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City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing

Smart Dental Academy will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in a hands-on role, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification and earning whilst you learn. You will provide chair-side support and assistance to support our clinicians.
Your role will include:-
• assisting with dental procedures
• monitoring your patient, making that they are comfortable and relaxed
• keeping the surgery organised
• ensuring that all equipment and instrument are decontaminated/sterilised
• reception duties
You will also work in other areas of the practice, including reception and the sterilisation suite. You will be trained to book appointments, deal with patient queries, answer the telephone in an appropriate manner, take and record payments.
If you’re a people person, organised and stay calm under pressure, this is a great career with good opportunities to progress and specialise.
If you’re over the age of 16, eligible to work in the UK and not currently in full time education, then you will be eligible to join our Dental Nurse Apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship is fully funded and has three main components:
• A Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
• Functional Skills English & Maths Level 2 qualifications (unless you’re exempt, e.g. you already have Maths and English GCSEs at grade A-C)
• An End Point Assessment
At Smart Dental Academy we pride ourselves, in the support and guidance, that we offer to our learners. An 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