New College Durham has relaunched its Dental Nursing Apprenticeship.
The Durham city college is the first in the UK to gain approval from CACHE, the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children, adult and health care sectors, for their dental nursing programme.
The Level 3 Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship combines real workplace learning with classroom study. The course is also approved by the General Dental Council for delivery.
Claire Kelly, Curriculum Manager at New College Durham, said: “We are delighted to be re-launching our new dental nurse programme as the first provider with CACHE approval. We are still in our first year of running this programme, however, this shows we have the expertise and ability to grow further.
“Dental nursing has become a very popular career choice and this new programme is a great opportunity for those who wish to pursue a career in this sector.”
Claire added: “We are looking for more dental practices to work in partnership with us to fill the demand for this popular apprenticeship. Over the next seven years there is a projected increase of 17.4% in dental nursing roles throughout the North East, making it a growing market that requires trained personnel.”