Dental Nurse Apprenticeship THE DENTAL TOUCH

The apprenticeship in dental nursing is an 18-month government funded course: City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing. The job entails assisting the dentist, sterilising equipment, reception, and any other ad hoc duties as may be required.

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Closing date: 10 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    This is the minimum the practice will pay. They have said they will likely pay more based on the candidates age and relevant experience.

    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: 9.00am to 6.00pm Tuesday: 8.00am to 4.00pm Wednesday: 8.00am to 5.00pm Thursday: 8.00am to 4.00pm Friday: 8.00am to 2.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000193934

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians.

The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as:

  • Reception
  • Dealing with patient queries
  • Answering the phone
  • Taking payments
  • Booking appointments

The training you will be getting

Dental Nursing (Integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

Upon achievement the apprentice will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 and Functional Skills English & Maths level 2 qualifications unless already exempt. 

This qualification is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship accredited by City & Guilds and is delivered nationwide through blended interactive E-Learning, enabling learners to access the course from anywhere in the UK. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager.

With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums.

You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth.

Health careers:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check. If your application has been successful you will be contacted by Email by the training provider Tempdent. Please ensure you check your Emails including your junk box.

About the employer

Our philosophy is to deliver a gentle and family friendly service that focuses on the needs of the patients. We ensure that our clients feel secure and comfortable at all times. Our dedicated and professional team of dentists and dental professionals will create a relaxed environment where all client dental needs are taken care of.

Employer

THE DENTAL TOUCH

Address

9 COTHAM ROAD SOUTH

BRISTOL

BS6 5TZ

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Daniel Swann

daniel.swann@tempdent.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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