What opportunities will this course give me?
On completion and achievement of the apprenticeship standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about continuous professional development.
What will I be learning?
Dental Nurses provide chair side support to dental professionals and deliver a high level of patient care within a variety of clinical environments.
Why is this course for me?
Apprentices will develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours through on and off-the-job learning and are expected to attend Eastleigh College on a day release basis.
Apprentices will enhance knowledge in areas to include:
• Dental and regional anatomy
• Respiratory and circulatory systems
• Transmission of infectious diseases and their prevention
• Materials, equipment and resources
• Medical Emergencies
• Legislative compliance and regulatory requirements
Apprentices will develop skills in areas to include:
• Health Promotion
• Clinical skills
• Patient Care & Patient Management
• Communication & Management Skills
The apprenticeship standard has an expected duration of 24 months and on successful completion apprentices will be awarded a Level 3 qualification approved by the General Dental Council following completion of an End Point Assessment.
Unless exempt on entry, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths prior to undertaking end point assessment.
Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by a Trainer.
What do I need to sign up?
Entry is subject to interview and assessment and you will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including English & Maths or have achieved a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English & Maths.
Is there anything else I need to know?
On successful completion of this apprenticeship the apprentice can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse.
The apprenticeship end-point assessment is the final evaluation stage of your apprenticeship program at Eastleigh College. It's designed to determine whether you have achieved the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required to meet the apprenticeship standard and perform the job role independently.
Depending on the standard, we assess your competence through various methods, such as practical exams, assignments, interviews, project work, presentations or observations and we will also evaluate your portfolio of evidence, which documents your learning and progress throughout your apprenticeship with us.
The end-point assessment must be taken at the end of your apprenticeship, and the results determine whether you have successfully completed the program and achieved the apprenticeship standard.
Successful completion of the end-point assessment is required to receive certification.
If you are a levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 5% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8091 1000
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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