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Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Belwell Dental

Belwell Dental offer you the best and latest in General, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. They are looking to recruit an Apprentice Dental Nurse who will carry out various dental nursing tasks, whilst working towards a Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 06 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50

    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

    Specific days and shifts are to be confirmed upon interview, with the practice.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000106696

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • 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

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.

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

  • A level 3 Dental Nurse Diploma qualification which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse
  • 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 toward the occupational standard, with off the-job training. 

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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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
  • Sedation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Lang or Lit) (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

At Belwell Dental, we provide our patients with access to state-of-the-art facilities along with the most experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals. In 2011, Belwell Dental opened its doors to patients in the The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. Since then, our mission has been to provide quality care in a safe environment — earning us a reputation as a leading Dental Practice in the area.

Employer

Belwell Dental

Address

14 Belwell Lane

Sutton Coldfield

B74 4AL

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Contact

Emma Worth

eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

01922 688638

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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