Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Dental Design Studio

An exciting opportunity to join the practice as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. Over the 18-month Apprenticeship, the successful candidate will work alongside our friendly team and develop the skills required to kick start a career within this exciting industry. Duties include providing chair side assistance during all dental procedures.

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Closing date: 07 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday; 9.00am - 5.00pm (Breaks to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We need an individual who is motivated, can demonstrate initiative and attention to detail and who is prepared to listen and learn. In return, we can offer you comprehensive training, a pleasant working environment and the opportunity to be part of a team that values excellent patient service.

Duties may be varied from time to time under the direction of the Practice Manager, daily duties will include:  

  • Work closely with the dentist in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Provide chair side assistance during all dental procedures
  • Update computer records and taking notes
  • Cleaning surgeries to a high level, maintaining strict cross-infection controls
  • Preparing instruments and materials during treatments
  • Assisting with Patient Chaperone
  • Carry out reception and administrative tasks where required
  • This is a great opportunity to join a highly experienced and well-respected team within the industry

The training you will be getting

The Level 3 dental nurse apprenticeship offers employment within a dental practice with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme.

It will develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours of the learner to operate competently in all aspects of clinical behaviour.

You will study Level 2 Functional Skills in both maths and English at if you do not have GCSEs or Functional skills at level 2.

You will complete on and off-the-job training whilst you are fully supported throughout, progressing to gateway and endpoint assessment.

It will also provide you with the relevant qualifications to apply for professional registration as a dental nurse to the General Dental Council (GDC).

What you will study:

  • Cross infection
  • Anatomy
  • Radiography
  • Oral hygiene
  • Orthodontics
  • Restoration
  • Legislation
  • First aid
  • Health and safety

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A great opportunity to be trained and secure long-term employment with an employer who wishes to develop your knowledge and skills
  • A good route into dental hygiene, dental therapy, or dental cosmetics with further training
  • Once qualified, it offers excellent career progression into possibly moving into a team leader, manager, or dental practice manager position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

You will be required to have a DBS check and be vaccinated for Hepatitis B.

About the employer

A Modern Private/NHS Dental Practice delivering high quality dental care to all the family


Dental Design Studio


129 High Street


E17 7DB

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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

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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