Dental Nursing Apprenticeship (9752)

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2017

Product code 9752

LARS number 61

The Dental Nurse role is a key element of the dental care professionals team and complements the role of other members of the dental team. One of the primary roles is to provide chairside support to dental professionals and deliver a high level of patient care. Dental nurses may work in a variety of clinical environments and this apprenticeship reflects all aspects of clinical responsibilities and duties of a dental nurse’s role. In addition, it will provide the apprentice with the relevant qualification to apply to the General Dental Council (GDC) for professional registration as a dental nurse.

The Dental Nurse Apprenticeship standard is only available to be delivered in England. It has a typical duration of 18-24 months.

The SASW framework Health (Dental Nursing) Level 3 is still current and available for use in Wales.

Our apprenticeship offer provides the materials and solutions you need to sustain flexible delivery models that are cost effective, time efficient and meet the learning styles of your apprentices. It helps motivate them to be successful, productive in their role and are fully prepared for end-point assessment.

Our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment, can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice.


Use product code 5234-01 to order our On-programme.

On-programme for this apprenticeship is a period of learning, development and assessment structured using the mandatory qualification – the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (5234-01). This qualification is recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC) as meeting the qualification requirements to enter the GDC professional register as a dental nurse.

End-point assessment

Use Product code 9752-12 to order our EPA.

The end-point assessment must demonstrate that the apprentice can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way. The assessment will be graded pass or distinction.

The assessment events include:

• Synoptic project which links and tests skills and knowledge in a holistic way.
Interview relating to the synoptic project and other elements of the standard.Each of these assessments contribute to the overall grade for the apprenticeship

If the apprentice passes their assessment successfully, we’ll apply to the ESFA for the apprenticeship certification. The certificate will then be sent to the apprentice’s employer. We also provide our own City of Guilds-branded statement of achievement.

How to register

Interested in using our high-quality on-programme materials or end-point assessment service? There are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:
1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver if you don’t yet have approval for that standard.)
2. Get in touch with Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

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Interested in delivering this apprenticeship?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form