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Bradford College

Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing

Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
20 months
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


Assisting other dental health professionals, providing chair side support and a high level of patient care. The Dental Nurse role complements the role of other dental professionals. One of the primary roles is to provide chair side support to dental professionals and deliver a high level of patient care.

Dental Nurses may work in a variety of clinical environments and the Apprenticeship reflects all aspects of clinical responsibilities and duties of a dental nurse’s role and will provide the apprentice with the relevant qualification to apply to the General Dental Council (GDC) for professional registration as a dental nurse.

This course is delivered using a blended delivery model, an apprentice will spend 2 days per month at Bradford College undertaking classroom based learning in addition to regular workplace assessments.

  Key Info

The following skills, knowledge and behaviours are what will be gained from this apprenticeship.


  • Dental and Regional Anatomy
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Legislative Compliance
  • Respiratory and Circulatory Systems


  • Clinical skills
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Communication Skills


  • Ethical
  • Commitment
  • Professional
  • Responsible

Level 2 English and Maths will be required to undertake this apprenticeship.

Assessment will take place within the workplace.

When completed learners can go on to be Hygiene Therapist, Assessor, Tutor, post qualifications such as Impression Taking Orthodontic Nursing, Oral Health Practitioner and Practice Manager.

Apprenticeship Course Fees will be paid by your employer.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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