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    Hello everyone,
    I have applied and have done my dental nursing interview in apprenticeship. My aim to become a dental nurse to dental therapist to orthodontic therapist.
    I have seen this link (https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...m/dental-nurse) and I am not sure who it is for apprentice, non apprentice or both; where it say ''where the role can lead''.

    HELP ME PLEASE!!! IF your a dental nurse expert and know a lot about the sorts of things I want help with.

    IF I have posted at the wrong area PLEASE let ME KNOW as I am new at this.
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    (Original post by G3_LK)
    Hello everyone,
    I have applied and have done my dental nursing interview in apprenticeship. My aim to become a dental nurse to dental therapist to orthodontic therapist.
    I have seen this link (https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...m/dental-nurse) and I am not sure who it is for apprentice, non apprentice or both; where it say ''where the role can lead''.

    HELP ME PLEASE!!! IF your a dental nurse expert and know a lot about the sorts of things I want help with.

    IF I have posted at the wrong area PLEASE let ME KNOW as I am new at this.
    Hard to say as its not clear what is involved in your Dental Nurse apprenticeship.

    You will need qualifications sufficient to get you into the degree course. Its unclear what you have and if you will acquire any additional ones during the apprenticeship?

    These are the roles from national careers moving on from Dental Nurse.

    https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ntal-therapist
    Needs an approved degree or diploma in dental therapy


    https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ntal-hygienist
    The hygienist can use either a full degree in oral health science, or dental therapy and dental hygiene (3 years) or a foundation degree in oral health science (2 years).

    This is a very good link to all the ways to get onto the diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. You will see there are 5 options to get onto the course from A levels to Dental Nurse qualifications, BTEC or Access course.

    https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dentalsc...duate/ht/entry

    You need to be able to provide qualifications for one of those routes to get you onto the course.
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    Hard to say as its not clear what is involved in your Dental Nurse apprenticeship.

    You will need qualifications sufficient to get you into the degree course. Its unclear what you have and if you will acquire any additional ones during the apprenticeship?

    These are the roles from national careers moving on from Dental Nurse.

    https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ntal-therapist
    Needs an approved degree or diploma in dental therapy


    https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ntal-hygienist
    The hygienist can use either a full degree in oral health science, or dental therapy and dental hygiene (3 years) or a foundation degree in oral health science (2 years).

    This is a very good link to all the ways to get onto the diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. You will see there are 5 options to get onto the course from A levels to Dental Nurse qualifications, BTEC or Access course.

    https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dentalsc...duate/ht/entry

    You need to be able to provide qualifications for one of those routes to get you onto the course.
    Hello 999tigger,

    I have health and social care L2 BTEC at Distinction *, I have BTEC applied science at B. I am not sure if BTEC Applied Science counts as a GCSE or not.
    I have more than five GCSEs. I am waiting for gcse English and maths result at this August.

    The dental practice I have done my interview. It says that training provider will require you to complete the level 3 Diplona in Dental Nurisng. It is 15 unit programme of which 11 units are portfolio based and assessed in the workplace. The remaining 4 units are theory based and delivered via e-leading through your assessor. The apprentice dental practice will provide a full induction programme and continuous mentoring and support from experienced and qualified staff. The apprentice ship may also be offered additional support to complete key skills if you haven't achieved a level 2 qualification in both maths and English (or equivalent).

    I didn't take any A-levels. Instead of A-levels I decided to do apprenticeship. Is there anything yet I haven't said that you could help me.
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    (Original post by G3_LK)
    Hello 999tigger,

    I have health and social care L2 BTEC at Distinction *, I have BTEC applied science at B. I am not sure if BTEC Applied Science counts as a GCSE or not.
    I have more than five GCSEs. I am waiting for gcse English and maths result at this August.

    The dental practice I have done my interview. It says that training provider will require you to complete the level 3 Diplona in Dental Nurisng. It is 15 unit programme of which 11 units are portfolio based and assessed in the workplace. The remaining 4 units are theory based and delivered via e-leading through your assessor. The apprentice dental practice will provide a full induction programme and continuous mentoring and support from experienced and qualified staff. The apprentice ship may also be offered additional support to complete key skills if you haven't achieved a level 2 qualification in both maths and English (or equivalent).

    I didn't take any A-levels. Instead of A-levels I decided to do apprenticeship. Is there anything yet I haven't said that you could help me.
    Hi

    If you look at the options then BTEC requires


    Option 4:

    BTEC (Level 3) Diploma or Extended Diploma in relevant scientific subject (MM or MMM or above) including 90 credits in scientific subjects (preferably Biology) at Merit level or above.


    The question is whether your BTEC would be classified as a relevant scientific subject. It may or may not be. the best way to find out is to contact them.

    I am only pointing out this course as it seems to be an example of what you will want to do and will lead you onto the career you desire. You will have to do research to find other courses of a similar type. They may have slightly different rules.

    If in doubt contact them for clarification.

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    Apprenticeships are a vocational training, not academic qualifications. They are not equivalent to a Level 3 qualification (ie. A levels) and are therefore not accepted for University entrance.

    If you want to do a degree (or another qualification that is considered 'degree level') then you will need to do something like an Access to HE course (example http://www.reading-college.ac.uk/adult/access-he). Make sure its is appropriate for the Uni course you want to do before you sign up for it - check withe Unis you are interested in applying to first that they will accept it and the grades they require.

    Uni course example here : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/dental/courses/dcp/hygiene/ (you need to do the Hygiene course before you can do Dental Therapy) - if you follow the link to the course page you can see the qualifications that Bristol will accept.
 
 
 
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