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Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Staly Dental

A unique experience to gain valuable knowledge first hand within the dental industry. You will be an apprentice in the practice and will work your way through your programme alongside support from Tameside college and your employer.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed with the employer but will not include weekend work.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

• Assisting dentist in surgery
• Reception duties
• Meeting clients
• Booking appointments
• Decontamination of utensils
• Keeping surgery clean and tidy

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will achieve a Level 3 Dental Nurse Standard Qualification upon completion of this apprenticeship. You will attend college one day a week at Tameside College, Beaufort Road, OL6 6NX. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

•Register with the General Dental Council.

•Complete extended duty courses in clinical photography, impression taking, orthodontic nursing, implant dental nursing, fluoride varnish application and special care dental nursing plus many more.

•Complete post qualifications in radiography, sedation and oral health educator.

•Progress into university to study orthodontic therapy or dental hygiene therapy.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

•You will have a high responsibility as you will be in charge of someone's health. •You may be required to work evenings, weekends and potentially late nights depending on the practice working hours. •You will be working with sharp equipment and tools so will need to be diligent and observant and take responsibility in learning Health and Safety procedures. •You will have a baseline of good customer skills to be able to talk to customers on a regular basis.

About the employer

We are a mixed NHS/Private Family Dental Practice based in Stalybridge with a large welcoming team and a great patient base.


Staly Dental


Waterloo Road


SK15 2AU

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Training provider



Amber Thorpe

0161 909 5706

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through the Tameside College website for a generic dental nurse apprenticeship course, you will then be invited into the college for a 1-1 interview and if successful will be referred onto the employer for an interview.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Sep 2022