Further education and skills – guidance

Apprenticeship standard: dental technician (approved for delivery)

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the dental health sector.

Documents

Apprenticeship standard for a dental technician

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Assessment plan for a dental technician

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Detail

This document is relevant to:

  • those looking to apply for an apprenticeship
  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

This standard is ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks, and will be clear and concise. From 2017 to 2018 as many apprenticeship starts as possible will be on the new standards.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the dental technician standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the Trailblazer contact: mustafa@genixhealthcare.com.

The standard for a dental technician was developed by:

  • Genix Healthcare
  • 211 Dental – Ravi Rattan
  • 543 Dental
  • Bupa Dental Services
  • Den Dental
  • Integrated Dental Holdings (IDH)
  • Oasis Healthcare
  • Rodericks Dental
  • Smile Care Group
  • Smile Impressions Ltd
  • Association of Dental Groups
  • Aesthetic Dental Laboratory
  • Acodent Dental Laboratory
  • CosTech Elite
  • Knight Dental Design
  • Optimum Dental Laboratories
  • PDS Dental Laboratory Leeds Ltd
  • S4S Dental Laboratory
  • SB Dental Laboratory Limited
  • Sparkle Dental Labs Ltd
  • Dental Technologists’ Association
  • Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Funding information for employers and training organisations

Funding band (6 = highest 1 = lowest): 6

Maximum core government contribution: £18,000

Read the funding rules for apprenticeship standards for further information.