Dental Nursing Apprentice Level 3 Shine Dental

Shine Dental are looking to offer a dental nurse position in their hard-working team based in Leeds. They are looking for a dedicated, driven and individual to join this popular practice. You will assist the dental team in the daily running of the practice. If you are looking for an exciting career in dental nursing, then apply today.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

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

    Monday 8.15am-5.15pm Tuesday 8.15am-5.30pm Wednesday 8.15am-5.30pm Thursday 7.45am-5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 34.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Successful candidates will provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists, and patients. You will also assist the reception staff in any clerical duties and perform any other tasks as reasonably requested by the principal.

Some of the jobs listed below will be part of your day to day activity:

  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
  • Provide clinical assistance to the dentists and hygienist while treating the patient, under his/her supervision
  • Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort
  • Continually interpret the needs of the patients and dentists or hygienist, and deal with them promptly and efficiently
  • Building relationships with patients
  • Managing patient appointments
  • Making sure all equipment is sterilised and ready before procedures and treatments
  • Processing lab requests/X-Rays

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

This course is delivered using a blended delivery model, an apprentice will spend 2 days per month at Bradford College undertaking classroom-based learning in addition to regular workplace assessments

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be awarded the following:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 2 (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There are a range of post registration courses available for dental nurses looking to further their education
  • They may include a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support continuing profession development
  • We will be offering oral health practitioner level 4 and practice manager level 4 as possible progressions once you have completed your dental nurse apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired

Things to consider

Please make sure you can get to and from the employer on a daily basis easily, and are also able to attend Bradford College once a month for your college day.

About the employer

Whether you are looking for teeth whitening, cosmetic braces or a smile makeover, we cater to each person’s individual needs. As well as existing patient plans, Ripponden dental practice offers emergency dental appointments for those people who are not currently registered with a dentist. Shine Dental is, perhaps, best known for our nervous patient journey. We care a great deal about your comfort and always go the extra mile to ensure your visit is as stress-free as possible.


Shine Dental


33 Oldham Road

Sowerby Bridge


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Training provider



Tom Hughes

01274 728316

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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