Level 4 Dental Practice Manager Apprenticeships


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Dental practice manager - level 4


Bespoke dental management apprenticeship training for your future practice managers.

The Practice Manager is responsible for managing all non-clinical aspects within a specified practice/s to achieve excellent patient care, quality, cost and delivery performance in line with practice strategy, goals and values. The Practice Manager leads the team by providing support and direction to enhance performance, skills and knowledge of all practice staff.

Develop your future practice managers with in-depth and tailor-made training giving them a comprehensive understanding of the principles of management within a dental environment which include underpinning industry regulations and guidance. This course provides individuals with an excellent opportunity to develop into a successful operational manager in a dental practice using knowledge learnt coupled with practical.

There are many benefits to undertaking the programme for both the practice and the individual.
The individual will learn skills to develop and enable them to master tasks such as recruitment, human resources, patient care, marketing, quality assurance and risk management.

The practice will gain highly skilled employees who understand how to deliver excellent customer service and develop effective relationships within the team. This qualification can be completed by existing or new employees. Aspiration Training offer a free recruitment service for employers looking for new dental apprentices for level 3 dental nursing.

Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

All apprentices starting the dental practice manager standard must hold a qualification at level 2 for Maths and English.

  • Dental practice manager
  • Lead Dental Nurse/ Receptionist with 3 days working in a Practice Manager role
  • Operational/Regional Dental Manager

         What’s included in the apprenticeship?

  • Knowledge, skills and behaviours in line with the Dental Practice Manager Standard
  • Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management – Level 4
  • End Point Assessment

How long does it take?

18 months + up to 3 months EPA

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?

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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 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.


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

Reach Learning Disabilities – Employer

“We have found the support and guidance that Aspiration Training provide to be first class. The service is professional and seamless from sign up to completion”

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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