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Dental nursing level 3
The Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing gives learners the knowledge and skills required to work chair-side, providing support to the both the dental clinician and the patient. The course 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.
The apprenticeship is a work-based qualification, so learners will be in an appropriate setting where they’ll be assessed and able to develop their portfolio of evidence under the guidance of the employer.
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?
This apprenticeship is aimed at dental nurses employed in general practice, community dental services and hospitals.
What’s included in the apprenticeship?
- Competence and knowledge qualification – Level 3 diploma in dental nursing
- Level 2 functional skills maths (NCFE)
- Level 2 functional skills English (NCFE)
- 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?
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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