Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship - Hilltop Dental Surgery

Dental Level 3

Job description

During the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship, you will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to qualify and have a successful career in dental nursing.

Your daily activities could include:

Assisting the dentist in providing safe and effective treatments to patients, from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments

Providing patients with a high level of care

Setting up and cleaning surgery

Sterilising instruments

Updating patient records

Maintaining equipment

Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments

Adhering to practice policies and procedures

The use of VR Technology

During your working day, the dental practice will support you with learning the practical skills required, whilst your training provider (Aspiration Training) will teach you the theory side.  Your study will be based online with regular teaching and 1-2-1 sessions.  Off the job training will be given throughout your apprenticeship during paid working hours.

Employer information

The White Rose Dental Practice, 11B Hill Top, Knottingley, WF11 8EB

The White Rose Dental Practice is a respected dental clinic situated in Knottingley. We are committed to delivering high-quality dental care in a professional and welcoming environment. Our team is dedicated to maintaining excellence in patient care and continuously improving our services.

Apprenticeship Opportunity

We are delighted to partner with Aspiration Training to offer an apprenticeship opportunity for a motivated individual to join our team as a Dental Nurse. The successful candidate will work 39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break each day. The wage is £7.00 per hour for the first six months of probation, rising to £8.00 per hour thereafter until qualified.

Key Responsibilities

- Assisting the dental team with clinical and administrative duties
- Preparing and maintaining dental equipment and instruments
- Ensuring high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
- Supporting patient care and managing patient records and appointments


- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- A commitment to learning and professional development
- A compassionate and patient-focused approach
- Attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently in a dynamic environment


- Competitive starting wage with an increase after the probationary period
- Comprehensive training and support from Aspiration Training
- Opportunities for career advancement within the dental sector
- A supportive and friendly working atmosphere

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Key info

Our reference


Wages per week



39 p/w


West Yorkshire, Knottingley



Possible start







The White Rose Dental
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Additional information


Maths and English GCSE at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) are essential.


This is a great opportunity to be trained and secure long-term employment. Once qualified, there are a number of routes for further training and development, including dental hygienist, dental therapist or dental cosmetics. Also, the opportunity for career progression into head nurse, team leader, or practice manager.

Training provided

The apprenticeship provides employment and training within a dental practice to study the Level 3 dental nurse apprenticeship.  The apprenticeship is designed to teach the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to ensure competency in all aspects of clinical duties including: -

Preparing for Professional Practice in Dental Nursing

Infection Prevention and Control

First Aid and Medical Emergencies

Oral and General Health

Endodontic Treatments

Prosthetic Treatments

Radiation and Radiography

Periodontal Disease and Cavity Restoration

Health and Safety

Extractions and Minor Oral Surgery

Management of Oral Health Diseases and Dental Anatomy, Oral Health Assessments and Treatment Planning

The use of VR Technology

Upon successful completion you will awarded the relevant qualification to apply for professional registration as a dental nurse to the General Dental Council (GDC).


A passion and desire to work within the dental sector is essential and to not be put off at the sight of blood. If you using public transport to get to the practice, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular service is available. It is also a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B vaccines and a clear enhanced DBS.

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