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Apprentice Dental Nurse Nehzat Ghabai

Fantastic opportunity to train as a dental nurse. No previous experience or qualifications are required as full training will be given. Working in a busy dental practice, you will learn and earn at the same time to become fully qualified.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Days and hours to be confirmed by the employer at interview.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing for a Dental Practitioner, the ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in dental nursing.

The role includes:

  • Working alongside the dentist taking instruction from them and responding in an appropriate manner
  • Maintaining good infection control procedures and adhering to policies and protocols
  • Ensuring cleanliness of surgery, equipment and instruments used and carrying out general housekeeping duties
  • Dictate information from dentist and recording patient information correctly
  • Arrange appointments, answering calls and inputting data on the computer
  • Assist with administration tasks and ensure records are kept up to date and to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the dental practice
  • Dental nurses interact daily with patients and therefore you must be able to make patients feel welcome and offer reassurance to anxious patients endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Work to a high level of accuracy and show attention to detail
  • Must demonstrate good communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance

Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly manner and be able to reassure others with a professional manner
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Hardworking and able to work quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in maths and English (or equivalent, ie Functional Skills). 

Future prospects

Possible further training and development.

Things to consider

  • Require Hep B Inoculation
  • Require DBS
  • Very busy and fast pace
  • Being exposed to bodily fluids - blood, saliva and vomit

About the employer

Practice in the heart of Sutton Coldfield offering a wide variety of treatments to clients.


Nehzat Ghabai



Mill Street

Sutton Coldfield

B72 1TJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Emma Worth 01922 688638

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

There will be some sessions that will require college attendance at our Walsall Campus during the training period. Other sessoins remain virtual, on a weekly basis. 

Full-time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training. As this vacancy is not a full-time apprenticeship, the duration has been extended.

The purpose of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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