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L3 Apprentice Dental Nurse Bupa Healthcare

Our Dental Nurse Apprenticeship will help with the skills & knowledge to become a qualified dental nurse. The apprenticeship reflects all aspects of clinical responsibilities & duties of a dental nurses role & will provide you with the relevant qualification to apply to the General Dental Council for professional registration as a dental nurse.

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Closing date: 08 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours TBC. Flexibility required.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and what you will learn as an Apprentice Dental Nurse:

  • Oral anatomy and physiology, respiratory and circulatory systems
  • How infectious diseases are transmitted and prevented
  • Dental materials, equipment and resources
  • How to deal with medical emergencies
  • Legislative compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Clinical skills
  • Health promotion
  • Patient care and management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must demonstrate good communication and organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Hardworking and able to work quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times
  • Work to a high level of accuracy and show attention to detail
  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly manner and be able to reassure others with a professional manner
  • Maintain a positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade A*-C/9-4 in maths and English or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills)

Future prospects

Once qualified, you can register as a Dental Nurse with the General Dental Council.

Progression routes are available and you can study further in dental related qualifications at Level 4: Radiography, Oral Health, Education and Sedation.

So why wait? If you would like to work with a unique healthcare business, where 100% of our profits go back into patient care, simply click apply today.

Things to consider

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

From 1 April 2022, there will be a legal requirement for you to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if you are working in an environment which is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England, unless you are clinically exempted.

This applies to all workers aged 18 or over who have direct, face to face contact with service users in the NHS or independent health sector. It will include non-clinical workers such as receptionists and cleaners who are not directly involved in patient care.

These regulations will protect vulnerable people and individual workers in health and social care settings, including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, community services and where care is delivered in a person’s home.

We make life better for millions. That includes yours. Our apprentice dental nurse benefits packages are one of the best in the industry because you make a difference to our patients - so we want to make sure you’re well rewarded for it.

As well as the amazing training you’ll receive with industry experts, you can expect market-leading personal benefits too - including early access to your earned wages, free access to a virtual GP 24/7, discounted gym membership and discounts in over 7000 retailers. From fuel to fashion, or food to fantastic days out  - you can check out the amount of money you could be saving each month by using the MyBupaPerks savings calculator.

About the employer

Here at Bupa Dental Care our people are at the heart of everything we do, because we care. We have created environments where people can look forward to coming to work, feel empowered and benefit from working collaboratively with industry experts to achieve our aim - helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

We're proud to have been named in the LinkedIn Top Companies Where the UK Wants to Work, the Forbes World's best employers and in the Inclusive Top 10 UK Employers list for 2021.


Bupa Healthcare


Isebrook Hospital N H S Trust



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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 limited sessions that will require college attendance at our Walsall Campus, during the training period. All other sessions remain virtual on a once 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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