What you will study
- Cross Infection
- Oral Hygiene
- First Aid
- Health & Safety
Maths and English are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.
Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.
Your Course Structure
A percentage of your course will be classroom based and a higher percentage will be workplace delivery with your allocated assessor.
How you will learn
Underpinning knowledge will be acquired by attending taught sessions in the classroom and your assessor will offer support as you gain practical experience in the workplace.
Must be employed as a trainee dental nurse and have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4).
Wakefield College offers various courses which can be used as Continuing Professional Development for dental care professionals. Please visit our Services to Business website at www.servtobusiness.co.uk for a full list of training courses or telephone them on the number given below.
There are many opportunities for qualified dental nurses within general practice, hospitals and community dental services. You may wish to progress towards becoming a dental practice manager, or move into a specialist area such as oral hygiene or orthodontic therapy.