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Dental nurse (Integrated) Level 3 apprenticeship
Dental nurses are professionals who provide clinical and other support to registrants and patients. As a dental nurse you would undertake aspects of patient care, ranging from sterilising and preparing instruments, mixing materials and learning the knowledge skills and behaviours to work chairside, providing support to the both the dental clinician and the patient. The integrated apprenticeship covers all aspects of the clinical responsibilities and duties that are carried out by a dental nurse and successful completion will enable the learner to register with the General Dental Council.
16 months with up to 3 months EPA.
The apprentice must be at least 16 years old and will be required to undertake a DBS check. They must also be employed, working more than 16 hours per week and have good levels of literacy and numeracy.
What is covered on the course?
The apprentice will be expected to complete the 11 mandatory diploma units below:
• 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
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be awarded the following:
- Level 3 Integrated Dental Nurse Standard
- Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 2 (if applicable)
Your 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.
Can my existing staff start an apprenticeship?
Of course! Placing your existing staff on an apprenticeship is a great way of upskilling your employees and uncovering your future managers. It can be a great way of motivating and rewarding your staff by committing to their continued personal development within your business.
How much do I have to pay an apprentice?
Apprentices must be paid at least the national minimum wage for apprentices if they are aged 19 and under or aged 19 and over and in their first year of an apprenticeship.
Apprentices are often paid higher amounts as their skills develop and we encourage employers to do so
How does the apprentice learn?
Apprentices do most of their learning at work and benefit from regular contact with their dedicated assigned assessor. There is coursework to be completed while on the course, which is to be submitted online, however, the knowledge to complete this is provided while learning inside your business.
Why should I take on an apprentice?
Apprentices can bring fresh new ideas to your business allowing them to grow and thrive. You gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way. They can motivate your workforce more and overall enhance your business performance while addressing skills shortages in your business.
Why choose us
We can help you to choose an apprenticeship that is right for your employees, or support you with recruitment to fill an apprenticeship vacancy. We work closely with you and the learner will help to develop the skills needed for your practice. We offer a flexible and tailored approach to suit your business needs.
We are able to tap into a talent pool overlooked by many: identifying, training and placing fantastic emerging talent into apprenticeship roles.
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