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Dental practice manager

Managing all non-clinical aspects of a dental surgery, leading the practice team and achieving excellent patient care and cost efficiency.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have:

  • GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths
  • A levels or other level 3 qualifications Prior relevant experience may also be considered as suitable.
What apprentices will learn
  • human resources
  • patient care
  • knowledge of clinical teams, dental diseases and terminology, and clinical audits
  • marketing of the dental practice
  • regulation and quality assurance
  • finance
  • NHS and private sector service delivery requirements
  • leadership and management skills

Apprentices will have to achieve at least the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
NCFE/CACHE 0191 240 8950
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.