Cavity Training: Approved Apprenticeship Provider

14th Aug 2023
apprenticeships logo with lady in dentist chair in background

We are pleased to say that we are now able to deliver both the apprenticeship and diploma dental nursing courses. At Cavity, we are committed to helping those interested in joining dentistry with different options for them to fit their needs and commitments. If you are interested in becoming a dental nurse this article might be of interest for you.

Why studying with us?  

We like flexibility, efficiency and a high standard of work. We are able to provide this through our fully digital courses that enable easy access to students from anywhere and anytime alongside support from designated tutors to answer any questions that students may have. We have a dedicated team of assessors with over 100 years of cumulated experience to ensure a high standard of learning. Our students also benefit from a well-being platform which is there to support and help them with handy advice throughout their studies.  

The apprenticeship and the diploma are different in many aspects,  however, some key differences include the following.  Apprenticeships are government-funded schemes, which means that you will not have to pay for the course, however, you will be on an apprentice hourly pay. Students on the diploma courses will have to self-fund their courses for which they have a couple of options. Differences also occur in terms of entry requirements where a diploma does not have formal entry requirements compared to apprenticeship schemes, which require certain grades as a  minimum. Some apprenticeship courses with other providers also require attendance at the college once per week, however, the  Apprenticeship courses that we provide at Cavity is completely online so you don’t have to worry about organising time and life around in-person attendance to classes. 

The apprenticeship scheme opens many opportunities for students that may not be able to afford the cost of the course, thereby enabling more students to start their dental careers without financial worries. Researching the right course for you can take some time and can be confusing with the many types available on the market. Feel free to find out about all the differences between apprenticeship and diploma courses here.

Below you can find details of our apprenticeship course.  

Awarding body  City and Guilds 
Type of qualification  Level 3 Apprenticeship 
Duration of the course  18-24 months
Cost of the course  Government-funded 
Entry requirements  GCSE grade 4/C or above or Level 2 Functional  Skills in both Maths and English (Mandatory) 

Prior learning assessment to create a personalised  Training Plan  

Applicants will be checked for Courses and  Funding eligibility 

A Workplace Suitability Check will be organised via  Teams meeting with the Employer/Owner  

Trainee must be employed to work at least 30 hour  per week. 

Course start day  second Tuesday & thursday of each month
Number of students on  the course It is a nationwide course so there will be  many students from across the country, but  we believe in small classes so a maximum of 10 students per class 


Teaching delivery style  All lessons are delivered online via Live Team  Tutorials.  

Lessons are calculated as off the job training  which is 20% of the apprentice’s working hours.

Assessment  (1) Observation assessments with assigned assessor (minimum of six visits throughout the course) 

(2) Weekly assessments 

(1) + (2) builds mandatory portfolio 

End Point Assessment a the end of the course  consists of multiple choice exam, an Observation  with An Independent End Point Assessor and an  Interview with an Independent End Point Assessor 

Contact on the course Trainees will be in touch with their employer and  assessor throughout the course and will be have  weekly contact to check in and receive support  where they need it 

Should you have more questions give a call and our friendly team will assist you with any queries.