NPL Training reaches 10,000 learner milestone
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is celebrating the 10,000th learner successfully completing NPL Training, since its launch in 2006.
This milestone figure includes the first learners to complete the new Diploma in Metrology and Calibration, the first approved diploma in the UK that offers technical education leading to skilled employment, as an alternative to the academic route.
The Level 3 Diploma provides students with the knowledge and skills required to become proficient Metrology and Calibration Technicians. The flexible modular structure ensures it can target specific industry sectors, meeting continuing professional development requirements, while delivering formal qualifications.
Students study core modules, providing a general foundation in metrology, and are then led to field-specific learning pathways, constructed from 14 optional modules. These pathways can focus on fields such as electrical or dimensional measurement, or take a more generalist approach combining these with additional topics such as force, pressure or temperature and humidity.
The Diploma is approved by EAL, a skills partner and awarding organisation for industry which provides a robust quality framework, enabling NPL to work with training providers and industrial training schools to roll out these courses across the UK.
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