Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Employers Information

Are you interested in an apprentice dental nurse?

What will Dentrain Professionals offer you as an employing dental practice for apprentices?


Dentrain Professionals Ltd offers a free vetting service where we will advertise on behalf of your company to find the best possible candidate for your practice. We will interview and forward CV’s of which we recommend you look through and also invite for an interview at your practice so that you have the final say in which you employ. If you are advertising for your own apprentice and you have an applicant who has previous Dental experience, please do get in touch with us to ensure funding is available. This is to ensure the apprenticeship route is the correct choice to move forwards.


Are there any cost implications? 


The Level 3 Diploma in Dental nursing is fully funded by the Education Service Funding Agency (ESFA) for 16 – 18 year olds with an incentive payment of £1000 paid in two instalments, one in the middle of the course and a final payment on completion of the End Point Assessment (EPA).

For apprentices aged 19 years and above the employer is required to make a contribution of £300. Dentrain Professionals Ltd offer for this to be paid in 3 monthly instalments after sign up which is non refundable.

In addition to the above, the government have announced an incentive payment of £3000 for any age apprentice being employed before and up until 30th September 2021! This means for apprentices aged 16 a total incentive will be £4000 and for apprentices aged 19 and over employers will receive an incentive payment of £3000


What to expect from Dentrain Professionals Ltd once you have chosen your ideal candidate?

  • DBS checks are a responsibility solely on the employer. Dentrain Professionals are not able to carry these out to cover individual workplaces.

  • We will provide candidates with a Maths and English initial assessment to be carried out and returned before the sign up date to identify any specific needs.

  • Once you have registered interest in using Dentrain professionals Ltd you will be sent our contract and policies to read through at your own leisure so there is no added pressure of being forced to sign a document you have not had time to read to allow sign up to proceed. Our contracts with candidates do not replace an employer contract which are a requirement.

  • We will liaise with yourselves on a start date for you apprentice to start work and also a suitable sign up date and time for an allocated assessor to visit your workplace to register on the apprenticeship. 

  • An online portfolio will be provided, along with resources and module for learning material, the online portfolio is where all written assessments will be set and all assessments and progress stored. Employers can have access to this upon request.

  • 8 weeks in to the course arrangements will be made to start carrying out observations once the candidate has started to gain confidence in practical aspects.

  • Reviews will take place throughout the course where the allocated assessor will visit the practice and discuss progress both with yourself and the candidate.

  • Full tutorial support is provided throughout the course.

  • Towards the end of the course there are four multiple choice examinations, these will be sat over two days at our Bolton centre. A full day off is required for these examinations as pre exam preparation in the form of an overview lesson will be provided before each sitting.

  • If English and maths is part of the framework further days will be required to attend our Bolton centre depending on requirements.

  • Each candidate is now expected to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) once qualified and registered with the GDC as part of the apprenticeship programme. The EPA will provide candidates with an extra qualification in a specialised area of dentistry. 

Want more info about the benefits of taking on an apprentice? Don't hesitate to contact us now!

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