Dental Nursing Apprentice The Dental Care Centre

Huddersfield Dental Care are looking to offer a dental nurse position in their hardworking team. They are looking for a dedicated, and enthusiastic individual to join this popular practice. You will assist the dental team in the day to day running of the practice. If you are looking for an exciting career in dental nursing, then apply today.

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.50 per hour and when they pass 6 month probation it goes to £7.00 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.15am-5.00pm Friday 8.15am-4.00pm 1 x Saturday a month paid at time and a half 8.30am-12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Dental Nurse, you are responsible for providing general chair side assistance to the Dentist while maintaining the day to day running requirements of the practice and its patients.

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

  • Assisting the dentist in providing safe and effective treatments to patients, from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments
  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
  • Provide clinical assistance to the dentists and hygienist while treating the patient, under their 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
  • Proving patients with a high level of care
  • Managing patient appointments
  • Making sure all equipment is Sterilised and ready before procedures and treatments
  • Reception duties

The training you will be getting

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 to expect at the end of your 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, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

At Huddersfield Dental Care, we offer professional and affordable treatments. We pride ourselves on our technology and professional standards, we're also proud of the relationships we have with our patients and the care we give them. We provide check-ups and regular hygiene appointments for over 10,000 patients. Whether you come to us for orthodontics, cosmetic work, to correct and transform your smile or just regular maintenance and cleaning to prevent future problems, we take our commitment to you very seriously. We're a modern 5 surgery practice committed to ensuring that you remember your experience for the high quality of the dentistry and the outstanding patient care.


The Dental Care Centre






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Training provider


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


Tom Hughes

01274 728316

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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