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Dental Nursing Apprenticeship at Oldham College Apprenticeships

Course description

This course is aimed at persons who want to become Health Care Professionals with in the Dental field, once completed it will enable you to be registered with the General Dental Council

Course content

This course is aimed at persons who want to become Health Care Professionals with in the Dental field, once completed it will enable you to be registered with the General Dental Council.

The Diploma is focused on patient care and direct chair side support for a range of treatments.  This course is designed to deliver the detailed knowledge and skills needed to work as a key member of the dental team. The timescale for completing the apprenticeship is 18 months start to certification but this can be completed after 1 year providing all work and assessments have been completed.

You will be required to complete 16 units in total. Areas covered on the course include:-

  • Health, safety and security in the workplace
  • Prepare and maintain environments and instruments for clinical dental procedures
  • Oral Health
  • Dental assessments/anatomy/charting
  • Process dental radiographs
  • Caries and periodontal disease
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed and removable prosthetics
  • Minor oral surgery
  • Develop one's own knowledge and practice
  • First Aid

Entry requirements

No Formal Entry Requirements

To be considered for the Dental Apprenticeship the candidate will be required to undertake a skills Literacy and Numeracy assessment. Students may be accepted without standard qualifications, personal skills and current experience will be taken in to consideration. All students must be working for at least 30 hours per week to meet apprenticeship guidelines.

Assessment

You will achieve Level 3 Diploma is a recognised GDC qualification which will allow successful learners to access the GDC register. It will also allow you to go onto complete post qualifications.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-23 the Skills Funding Agency will fund the cost of the training. 
If you are aged 24+ an employer contribution would be required.

Dental nurses starting out in the NHS can earn around £16,500 a year. Qualified dental nurses can earn between £19,000 and £22,000 a year. Private practice rates are broadly similar.

Team leaders and dental nurse specialists can earn up to £28,000 a year.

Future opportunities

Further HE options are available

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 August 2018

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