Dentist and assistant with young boy smiling in a dentist chairDentrain professionals Ltd is one of the largest training providers in the UK that specialises in Dental Nursing with over 30 years in the training industry. We specialise in Dental Nursing from basic training, to postgraduate dental nurse courses. So whether you have just left school or college, a young person thinking about your future career or an adult looking for a career change, our full-time Apprenticeship programme for Dental Nursing will provide you with the skills to kick-start your career.

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Information For Learners & Parents of Young Learners

What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?

  • Earn while you learn
  • It's free! No student debts or tuition fees.
  • Hands-on / practical experience
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Support and guidance throughout the programme
  • Strengthen your CV
  • Build your contacts
  • Progress within a business
  • Become an essential part of the team

What will I gain?
As well as gaining confidence, experience and a salary, your learner/young learner will also gain a qualification:

Certificate in the Dental Nursing
This certificate is nationally recognised and will be gained through on-the-job training and assessment, which includes written assignments, observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, work product, guided discussions, personal statements, and a work-based project.

Technical Certificate in Dental Nursing
The Technical Certificate will provide learners with the required underpinning knowledge and understanding to successfully demonstrate competence within a range of common work roles.

Functional Skills in English and Maths
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths and English that equip learners with the practical skills needed to learn, live and work successfully.

End Point Assessment
All apprentices must undertake an end point assessment towards the end of their apprenticeship which is made up of a number of elements which the apprentice must pass in order to complete their apprenticeship. These assessments are designed to give the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate all the required knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in their apprenticeship. On successfully passing their end point assessment, they will receive a certificate from the Institute of Apprenticeships which states the grade that they passed their apprenticeship with (depending on the apprenticeship this could be a Pass, Merit or Distinction).

How to understand my progress?
To track the progress of an apprentice, we use an online e-portfolio system called Pebblepad. This can track how far through the Apprenticeship they are, providing a percentage of the total amount of work that has been completed. It is also an area where apprentices can complete write-ups and assignments, so very little use for any paper.

Am I guaranteed a job?
A national study conducted by the Government shows that after completing an Apprenticeship, 90% of apprentices will stay in employment or go on to further education, most of those staying with the same employer. 100% of our apprentices stay in their employment after qualifying.

How much will I get paid?
The National Minimum Wage for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year is £6.40 per hour. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age. The average wage an apprentice will start on is around £235 per week and this usually increases throughout their Apprenticeship.

Who to contact if any issues arise?
When you are signed up to one of our Apprenticeships, you will be given an information pack which will include all required contact details. Whether it is a piece of work you are struggling with or a concern about your safety in the workplace, there will be a designated person to deal with your issue and their contact details will be found in this pack.

How will I find an Apprenticeship?
If you are interested in doing an Apprenticeship, you can have a look through our current vacancies and apply online today! We also offer information, advice and guidance, so if you are not sure on the path you want to take, you can get more information by calling our recruitment team on 01204 528652 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PARENTS - Will my Child Benefit be affected if my child starts an Apprenticeship?
If your child leaves full-time education to start an Apprenticeship, they are no longer considered to be dependent on you. This means families of apprentices are currently not entitled to financial support. You will need to inform the Tax Credit Office/ Universal credit and Child Benefit Office about any changes to your circumstances. If you don't, you may have to pay back any overpayments.

Information For Employers

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to earn while they learn gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice gains this through a wide range of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practice new skills in a real work environment. Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce they help to improve economic productivity.

Why choose Dentrain?
Throughout the Apprenticeship, you will be supported and guided by a member of our staff at Dentrain. We will work with you to:

  • Recruit an apprentice or support your existing staff onto the Apprenticeship scheme
  • Find you the right apprentice from our comprehensive database of students; all you have to do is interview them – saving you time and money
  • Plan and design training programmes to meet your needs
  • Provide training to support the learning which is taking place in the workplace
  • Monitor the apprentices’ progress and provide help and support
  • Ensure national quality standards  

Benefits of Apprentices
Apprenticeships allow you to invest in your business’s future. By taking on an apprentice you could develop specialist skills for your business that allow you to keep ahead of new technologies and competitors and this results in:

  • Better trained employees with the right skills for your business
  • Motivated and loyal workers
  • Helps you to manage and develop high quality staff
  • Improves the reputation of your business
  • Keep your competitive advantage

Employer Responsibilities

  • You must give your apprentices an introduction to their role and provide on the job training
  • You must work with us to identify how the programme can best meet the needs of your apprentices and the business
  • You must ensure learners gather the practical work-based experience to enable them to gain the evidence for their portfolios and to ensure that there is an adequate link between on and off the job provision training
  • You are responsible for the wages of your apprentices (minimum £6.40 per hour)
  • You must be available every 6-8 weeks to review the learners’ progress
  • You must provide a safe working environment complying with current health and safety legislation
  • Allow your apprentices 20% (6 hours per week) of their contracted hour for off the job training, this could be done through attending day release at our training centre. If you feel this would be issue, please discuss this with a member of our Apprenticeship Team who will endeavour to meet your needs.
  • You must have a contract of employment with the apprentice to cover the duration of their apprenticeship as a minimum.

Can my current staff do an apprenticeship?
Yes, if you would like to up skill your current workforce, this can be done. Staff with existing job roles that match the target Apprenticeship Standard can undertake an Apprenticeship programme. All that is needed is for the employee and employer to sign up to the Apprenticeship programme with us.

What happens next?
If you would like more information about how to take on an apprentice or how to access Apprenticeship training, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01204 528652 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.