Are you working in a dental practice as a dental nurse and need to gain a formal qualification? If so, this apprenticeship is suitable for you.  We provide underpinning knowledge to meet the required specification as set out by the awarding body, to prepare and qualify students to register with the General Dental Council and work in dental clinical areas.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this course you may wish to consider studying for the Certificate in Oral Health, Certificate in Dental Radiography or studying further to become a Dental Therapist.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need to be employed in a Dental Practice and working chair side for a minimum of 30 hours per week. We can help support you in finding an employer placement if you don't have one.

You will need to have Maths and English GCSE at a Level 4/Grade C or English and Maths Functional Skills at Level 2.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
SCX0HE0001 01/08/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

TBC*

*Cost of the course is variable on size of business and age of apprentice. 

Course content

Course Content 

The course covers:

  • Health and safety in the work place
  • Emergencies in the dental surgery
  • Legal and ethical issues in the provision of dental care
  • Anatomical structures and systems relative to dental treatment
  • Oral disease and pathology
  • Patient care and management
  • Assessing patients' oral health needs and treatment planning
  • Oral health promotion and preventative dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontic procedures
  • Dental drugs, materials, instruments and equipment

Students wll be expected to do a lot of self study, keep a logbook and attend tutorials.

Your employer will be expected to give guidance and mentoring as well as support their employee with their log book.

More info

Start Day/Time 

January 2021 Thursday's 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Duration 

18 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Science, Access and Counselling

More about the course 

Please call 01202 205718 for further information or email ninkovica@bpc.ac.uk

Duration 

18 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds