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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Level 3 Standard

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    Multiple - see below

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code
    E0162

Start Dates

  • May 2020, Apprenticeship
  • September 2020, Apprenticeship

Summary

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.

Course Content includes:

Knowledge

  • Dental and Regional Anatomy
  • Respiratory and Circulatory systems
  • Health Promotion
  • Transmission of Infectious Diseases
  • Materials & Equipment
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Legislative Compliance
  • Dental Team and GDC guidelines
  • Communication
  • Self-Management

Skills

  • Clinical Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Management
  • Professionalism

Behaviours

  • Ethical
  • Professional
  • Commitment
  • Responsible
  • Self-Awareness

You will complete the Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard.

  • This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 24 months.
  • This course has two entry points in the year.

Contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out when our next course start date is.

If you already have an employer for your Apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an Apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an Apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the Apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email EmployerPartnerships@CCN.ac.uk to discuss next steps.

Why Our College?

Get paid to train

Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time

Designed for opportunity

94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion

Hands on learning

We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 Maths & English Functional Skills (or equivalent GCSE)
  • In order to enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the Apprenticeship qualification.

Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs in English and Maths should include their predicted grades on their application. If successful for this position, they will be offered a conditional place on the Apprenticeship course, subject to them meeting the entry requirements for Maths and English.
If a potential apprentice does not currently meet these requirements, they will need to attend additional Functional Skills English and Maths sessions.

Learning Outcomes

For the full Apprenticeship, learners will complete:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

Apprentices must achieve a GDC approved Licence to Practice qualification in Dental Nursing.

Assessment

Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

You will need to complete Level 2 Maths and English before End Point Assessment.

At the end of the Apprenticeship you will complete an End Point Assessment which will comprise of:

  • Portfolio of evidence required for Level 3 Diploma to be completed in advance of the End Point Assessment
  • Apprentices must achieve a GDC approved Licence to Practice qualification in Dental Nursing, in advance of the End Point Assessment
  • Project 2,000 - 3,000 words (75% of total grade)
  • Interview (25% of total grade)

Apprentices must pass both sections to be deemed competent

Progression

Progression onto a Higher Apprenticeship or a higher level of study or employment.

Career Progression

On completion of this apprenticeship the apprentice can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse.

Fees

May 2020, Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email EmployerPartnerships@ccn.ac.uk

For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email EmployerPartnerships@ccn.ac.uk

September 2020, Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email EmployerPartnerships@ccn.ac.uk

For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email EmployerPartnerships@ccn.ac.uk