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Apprenticeship Standard 113 - Level 3 Dental Nurse (Integrated)

Course Name 
Apprenticeship Standard 113 - Level 3 Dental Nurse (Integrated)Available for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Location Workplace
Level Level 3
Start Date Various - when demand is sufficient to form a cohort
Duration 18-21 months
Time of Day Afternoon
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code ASL3DEN1S000
Course Overview An essential course for anyone wishing to qualify and work as a dental nurse within general practice, hospitals or community dental services.
What you will Study

Eleven mandatory units:
• Preparing for professional practice in dental nursing
• The impact of health and safety legislation on working practices in the dental setting
• Prevention and control of infection in the dental setting
• Dental and regional anatomy, oral health assessments and treatment planning
• Recognising and supporting actions during first aid and medical emergencies
• The safe use of ionising radiation to produce quality radiographic images
• Provide support for the control of periodontal disease and caries, and the restoration of cavities
• Provide support during the stages of prosthetic treatments
• Provide support during the stages of endodontic procedures
• Provide support during extractions and minor oral surgery
• Scientific and practical information to support the patient’s oral and physical health

Maths and English are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade 4/ Level 2 in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.

Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (9-4). Therefore, the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

How you will Learn Underpinning knowledge will be acquired by attending taught sessions via Microsoft teams and in the classroom and your assessor will offer support as you gain practical experience in the workplace via observations.
Course Structure

A percentage of your course will be classroom based, this will be once per month.

The higher percentage will be delivered via Microsoft teams with your allocated assessor.

As well as this you will be allocated of the job hours to complete self-study tasks.

As well as the Extended Diploma I Dental Nursing you will undertake an End Point Assessment, this is made up of 4 parts – Showcase portfolio, synoptic knowledge test, observation of practice followed by questioning and an interview. This is carried out by an Independent End Point Assessor not your College Assessor. The observation and interview are carried out in your workplace.

How you will be Assessed When you start the course, you will be allocated an assessor who will carry out regular contact with you and your practice. You will be observed by your assessor on 2 occasions at your practice, during surgery hours. Your assessor will also guide and support you in compiling your portfolio of evidence that you are reaching the required standards.
Entry Requirements Must be employed as a trainee dental nurse and have Maths and English GCSEs at Minimum Level 2 / Grade 4
Attendance Expectations

You will attend via teams classrooms for taught theory sessions for one day each week during term time, followed by self study.

One session per month will be taught in person by your tutor in college.

Fee Information

The fee is payable by employer not apprentice.

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

For cost to students aged 19 and over please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469 for details.

Further Study Wakefield College offers various courses which can be used as Continuing Professional Development for dental care professionals. Please visit our website for a full list of training courses or telephone them on the number given below.
Career Opportunities There are many opportunities for qualified dental nurses within general practice, hospitals and community dental services. You may wish to progress towards becoming a dental practice manager or move into a specialist area such as oral hygiene or orthodontic therapy.
How to Apply

Please complete an apprenticeship application form or email your CV and Date of Birth to

 If you require an application form, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01924 789469.

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Information last amended: 21 September 2023 10:35

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