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Oral Health Practitioner

Performing a range of oral health preventive procedures.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

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

Candidates must already be a dental nurse or other appropriate registered dental care professional with the General Dental Council.

What apprentices will learn
  • how to use a range of personal oral care tools
  • oral medicine
  • periodontal disease
  • general health screening techniques
  • the relationship between oral health and general health

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G)

Professional registration

Registered dental care professional with the General Dental Council.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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