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Process Technology for the Chemical / Energy Industries Advanced Apprenticeship at Hull College Group

Course description

This course was designed to provide candidates with the skills and technical knowledge required within the Petro-Chemical, Oil and Gas and Energy industry, leading to Technician level.

Study will include practical, competence based training and assessment using the
world class training facilities, including the process plant, tank farm, control room and process simulator. This will be supplemented with classroom based underpinning knowledge training and assessment.

Course content

An extensive range of subjects are covered under the main topics of health and safety, processes, management systems, process equipment, instrumentation, process science, environmental issues and unit operations.

In addition to the core subjects studied at Intermediate Level Advanced Apprentices will study electrical, mechanical and fault finding modules.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs ideally grade C or above to include Maths, English and Science or by interview.

Future opportunities

  • Apprentices taking this course have progressed into full time employment with world class employers in the Chemicals and Energy Sector.


  • HNC in Chemical Engineering, and we have provision for Foundation Degree leading to full degree.

Further information

The CATCH (Centre for Assessment of Technical Competence Humber) training facility near Grimsby is a unique collaboration between Hull College, industry, and the centre itself.

Employers needed a way to train young people to become process technicians in a highly technical and rapidly changing environment. This Cogent-accredited course was developed by Hull College in partnership with the ChemSkills group of employers from the Humber region and has proved to be yielding excellent results.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hull College Group directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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