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Dental Nurse - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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Apprenticeship outline

The Dental Nurse role complements the role of other dental professionals.

One of the primary roles is to provide chair side support to dental professionals and deliver a high level of patient care.

Dental Nurses may work in a variety of clinical environments and the Apprenticeship reflects all aspects of clinical responsibilities and duties of a dental nurse’s role and will provide the apprentice with the relevant qualification to apply to the General Dental Council (GDC) for professional registration as a dental nurse.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Vacancy Post Employer/Location Salary
Level 3 Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship
(Closing date: 03/01/2021)
Buttercross View Dental Surgery (Nottingham) £190.00 (Weekly)
Dental Nursing Advanced/Level 3 Apprenticeship
(Closing date: 03/01/2021)
Westdale Dental Practice £144.30 (Weekly)
Level 3 Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship
(Closing date: 01/12/2020)
Wollaton Dental Practice (Nottingham) £155.00 (Weekly)
Study location Maid Marian Way Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6AB
Attendance

Day Release

Start date

September and February

Framework/standard

Dental Nursing - Level 3 Standard

Duration

18 - 24 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 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

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

You will develop an electronic portfolio of evidence against the requirements of the qualification. Evidence can be generated by observation of your workplace, witness testimonies, case studies or personal accounts of events. Online tests may be used to confirm your knowledge and understanding as well as an End Point Assessment

Progression
  • 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.