• Why become an Apprentice Dental Nurse?

    At Tempdent we’ve been running Dental Nurse Apprenticeships for nearly 20 years and with some of the highest success rates in the industry.

  • Why do a Dental
    Nurse Apprenticeship?

    As an Apprentice Dental Nurse you gain the skills, expertise and qualifications you need to succeed. It’s a fantastic alternative to university!

Employers: Why Choose Tempdent?

Tempdent has been delivering the Apprenticeships in Dental Nursing (previously NVQs) since 1999 providing high quality apprenticeships and achieving consistent Ofsted grade 2 status. 


You can read our latest Ofsted report here.

View our Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing brochure here

Hear what some of our clients say...


Great Success Rates

We have proven to be a high-quality apprenticeship provider, with success rates consistently in excess of 85%.  Our current success rates are outstanding at 98.8%, with a timely success of 90% compared with the current national average of 68% success rates and 59.7% timeliness.  This means that should you use our services you’ll be guaranteed all of your learners will qualify and in good time. 

Specialised Training Faculty

Our strength lies in our specialist focus solely on the Dental industry and our excellent and very stable teaching faculty.  Due to our unique delivery model, learners will find that they are able to contact their assessor far more frequently and with greater flexibility than with other training providers. Our Quality systems and managers ensure that all assessors are standardised across the company to ensure a consistent and effective delivery of training provision throughout the country.

Free Apprentice Recruitment Service

Tempdent offers a free trainee dental nurse Apprenticeship recruitment service and would typically expect to fill your vacancy with a highly suited government funded eligible candidate within 2-4 weeks. As a National recruitment company we are able to recruit trainees for you no matter where you are based within the UK.*

Blended Learning

Our course is deliuvered through an innovative Blended Learning approach providing the practice and learners with lots of flexibility with their learning via our innovative and interactive E- Learning platform including live webinars, workshops and practice visits.

Foundation Induction Programme

This 12-module pre-apprenticeship course enables the trainee dental nurse to prepare to start the apprenticeship, become familiar with the learning platform, gain immediate knowledge and understanding of the main dental nursing duties and to start working with their mentor.  We find that the FIP provides a good indication of the trainees’ likelihood to stay in role and engage with their learning before you invest your time and money on them.

*Free recruitment service for trainee nurses that enrol on the Tempdent programme.  Otherwise a fee of 15% of the trainees annual wage will apply.

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