Dental Nursing Apprenticeship (9752)

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2019

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. 

9752-22 supports the Dental Nurse apprenticeship assessment plan published by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) on 7 November 2018 ST0113/AP02.  City & Guilds is already assessing for the first version of the Dental Nurse assessment plan.  If apprentices require this version please refer to 9752-12.

For more information about the Dental Nurse standard, view our handy factsheet under the documents tab.

Summary of our offer:

Our teaching and learning resources for Dental Nursing will give you the tools you need to support apprentices through their on-programme learning, build their confidence and competence and ensure a quality learning experience in preparation for EPA.

We are on the register of end-point assessment organisations for Dental Nurse.  Our high-quality, rigorous end-point assessment can be delivered at a convenient time for your apprentice. Our end-point assessment service includes a suite of guidance documents and preparation tools to get you ready for EPA.

On-programme

City & Guilds has designed innovative and flexible delivery content that will equip apprentices with the competence and confidence to perform their best in assessment. Including;

Mandatory qualification: 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).

Induction learning content: Extensive content including handouts and e-learning modules meets the mandatory requirements for any apprenticeship programme of learning:

  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Equality and diversity
  • British values
Maths & English: Our Functional Skills qualifications cover the core maths and English requirements for this standard. Our support package, e-Functional Skills is an online teaching and learning platform that guides learners from an initial diagnostic assessment, through to meeting the requirements for this standard.

End-point assessment

City & Guilds is already assessing end-point assessment for Dental Nurse.

As one of the biggest EPAOs in England, we pride ourselves on our first rate customer service. Our EPA team is on hand to support you every step of the way, guiding you through gateway and ensuring your apprentice has all the tools they need to prepare for the assessment. Our assessment and grading is standardised and all our assessors have industry experience and receive on-going training, so you can trust that we will deliver a fair and robust assessment.

EPA product code 9752-12 (version 1)

Assessment events for this standard are:

  • Synoptic project
  • Interview relating to the synoptic project and other elements of the standard.

EPA product code 9752-22 (version 2)

Assessment events for this standard are:

  • Practical observation 
  • Professional discussion based on a scenario covering defined areas of the standard.
For further guidance, please refer to our end-point assessment pack which includes detailed guidance on grading criteria for the EPA and the evidence you’ll need to produce for knowledge, skills and behaviours at gateway. You’ll find this in the documents section.

EPA preparation and gateway guidance for this standard:
Upon registration for EPA, you will have access to a range of support material for Dental Nurse to help prepare for end-point assessment. All the materials can be accessed through SmartScreen on one user-friendly platform.
  • EPA preparation tool: Our platform guides apprentices through online content to help them feel ready for their EPA experience. User-friendly technology takes the apprentice through a series of questions, to suggest material personalised to their apprenticeship standard and their confidence levels. The content is curated from across the web and covers areas like revision and exam skills, multiple choice test strategies, professional discussion and interview skills. You can watch our short video to learn more.
  • Recording forms: supporting you to complete key stages of EPA readiness, we have prepared forms to give you peace of mind and confidence that everything is covered. These packs include a gateway declaration form that is needed during the booking process and assessment forms, if required, that apprentices might need during assessment.
  • LIEPA reports: Our lead independent end assessors (LIEPAs) produce an annual report with insight into the EPA results and findings across all centres. These reports can help you refine your apprenticeship delivery to improve success rates.

Click here for our EPA price list.

Apprenticeship certification
As well as receiving their Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) apprenticeship certificate, the apprentice will receive a City & Guilds statement of achievement for end-point assessment

How to register

If you’re an existing City & Guilds centre or interested in becoming a centre, make sure you’ve read our EPA manual and guidance. This will explain the process and all our terms and conditions. Our short ‘how-to’ guides and videos are a great start to help you get to grips with what to expect and how to stay on track when booking EPA and preparing apprentices for assessment. You’ll find these resources in our EPA document library.

To use our quality-assured 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 directsales@cityandguilds.com. Our 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.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of apprenticeship.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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