Level 3 Professional Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing

  • cost

    COST

    Price on application

  • Awarding Body

    AWARDING BODY

    City & Guilds

  • Location

    LOCATION

    Various throughout the North East

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    DURATION

    20 Months

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    EMPLOYERS CALL

    03453 40 40 40

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START DATE

  • Various
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COURSE CONTENT

The Diploma in Dental Nursing gives learners the knowledge and skills in dental nursing both in direct chairside work and providing support in a range of dental treatments. Learners will learn about various aspects of dental nursing including: 

Stage 1 – On programme:

  • Continual development of practical skills through observations
  • Knowledge and understanding (theory) will be assessed through online exams
  • Professionalism, behaviours, values, communication and safe working practices will be embedded into the qualification and on programme assessment

Stage 2 – Gateway stage: 

  • Full completion of practical assessments showing competence in all units
  • Achievement of all theory exams
  • Achieved Maths and English Level 2 functional skills if required
  • Registration with General Dental Council in preparation for EPA
  • Completion of End Point Assessment and Oral Interview
 

This qualification will enable apprentices to register with the GDC as a dental nurse.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Employment in a suitable role for the chosen apprenticeship is essential. Northern Skills Group will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible but we advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to actively seek employment for themselves.
  • Applicants are required to have gained GCSE grades of C or above (Grade 4-9) in English and maths. Certificates will need to be produced at enrolment. If proof cannot be produced or you do not meet these entry requirements, then applicants will be invited to complete an initial assessment prior to acceptance.
  • If you do not have grade C or above in English and / or maths (grade 4-9 for new GCSE measures) you will be required to continue studying these subjects.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

  • This qualification is assessed through work-based evidence stored in an electronic portfolio (Smart Assessor).
  • Assessment methods include observation in the workplace, 4 examinations, online multiple choice tests/assignments, knowledge questions, witness testimonies etc.

UNITS INCLUDE

  • First aid essentials
  • Providing chairside support to patients for a number of procedures
  • Contributing to the production of dental images
  • Preparing and maintaining environments, instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedures
  • Providing chairside support to patients for a number of procedures
  • Management of oral health diseases
 

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