Apprentice Dental Nurse CK Dental

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: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    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 to Friday, varied shift times.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000247144

  • 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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (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 CK Dental, the Bristol Dental Practice working in partnership with Nuffield Health. Located at 1 West Mall in Clifton Village and at the Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, we provide a great quality service and state of the art facilities, without compromise. We pride ourselves on providing the attention to detail you need in all areas of modern dentistry. Our approach is friendly and designed to make your dental experience as gentle and comfortable as possible, at an affordable rate. You can benefit from the latest technology to enhance your oral health and confidence in all aspects of modern dentistry.

Employer

CK Dental

Address

1 West Mall

Bristol

BS8 4BH

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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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