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Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship

Key Facts

Dentistry Management (Trailblazer)

Duration: 2 years How to apply: Direct to the College


Career Progression Dental Technician Average wage ÂŁ27,417

Who is this course for? This Trailblazer Apprenticeship programme has been designed as entry level training for the role of dental practice manager. With approximately 8000 dental practices across the UK the training for this role is applicable to both large corporate dental bodies and single dental practices. The programme has been designed and driven forward by an employer steering group, and then challenged and refined through a development group of training and assessment experts including apprenticeship training providers and professional bodies. The apprenticeship consists of two elements with an additional end of programme assessment - a Level 4 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management and the development of a work-based portfolio which is externally assessed. It is hoped that this apprenticeship will help employers to adopt a more strategic approach to practice management and to improve the efficiency of day to day operations in practices of all sizes.


What qualifications or experience do I need? Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprentices. Candidates must have achieved grade C (4/5) or above in English and maths at GCSE level prior to commencement. Most candidates will hold A Levels or existing relevant Level 3 qualification. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered. Those requiring English and maths may be accommodated but additional attendance sessions may be required.

How will I be assessed? A range of assessment methods will be utilised, this provides the opportunity for different learning styles and individual needs of learners to be taken into account. This will include attendance at college, assessment in the workplace and online support.

What qualifications could I achieve? ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

What will I study?

What can the course lead to?

ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management will be completed in the first 6 months and assessed through tasks and reflective reviews (using a blended approach, face to face delivery and online content). Portfolio of evidence for work-based activities documented via monthly 1:1 reviews with line manager and quarterly reviews conducted by College assessors. The remainder of the course will be undertaken in the workplace with assessor visits, webinars and telephone support services. End point assessment - Independent assessment of scenario based project and face to face review of reflections from portfolio and ILM qualification.

This is an entry level role which provides the foundation knowledge, skills and experience for progression into a number of career paths including practice manager, area manager and regional manager leading to senior management roles.

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Higher Level Learning & Skills Guide  

A summary of the higher education courses and options available at Barnet and Southgate College

Higher Level Learning & Skills Guide  

A summary of the higher education courses and options available at Barnet and Southgate College