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Apprentice Dental Nurse MR P LITCHFIELD

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team. You will work towards a Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,754.68 to £19,266.00

    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 - Thursday - 8:30 - 5:30 Friday - 8:30 - 4:30

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As dental nurse your duties would include:

Providing chairside assistance to the dentist, 
Ensure the care and welfare of patients, 
Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment, 
Sterilisation of instruments, 
Mixing materials, 
Charting on the computer, 
Complying with strict cross infection procedures, 
Developing digital x-rays, 
Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery, 
Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks. 

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

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

•ASA Training Ltd offer a flexible delivery of training which enables individuals to be able to learn at a convenient time to them. 

•Every learner will have access to online resources such as revision tools for the units in their specific qualification and practice exam questions for the learners to work through towards any exams. 

•ASAT Ltd believe the best way to deliver qualifications is through face-to-face learning, including a range of 1-2-1 assessment, revision and observation visits. 

Enrolments all year round

Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
20% off the job training


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are good career progression opportunities for example:

- Hygienist

- Head Dental Nurse 

- Practice Management 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check. References may be requested from either previous employer or education provider.

About the employer

Cranfield Dental Practice in Cranfield, Bedford is a Dentist specialising in the provision of services relating to diagnostic and screening procedures, services for everyone, surgical procedures and treatment of disease, disorder or injury. The last inspection date here was 10th August 2012







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Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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