Dental Nursing Apprenticeship

Gloucestershire College is pleased to offer the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing standards, which provides an excellent route to train Dental Nurses in your practice with the qualified standard required by the General Dental Council (GDC).

The program starts in October 2019, and is suitable for both new and existing staff members.


New Dental Nursing standards to develop talent within your practice

Developing the skills and knowledge of your staff is vital to overcome the challenges your practice faces, whilst continuing to thrive in a rapidly evolving sector. The exciting new standard available with GC includes classroom participation in a structured learning environment, so learners profit from access to additional resources and peer group learning as well as practical learning in the workplace.

College delivery takes place once every three weeks on a Tuesday 14:30 - 19:30, to allow the apprentice more time in the surgery working in the dental environment. This apprenticeship also provides the opportunity for the apprentice to complete an end point assessment to aim for distinction level, therefore securing a higher level of apprenticeship.

Entry Criteria

4 GCSEs grade A-C or 9-4 including English and maths

If you have an employee in mind who doesn’t quite meet the criteria get in contact and we can discuss the options available.


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No restrictions on who can be trained

This apprenticeship program can train existing staff or alternatively Gloucestershire College will support you to recruit your new apprentice.

If you do not have an existing employee in mind, GC can advertise the vacancy and pre-screen the applicants for you with our free apprentice recruitment service, and you will have the final selection of the shortlisted candidates. We advertise your vacancy across Gloucestershire websites such as GlosJobs and Indeed, as well as our own website and the national government ‘find an apprenticeship’ website; plus you have the option to advertise the vacancy as well.  


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Enquire about our new Dental Nursing Apprenticeship today

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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