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L3 Dental Nurse Apprentice Widney Dental Care

Outstanding training opportunity to join a fantastic dental team at Widney Dental Care. No previous experience or dental qualifications needed as full training will be given. We are a busy, mixed NHS and private, well established dental practice.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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

    Monday - Friday with specific hours to be confirmed. (Hours will be between 30-40 per week).

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Mar 2022

  • 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 the 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

  • 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.

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.

About the employer

At Widney Dental Care, we provide a wide range of services to our patients in a friendly, modern and relaxed environment, using the latest technology and materials. We pride ourselves in our high levels of service and customer care.


Widney Dental Care



Widney Road


B93 9AW

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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 18 months 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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