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Dental Nursing Apprentice Level 3 HICK LANE DENTAL SURGERY LTD

Hick Lane Dental based in Batley, are looking to take on an Apprentice Dental Nurse. You will work towards a Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard. If you are looking to pursue a career in dental nursing, then apply today! Successful candidates will provide clinical support to dentists and patients.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is reviewed after 3 months and may increase

    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 Wednesday and Thursday 08:45am - 12:30pm 1:30pm - 5:45pm Tuesday 08:45am-12:30pm 1:30pm - 6:45pm and Fridays 08:45am - 12:45pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    18 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, Analytical 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 easily on a daily basis.

About the employer

Hick Lane Dental Surgery LTD has been at its present premises since 1972 and has aimed to provide NHS dental treatment to the local community. We are a busy NHS dental practice with four dental surgeries. We believe strongly in high quality NHS dental care. Our practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission who monitors essential standards of quality and safety within the dental setting. The Hick Lane dental team are here to ensure that your care always comes first. We are committed to not only providing you with quality clinical care, but great customer service too.






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Training provider



Tom Hughes

01274 728316

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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