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Dental Nursing Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship equips you to work as a dental nurse, a role which complements that of other dental professionals.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 36
Hours: 6.00
Start: Flexible
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/dental-nursing-apprenticeship
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Course Information for Students

This apprenticeship leads to a mandatory qualification for anyone who wants to pursue a career as a dental nurse. TheDental Nursing role is a key element of the dental care professional team.

GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C

You will learn how to assist dental professionals with a variety of different treatments following the General Dental Council and Care Quality Commission guidelines. You will study topics such as:

Principles of infection control

Health and Safety.

You will be supported on a 1-1 basis by your assessor and in addition after being on the course for 6 months you will be required to attend college for 6 months for one day a fortnight.

Stationary and a laptop if you have one.

You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be assessed via a variety of assessment methods including:

  • Observations
  • Exams
  • Underpinning knowledge questions
  • Professional discussions
  • Products of work
  • End Point Assessment- this consists of an exam, interview and observation in the workplace.

Successful completion will lead to registration with the GDC.

You can progress onto post qualification study in areas such as radiography, sedation and oral health advise.

You could also progress onto HE to become a Hygienist or Dentist.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk
 

 

You do not pay for the apprenticeship but the employer will need to make a contribution.

Course Information for Employers

This is a Level 3 Dental Nursing apprenticeship.

The apprentice will need GCSEs at grade 4/C or above.  They should be already working in a dentist environment but we can help you find the right person for the role. 

  • Support and training for the apprentice
  • Support from a mentor who is vocationally qualified.
  • Paid time to attend College or complete work
  • Reviews to be completed in a timely fashion
  • Support going through the apprenticeship gateway to the End Point Assessment

The apprentice will be required to follow GDC guidelines and principles and demonstrate the following behaviours;

  • A caring attitude
  • Empathy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Good time management

Level 3 mandatory Dental Nursing qualification 

The apprentice will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be assessed via a variety of assessment methods including:

  • Observations
  • Exams
  • Underpinning knowledge questions
  • Professional discussions
  • Products of work

End Point Assessment- this consists of an exam, interview and observation in the workplace

Yes, after being on the course for 6 months the apprentice will attend college for a day a fortnight for 6 months prior to their exam.

No, although a laptop would be beneficial.

GDC registration

Post qualification study

Progression onto HE 

Dental Nurse

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone who has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship. However, if you don’t, we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and can arrange external advertising through social media and the National Apprenticeship Service’s website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk 

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Course Information Last Updated On: June 7, 2024 1:16 pm