Modern Apprenticeship

Dental Nursing

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This Modern Apprenticeship helps your employees meet the standards required to be included on the register for Dental Care Practitioners.

It’s suitable for dental nurses in any sector – such as general or community practices, hospitals, commercial organisations, education and training or the armed forces.


SCQF level 7 | SVQ level 3

Your employee will study for an SVQ at SCQF level 7 in Dental Nursing.

Entry requirements: There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

Career progression: After completing this apprenticeship, dental nurses could progress onto a range of careers in the sector. This includes:

  • Dental hygienist/therapist
  • Dental technician, including clinical dental technician and maxillofacial technician
  • Dental health educators/oral health promotion officers
  • Dental practice managers and receptionists
  • Maxillofactial prosthetists and technologists

What else will apprentices learn?

In every Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will develop core skills. These are essential skills and abilities that relate to work – like communication, working with others, problem solving, information and communication technology, and numeracy.

Employees should also work towards a Professional Development Award in Dental Nursing at SCQF level 7.


Use the MA contribution table to work out the funding level for this apprenticeship.

The funding contribution for disabled people and care experienced young people is at the highest level from ages 16 up to and including 29. You can find more information in the Scottish Government’s Disability Delivery Plan.

Download the full framework documents

In the documents you’ll find out more about how this apprenticeship was developed.

Think this apprenticeship is right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider who offers this apprenticeship. Using our simple search, you can find one in your area.

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Need more advice?

Our employer engagement team are on hand to help you find out how apprenticeships can fit into your business. Call between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Right number: 0800 783 6000

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