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Your dental nursing apprenticeship questions answered
Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
Who is the apprenticeship aimed at?
The Dental Nursing apprenticeship is designed for people working in oral healthcare settings. The apprenticeships are work-based qualifications, so learners will need to be in an appropriate oral healthcare setting where they will be assessed and develop their portfolio of evidence.
What qualifications will I achieve?
On completion of your framework, you will achieve your Diploma, Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health and two Essential Skills in Application of Number and Communications.
How will the qualifications be achieved?
The Dental Nursing framework comprises of a range of mandatory and optional units. Learners will be supported by a dedicated Assessor throughout their qualification, together with Tutors for the Essential Skills qualifications. The framework will be delivered via monthly workshops, online tests, workplace visits and remote learning sessions and a portfolio of evidence collected via our e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.
How will I be assessed?
You will study a variety of mandatory and optional units which will reflect your workplace practice. Your Assessor will use a wide range of assessment methods in order to collect evidence for your portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge and competency. Assessment will be ongoing throughout your qualification and will include observations, online tests, written questions and professional discussions.
What support will I get from my tutors?
Once you have registered with us, you will be given access to our e-portfolio system called Smart Assessor. Smart Assessor will contain all the resources you need to help you complete your framework. You will also be supported by a dedicated Assessor and Essential Skills Tutors who will deliver your framework via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions
What can I do next?
There is a wide range of job roles for people within oral health care settings including dental nurse, dental hygienist and dental technician. You can also progress on to further continuous professional development qualifications upon successful completion of your framework.