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Dental Nursing - Advanced Apprenticeship at Total People

Course description

Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Principles and Theory of Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Additional Qualifications included within the course -  First Aid at Work, Health and Safety

Length of the course – The Dental Nursing Diploma is funded for 2 years and consists of ongoing assessment within the workplace and 4 separate exam units.  You will also be required to complete a portfolio of evidence to confirm your competence.

What you'll be doing

During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:

  • Health and Safety
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Dental Nurse
  • First Aid Essentials
  • Preparation and maintenance of the  environments, instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedure
  • Oral Health Education
  • Radiography
  • Dental Caries, Periodontal Disease
  • Crowns, Bridges and Dentures
  • Cross Infection Control

Who is it for?

The role of a Dental Nurse is varied. Primarily a dental nurse provides chair side support for the clinical team.  The team includes dentists, hygienists/therapists, clinical dental technicians and administration staff.

Dental Nurses can be employed in general practice, hospitals or the community dental services and can also train as a Dental Nurse in the armed forces.

Course content

  • Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3 Principles and Theory of Dental Nursing 

Entry requirements

In order to start a Dental Nursing Apprenticeship, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.

There are many places that you can go to find a job; the Total People Website, the Apprenticeship Vacancies Website, local papers, Internet job sites and the Job Centre Plus.

Financial information

Aged 16-18
Fully funded

Aged 19-23
An employer contribution of £345 + vat is required

Aged 24 and over
Total People require employers to make a contribution towards the cost for all learners aged 24 years and over, embarking on an Apprenticeship.

  • For organisations with less than 1000 employees - £495 + vat
  • For organisations with more than 1000 employees - £695 + vat

Please note: funding is unavailable for applicants who have attained a degree.

*Subject to eligibility - Please contact us for the exact cost

Future opportunities

You can further your career by taking additional courses in:

  • Impression Taking
  • Applying Fluoride
  • Radiography
  • Oral Health Education
  • Combined Diploma in Hygiene Therapy 

Further information

Please visit our website for further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Total People directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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