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Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3

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    18 Months

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    Multiple Start Dates

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Our Level 3 (Advanced) Dental Nursing Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of advanced Dental Nursing techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.

This Apprenticeship is designed for trainee Dental Nurses who require their qualification to become registered with the GDC, (General Dental Council).

On completion of the Apprenticeship, you will achieve the City and Guides Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

What will I do?

The Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.

These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.

Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College.

Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.

On some Apprenticeships, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Level 3 (Advanced) Dental Nursing Apprenticeship

Although you will need to be employed by a Dental Practice. If not, we can assist you in finding a placement.

The Dental Nursing Apprenticeship will take you 18 months. You will study at College on the second Thursday of the month and the rest of the time will be spent with your employer.

As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).

For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248

All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.70 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.

In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:

Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.20 per hour.

18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £5.90 per hour.

21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.38 per hour.

25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £7.83 per hour.

If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248

This Apprenticeship will involve completing written assignments and demonstrating practical competencies through observations. These skills will be documented in witness statements, reflective accounts and professional discussions. There are also some exam based units incorporating multiple choice questions.

Becoming a qualified Dental Nurse can allow you to progress into roles, such as Oral Health Educator, Hygienist/Therapist and other career opportunities.

How to Apply.

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Creating an account is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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