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Dental Nurse - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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Apprenticeship outline

Dental nurses provide essential chairside support and patient care for the dental team. If you’d like a career as a dental nurse and would like to earn a wage while you gain a qualification, read on!

Dental nurses are regulated by the General Dental Council and can be employed in general practice, hospitals or community dental services. You will work towards the essential qualifications and skills needed to register with the General Dental Council.

You’ll complete 15 mandatory units and will be based in your workplace but come into College on day release.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

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Vacancy Post Employer/Location Salary
Dental Nurse Advanced Apprenticeship
(Closing date: 31/03/2020)
Sawley Dental Practice £163.13 - £307.88 (Weekly)
Study location Maid Marian Way Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6AB

Day Release

Start date

September and February


Health Dental Nursing - Health Dental Nursing - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) Standard


18 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C/9 to 4 or equivalent including English Language, Maths and Science. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.


Assessment is mainly through observation and witness testimonies, although other forms of evidence may be used. In addition you will take a multiple choice exam covering the key knowledge units. Functional Skills (where applicable) are assessed through written examination.

  • Registration with the General Dental Council and employment as a dental nurse
  • A range of postgraduate qualifications can be gained as part of the mandatory continuing professional development as a dental nurse.
Additional information

The day release element of the apprenticeship is one day every two weeks. the qualification is usually completed in approximately 18 months.

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