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We are delighted to be able to offer full Dental Nurse training opportunities for Trainee Dental Nurses through Aspiration Training.

Aspiration Training are the largest providers of dental apprenticeship training in the UK. The level 3 diploma in dental nursing gives you the knowledge and skills you need in dental nursing, providing support in a range of dental treatments.

This apprenticeship is aimed at dental nurses employed in general practice, community dental services and hospitals. Completion of this apprenticeship enables registration with the General Dental Council (GDC).

What’s included in the apprenticeship?

  • Competence and knowledge qualification – Level 3 diploma in dental nursing
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Level 2 functional skills maths
  • Level 2 functional skills English

How will the qualifications be achieved?

The Dental Nursing framework comprises of a range of mandatory and optional units. Learners will be supported by a dedicated Assessor throughout their qualification, together with Tutors for the Essential Skills qualifications. The framework will be delivered via monthly workshops, online tests, workplace visits and remote learning sessions and a portfolio of evidence collected via our e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.

How will I be assessed?

You will study a variety of mandatory and optional units which will reflect your workplace practice. Your Assessor will use a wide range of assessment methods in order to collect evidence for your portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge and competency. Assessment will be ongoing throughout your qualification and will include observations, online tests, written questions and professional discussions.

What support will I get from my tutors?

Once you have registered, you will be given access to the e-portfolio system called Smart Assessor. Smart Assessor will contain all the resources you need to help you complete your framework. You will also be supported by a dedicated Assessor and Essential Skills Tutors who will deliver your framework via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions.

How long does it take?

The course will take approximately 18 months to complete.