Dental Nurse Apprenticeship

Sefton Dental Care

Completing a qualification that's recognised for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) is an essential requirement for dental nurses, and our Apprenticeship is accepted for GDC registration (on successful achievement of the Level 3).

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To be agreed upon appointment

Total hours per week

38 hours

Expected duration

20 months

Possible start date

03 Jun 2019



  • Assisting the dentists with suction, retraction, manipulation of air and water syringes, passing instruments and mixing/passing materials
  • Ensuring all lab work is checked and available prior to patient’s arrival
  • Developing and filing x-rays
  • Cleaning and sterilising instruments
  • Greeting and caring for patients
  • Maintaining a clean environment during surgery
  • Carrying out reception and administration tasks

This is just a sample of some of the things you might be doing.

Working week

Monday to Thursday: 8AM - 8PM. Friday: 8AM - 5.30PM

38 hour per week

Date posted

16 May 2019

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and concise written skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills


  • Maths and English GCSE grades A - C/ 9 - 4 preferable (or equivalents)

Personal Qualities

  • Willingness to be trained and developed
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented, polite and well spoken
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable

Future Prospects

  • When you've successfully completed your apprenticeship you may be given the opportunity to continue in your role or progress onto an alternative support role within the company where you'll receive full training and support

About the employer

NHS Dental Practice that covers:

  • NHS Patients
  • Sedation
  • Cosmetic Treatment
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Veneers
  • Emergency Treatment


Sefton Dental Care


Stanley Road
L20 3EF

Training provider

Training to follow the Level 3 Dental nurse Apprenticeship Standard

  • The successful candidate will be visited once every 4 weeks by an assessor in the workplace
  • NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing
  • Depending on prior qualifications you will also be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in mathematics and English
  • Work based learning

Training framework

Dental nurse

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Alder Training Limited


Mags de Lilla

0151 259 0264

Application instructions

Application closing date: 30 May 2019

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