Apprentice Dental Nurse High Locks Dental Practice

If you are considering a career in dental nursing and would like to gain your nursing qualification, we may have the perfect opportunity for you. Apprenticeship Learn and Train whilst working at High Locks Dental Practice. You will learn all of the basics and more to help become a fully qualified Dental nurse.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £10 p/h following completion of probation period.

  • Working week

    Exact days, times and hours to be confirmed. Some weekend work may be required.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Recording of treatment including charting form the dentist’s instructions and other associated clerical work 
  • Preparation of filling materials, impression materials, instruments and equipment 
  • Cleaning away used instruments and materials and keeping the surgery clean and tidy 
  • First aid treatments for collapse e.g., coronary attack, fainting, bleeding tooth socket, epilepsy etc 
  • Assisting at preparation for investigation, e.g., x-ray procedures 
  • Providing patients with pre - and post-operative instructions and information prior to safely discharging the patient following, for example, minor oral surgery, and ensuring the instructions are understood 
  • Maintaining stock levels in surgery and checking expiry dates
    Re-ordering stocks when required 
  • All Dental Nurses must be competent with all areas of reception 

The training you will be getting

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dental Nurse 
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Functional Skills maths 
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Functional Skills English 
  • End Point Assessment
  • 20% of your working hours will be off the job training 
  • Training method and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Working with one of our 3 hygienists
  • Assisting the Implantologist (additional training required)
  • Radiology Nurse (further qualification needed)
  • Reception work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Adaptable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Workplace pension offered. Tunic provided Full training by established & successful training provider.

About the employer

At High Locks Dental Practice we aim to provide a consistently high quality of dental care to our patients, at extremely competitive rates. Our philosophy is to consider and address our patients’ needs and expectations in a friendly, relaxed and professional environment.


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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

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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