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Dental Practice Manager

This is an apprenticeship, designed as entry level training for the role of Dental Practice Manager. There are approximately 8000 dental practices across the United Kingdom, and this role is applicable to both large corporate dental bodies and single dental practices. The model has been driven by an employer steering group, and then challenged and refined through a development group consisting of training and assessment experts including apprenticeship training providers and professional bodies.

Qualifications and End-Point Assessment Information:

The principles driving the design of the assessment plan are as follows:

  1. Maximum relevance to the job wherever possible
  2. Integration with day-to-day responsibilities wherever possible
  3. Added value to the apprentice’s journey, both during and at the end of the apprenticeship

The end point assessment includes the following components:

  1. A multiple choice test
  2. An observation of practice undertaken in the workplace
  3. An evidence portfolio completed by the apprentice with an interview

The apprenticeship includes Pass and Distinction grades with the final grade based on the apprentice’s combined performance in each assessment activity.

Method(s) of delivery

In order to meet the apprenticeship standard, apprentices will undertake a 24 month period of on-programme learning, development and continuous assessment that is managed by the employer with the support of York College. The on-programme pace will be driven by the apprentice as well as by the breadth of experience an employer can offer prior to the 24 months, after which end-point assessment will take place.

Are there any entry criteria?

Apprentices must also have achieved a minimum of Level 1 English and Maths and to have taken Level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.


2 years

What next?

This is a middle level management role within a practice which provides the foundation knowledge, skills and experience for progression into a number of career paths including senior management, operations and integrations. In addition, the role may require completion of an exam specific to the line of business worked in e.g. customer service, human resources, NHS rules & regulation, management & motivation models and theories.

York College, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, is ideally placed to support both Apprentices and businesses to successfully engage with and benefit from Apprenticeships.

To find out more about how to become an Apprentice or how to recruit an Apprentice into your business please contact York Business Development Unit:-

Tel: 01904 770368

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