Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing Level 3

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Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing Level 3

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Summary:

The Health (Dental Nursing) Framework is aimed at individuals who want to work as a Dental Nurse. The role of a Dental Nurse is regulated by the General Dental Council. An individual may be able to register with the GDC upon satisfactory completion of a registerable qualification, which includes the L3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (QCF). The role of a Dental Nurse is to provide ‘chair-side support’ for the dental team including Dentists, Dental Therapists, Hygienists and Technicians.

Course Length: Approximately 18 months Entry Requirements:

Apprentices should:

  • Show enthusiasm to work in Dental Nursing
  • Have basic literacy, numeracy and communication skills on which the apprenticesh…

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Summary:

The Health (Dental Nursing) Framework is aimed at individuals who want to work as a Dental Nurse. The role of a Dental Nurse is regulated by the General Dental Council. An individual may be able to register with the GDC upon satisfactory completion of a registerable qualification, which includes the L3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (QCF). The role of a Dental Nurse is to provide ‘chair-side support’ for the dental team including Dentists, Dental Therapists, Hygienists and Technicians.

Course Length: Approximately 18 months Entry Requirements:

Apprentices should:

  • Show enthusiasm to work in Dental Nursing
  • Have basic literacy, numeracy and communication skills on which the apprenticeship will build
  • Have a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job roles
  • Be willing to undergo an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check
  • Be flexible as there may be a requirement to work rotas

Individual health sector employers may have additional employment entry requirements e.g. a current driving licence would also be an advantage (and may be necessary for some roles).

Apprentices who took their GCSE’s more than five years ago and did not gain a C grade or above will need to take a literacy and numeracy test.

Core Skills:

The role of a Dental Nurse is to provide ‘chair-side support’ for the dental team including Dentists, Dental Therapists, Hygienists and Technicians.

Assessment:

Assessment for this qualification is carried out via the workplace.

Career Progression:

There are a range of post registration courses available to Dental Nurses looking to progress in their career. These may include further QCF qualifications, a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support Continuing Professional Development. NEBDN (National Examining Board for Dental Nurses) post-registration qualifications include:

  • Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing
  • Certificate in Oral Health Education
  • Certificate in Special Care Dental Nursing
  • Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing
  • Certificate in Dental Radiography
Costs:

An employer contribution is required for those aged either 19+ or who have a level 4 or higher qualification.

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Please note that although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, course information, costs where applicable and attendance details may change.

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