The Dental Nurse role complements the role of other dental professionals. One of the primary roles is to provide chair side support to dental professionals and deliver a high level of patient care.
Dental Nurses may work in a variety of clinical environments and the Apprenticeship reflects all aspects of clinical responsibilities and duties of a dental nurse’s role and will provide the apprentice with the relevant qualification to apply to the General Dental Council (GDC) for professional registration as a dental nurse.
Dental Nurses are registered professional and work within the standards and scope of practice defined by the GDC Scope of Practice document.
Qualifications and End Point Assessment Information:
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Dental Nurse. A qualification which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register.
Method(s) of delivery:
This apprenticeship is designed to support individuals to meet the professional standard for people working as trainee Dental Nurses within the industry.
The model has been driven by an employer steering group, and then refined through the Technical Working Group consisting of employers, training providers and assessment experts.
The principles driving the design of the assessment plan are as follows:
1. Maximum relevance to the job wherever possible
2. Integration with day-to-day responsibilities wherever possible
3. Added value to the apprentice’s journey, both during and at the end of the apprenticeship
A qualification which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register.
Are there any entry criteria?
Apprentices must also have achieved a minimum of Level 1 English and Level 1 Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.
On completion of this apprenticeship the apprentice can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse.
York College, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, is ideally placed to support both Apprentices and businesses to successfully engage with and benefit from Apprenticeships.
To find out more about how to become an Apprentice or how to recruit an Apprentice into your business please contact York Business Development Unit:-
Tel: 01904 770368