewell B staff that were showing me and the fellow students around were very facilitating and knowledgeable. The staff answered all of the questions asked with brief but detailed answers. Overall the tour was good and I have gained important Knowledge I can use in my future.”
Olivia Halsey said “I really enjoyed my visit to EDF Sizewell B. I found the tour very informative and exciting. I especially found the turbine room to be outstanding. I enjoyed the visit so much that I will be applying for one of the apprenticeships that EDF offer.”
Andrew Inyang said “I found the Sizewell trip to be very informative and formed as a great visual aid into the reality of the workings of a nuclear power plant, reinforcing what I had previously learnt in the class room. It also offered a great insight into what future engineering projects I could potentially be involved in during the coming years.”