Dental Nurse Apprentice Superior Smiles

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

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Closing date: 29 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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

    This is not the exact shifts but it will be between these timeframes Monday 8:45am-5pm Tuesday 10:15am-7pm Wednesday 8:45am-5pm Thursday 10:15am-7pm Friday 8:45am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000238551

  • 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 and booking appointments.

The training you will be getting

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

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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

Welcome to Superior Smiles, your state-of-the-art private dental practice in Knutsford, Cheshire. Whether you’re simply looking for a new local Knutsford dentist for you and the family, considering Invisalign® teeth straightening, dental implants or maybe you have a question or two about what dental treatments are available or most suitable for you, our experienced, friendly and patient-focused team will be pleased to help. Please contact us to book your free consultation, to join the Practice or for any other general enquiry.

Employer

Superior Smiles

Address

CHESHIRE LODGE

BEXTON LANE

KNUTSFORD

WA16 9AB

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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

Mary-Petra Obika

mary.obika@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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