Dental nurses are an essential part of the healthcare sector. With this apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to prepare equipment and instruments used during procedures. You'll learn to ensure they are clean and hygienic and also manage patient records, keeping them up to date. You’ll increase your knowledge of dental technology. The skills you develop can help you work in a variety of sectors, such as dental hospitals, the armed forces and commercial businesses.
Studying for a dental nursing apprenticeship can lead to range of job opportunities. Work as a dental hygienist and protect patients against illness. Help to educate people as an oral health promotion officer. The apprenticeship can give you the skills to succeed in the dental health industry.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 7 in dental nursing. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will also develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles like dental practice management.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a number of options. Choose to continue your studies with a degree in dental hygiene or go on to a full-time job.
Further education: Carry on your studies with a BA in dental nursing. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to get a dental nursing job. Several have been listed below:
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.