Apprenticeships

City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing

You will be required to attend one full day a week, for the first 26 weeks of your apprenticeship, at the local training facility provided by Smart Dental Academy where you will receive intensive tuition and schooling in dental nursing as well as learning support to reach the minimum standard in Maths and English key skills.
You will also receive practical support by training in a working dental surgery and decontamination room at the training facility. Throughout the 26 weeks, whilst you attend college, you will sit four technical certificate examinations and complete assignments, all leading to the completion of the overall portfolio of evidence.
A Smart Dental Academy Assessor will attend your practice on a monthly/six weekly basis for approximately 2 hours at a time to carry out observations, where you are required to provide chair side assistance, to assess your level of competence in practice. Your assessor will also assess the standard of work demonstrated and determine whether you require any further support. This is done through routine assessment and observation visits and are an integral part of the diploma course, it is important that you are assessed on a regular basis.
The minimum length of the Diploma is 18 months.
This Diploma accounts for 48 credits

End Point Assessment

Each apprentice is required to take an end-point assessment to complete their apprenticeship. The assessment will be carried out by an independent registered end-point assessment organisation, i.e City & Guilds.
The focus of the end-point assessment is for the candidate to fully demonstrate the values, knowledge, skills and behaviours, set out in the apprenticeship standard and to be able to demonstrate this level of professional competence in authentic workplace contexts.
The end assessment is a formal summative assessment that concludes the apprenticeship programme and is assessed in a number of ways to provide a clear indication of the candidate’s knowledge and skills.
These methods of end assessment may include:
Project (subject will be decided by the employer, the employee and the training provider)
Professional discussion
Observation in surgery