This qualification focuses on direct chairside work and support during a range of dental treatments. It encompasses the underpinning ethics, professionalism, teamwork and communication required to work as a Dental Nurse. You will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week, the course duration is two years and you will need a placement within a dental practice to enrol onto this qualification. You can progress your career with a wide range of career paths including:
Specialist dental nursing roles
Dental hygiene or therapy
Teaching dental nursing
Dental practice management
Dental anatomy and assessment of oral health
Principles and techniques of dental radiography
How to prepare and maintain environments, instruments and equipment for clinical dental procedures
Promote oral health for individuals
Provide support during the extraction of teeth and minor oral surgery procedures
Principles of infection control in the dental environment
This qualification focuses on direct chair-side work and support during a range of dental treatments. It encompasses the underpinning ethics, professionalism, teamwork and communication required to work as a Dental Nurse. The Apprenticeship is delivered over 2 years. On successful completion your apprentice can progress their career with a wide range of career paths including:
• Specialist dental nursing roles
• Dental hygiene or therapy
• Dental technology
• Teaching dental nursing
• Dental practice management
“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts
This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus.
Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
South Devon College,
We currently offer a wide range of apprenticeships in various sectors including: childcare, management, hairdressing, marine and many more. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16.
We deliver a range of Higher Apprenticeships which offer a unique way of developing professional level, job specific skills while remaining in employment and earning a salary.
A supportive learning environment is available for all students including, free or discounted travel options, careers advice and more. We take pride in matching apprentices of all ages to the right job and employer.