Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Dental Nursing

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Mixed Mode, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


This apprenticeship programme will ensure you have the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to pursue a career as a dental nurse.

You will work with your employer, to gain hands-on experience working in a professional environment.
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This appreticeship programme will provide you with the following qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 3 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Level 2 Functional Skill English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill Maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.


You will study the following units:
  • First aid essentials
  • Reducing the risk to health and safety in the dental setting
  • The role and responsibilities of a dental nurse
  • Prepare and maintain environments, Instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedures
  • Principles of infection control in the dental environment
  • Provide chairside support for the assessment of patients’ oral health
  • Contribute to the production of dental images
  • Provide chairside support for the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries and the restoration of cavities
  • Provide chairside support for the provision of fixed and removable prostheses
  • Provide chairside support for non-surgical endodontic treatment
  • Provide chairside support for the extraction of teeth and minor oral surgery
  • Provide information and support to individuals on the protection of their oral health
  • Assessment of oral health and treatment planning
  • Dental radiography
  • Management of oral health diseases and dental procedures.


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be expected to complete assignments and written work. In addition to this, observations in the workplace must be carried out to prove competence.

You will complete four online assessments during the programme, in addition to a portfolio of evidence. The end point assessment will also include a project and professional discussion.

Industry links:

You will be able to register with the General Dental Council.


You will be employed in a dental practice to ensure you get valuable hands-on work experience.

You could progress into full-time employment as a dental nurse.

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Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

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Additional Costs

It is advised that you purchase the course textbook.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview with the HCPS Dental Team. These a typically held once per month on a Monday at 3pm

Entry Criteria

You will hold a minimum of grade C (or equivalent) in GCSE maths and English.