Dental Practice Manager Course

Dental Practice Manager Level 4 Apprenticeship Level 4 certificate


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Dental practice manager level 4 apprenticeship overview

The Dental Practice Manager Level 4 apprenticeship is specially designed to develop management competencies for qualified dental professionals. Persons undertaking this level 4 apprenticeship will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of management tailored to a dental environment.

Successful candidates will be able to use the regulatory standards as a route to running more efficient, motivated and productive teams, resulting in better patient experiences and an overall more powerful dental team.

Aspiration Training aims to provide this level 4 apprenticeship delivery specific to the requirements of the manager whether this be a dental practice manager, area manager in a corporate setting or a lead dental nurse with the resources and support of the principal dentist/manager.

The main learning outcomes covered in this level 4 dental manager apprenticeship are the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Patient Care
  • Clinical
  • Marketing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Finance
  • Dental Industry
  • Risk Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Communication Skills

The benefits of a dental practice manager level 4 apprenticeship:

The dental practice manager level 4 apprenticeship is a higher education course for students and existing employers who want to upskill. Apprentices working towards a Level 4 provide new working opportunities for employers, which will help them grow and develop confidently within the workplace. Learning new skills and knowledge within the dental industry enables them to manage all non-clinical aspects of dental surgery, leading the practice team and achieving excellent patient care and cost efficiency throughout their career.

Upon successful completion of this level 4 dental apprenticeship, the apprentice will be awarded the following:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • Dental Practice Manager Level 4 Certificate

Who is the dental practice manager level 4 suitable for?

The dental practice manager level 4 apprenticeship is most suited for apprentices looking to work in the dental industry or current dental nurse employees looking to expand their area of expertise.

Whether you are an employer looking to upskill your employee or you’re seeking a higher level dental nursing apprenticeship, at Aspiration Training we cover a range of dental nursing apprenticeships across England and Wales to suit your needs and career direction.

If you’re unsure whether working in the dental industry is right for you or your employee, then check out our other learning courses. We cover apprenticeships from health and social care, to business management and much more.

About the dental practice manager level 4 apprenticeship

The apprentice must be at least 16 years old and will be required to undertake a DBS check.

They must also have the ability to access all aspects of the dental practice management systems including some aspects of finances, marketing, practice development and recruitment.

Apprentices will also be expected to have completed their functional skills or equivalent in Maths and English at Level 2.

This higher level dental nursing apprenticeship takes 15 months, with up to 3 months EPA for completion.

The apprentice will be expected to complete the 6 mandatory diploma units below, including 3 optional:

• Understanding organisational culture and context
• Health and safety in the workplace
• Information systems
• Financial management
• Culture and context

This higher level apprenticeship will include a wide range of teaching, learning techniques and styles including one-to-one coaching, observations, practical assessments, mentoring, and independent research with e-learning.

When taking on a dental practice manager level 4 apprenticeship course the majority of time will be spent learning in the workplace. Your apprentice will receive regular workplace assessments which will assess their competency. They will be required to sit various exams during the programme, in addition to creating a portfolio of their learning to present at the end of their apprenticeship.

Your dental practice manager level 4 apprenticeship questions answered

Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions about our higher level Dental Practice Manager Level 4 Apprenticeship. 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?

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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 does the apprentice learn?

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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.

How much do I have to pay an apprentice?

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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

Why should I take on an apprentice?

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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 Aspiration Training for your dental practice manager apprentice

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 will also work closely with you and the learner to help develop the skills needed for your practice.

We offer a flexible and tailored approach to suit your business needs and are able to tap into a talent pool overlooked by many: identifying, training and placing fantastic emerging talent into apprenticeship roles.



Don’t just take our word for it, hear what some of our employers and learners have to say…

Monmouthshire Youth Service – Learner

Our experience with Aspiration Training has been a really positive one. Our assessor supported and challenged us throughout the apprenticeship, and empowered us to successfully achieve our qualifications within the allocated timescale.

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