Dental Technician Apprenticeship – Level 5

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Empower yourself and others with a career in dentistry.

Have you ever wanted to work in the dental industry? If this Dental Technician Apprenticeship sounds like something you would be interested in, read on to find out more!

What is a Dental Technician?

Dental Technicians are responsible for designing, creating and modifying cosmetic dental appliances such as crowns, bridges and dentures. A Dental Technician work closely with dentists to produce this under prescription from dentists within a dental laboratory. Dental Technicians combine scientific knowledge with engineering precision to create and deliver the highest quality dental appliances. The role requires attention to detail, artistry and dexterity.

What will you do as a Dental Technician?

As a Dental Technician apprentice you will design, manufacture, modify and repair custom-made dental appliances. Typically the work is undertaken in a dental laboratory on a prescription from a dentist. The work can broadly be split into crown & bridge, dentures and orthodontics; most labs specialise in one or two of these areas but during the apprenticeship Dental Technicians will develop competency across all disciplines from start to finish before choosing if/where to specialise once they are qualified.

All Dental Technicians are professionals who work in accordance with the General Dental Council (GDC).

What are the main responsibilities

The main role of a Dental Technician apprentice is to help build prostheses for patients seen by the dentist/dental surgery. Your day to day tasks may include:

  • designing, making, modifying and repairing custom dental devices
  • using precision equipment and tools
  • shaping materials like gold, porcelain and plastic

plus much more!

Skills you will gain during the apprentieship

Below are some of the skills you will learn during the apprenticeship

  • Advising the prescribing dentist on appropriate dental devices based on dentist input, while recognising oral limitations and their effect on devices. Evaluate, for individual patients, the need for more complex treatment and seek advice from the dentist or more experienced Dental Technicians as appropriate.
  • Designing, manufacturing, assessing, repairing, modifying and providing biomechanically sound custom- made dental devices in the following three different areas
  • Assessing impressions, models and finished devices as well as the fitness for purpose of devices and propose alternatives where necessary, in line with patient prescription, and formally recording these decisions as for MDD requirements

Behaviours that are needed for the apprenticeship

  • Proactive in their own development, willing to commit to lifelong learning by use of a Personal Development Plan (PDP), personal reflection and continuous improvement.
  • Recognise and act within GDC standards, ethical guidance, information governance and relevant laws.
  • Willing to give and receive feedback effectively and tactfully within the wider dental team; taking responsibility for establishing personal networks with dental professionals, specialists and other relevant individuals and organisations.
  • Ready to take responsibility for integrity of completed work.

For more information about this apprenticeship, you can check out the Dental Technician (Integrated) Standard, as well as the assessment plan to understand how you should prepare for end-point assessment.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to have A Levels or relevant Level 3 qualifications. Employers who train apprentices without English and Math’s GCSE at Grade 5 or above must ensure that the apprentice achieves this during the course prior to completion.


The Dental Technician Level 5 apprenticeship is a 36 months long course. If you are looking for a health and science apprenticeship that will help you excel in the health and science sector, please apply for this opportunity through ApprenticeTips and start your future today!

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Email Marketing Tips For Digital Marketing Apprentices

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Have you felt struggled trying to create an email marketing campaign? Email is a complex aspect of marketing. The landscape always changes. We have listed our top tips on how digital marketing apprentices can improve their email campaigns.

Choose the right email marketing software.

Email marketing is a powerful marketing tool, so it is important to make sure that you are using the right software to improve your marketing campaign. Email marketing software’s include tools that are able to increase your audience, segment your lists and provide reports to grow your business and earn more revenue. Below is a list of 10 free email marketing campaigns to help you save both time and money:

Promotions aren’t everything.

While the ultimate goal of email marketing is to grow your business, you need to realize that promotions are not the core of email marketing. The most important aspect of your email marketing must be to establish and nurture healthy relationships with your customers. It is these healthy relationships that will result in customers providing lifetime value and act as the driving force of your business’ growth.

A/B testing is a must.

Always test important elements in your campaigns to help you constantly improve your campaigns. A/B testing, also known as split testing, is a way of working out which of two campaign options is the most effective in terms of encouraging opens or clicks. In an A/B test you set up two variations of the one campaign and send them to a small percentage of your total recipients. Half of the test group is sent to Version A, while the other half gets Version B. The result, measured by the most opens or clicks, determines the winning version. This is then sent to the remaining subscribers.

Preview your emails before sending.

As every subscriber is important to you, using previews will help you find the optimal format and layout for different platforms. You want to avoid any mistakes in your campaign

Experiment with send times.

Experimenting with send times is a great way to get to know your audience. Try sending email campaigns at different times and see what email receives the most engagement. Over time, you should start to see patterns and be able to pinpoint what works best for your email marketing.

Email marketing best practice

Have a personalised message.

Personalisation is one of the most important elements you need to strive to nail in every campaign. However, many people have misunderstood personalisation to mean addressing a subscriber by name. While that is part of it, there’s more to personalisation such as:

  • Being relevant
  • Sending timely emails
  • Anticipating your subscriber’s needs

Add GIFs to your email campaigns.

Adding GIFs to your email is a great way to grab your subscribers attention, point them toward an action you want them to take, or keep them scrolling to make sure they get your whole message.

Pay attention to subject lines.

Subject lines are one of the most important aspects of email marketing. The subject line of an email is the single line of text people see when they receive your email. This one line of text can often determine whether an email is opened or not, so make sure it’s optimized for your audience.

Keep on doing tests on your emails.

Testing your email campaigns is important because it ensures that your campaign looks the way you want it to. This way, you know how the campaign will display on different browsers or email clients. Furthermore, testing lets you figure out what’s working with your campaigns and what’s not.


In summary, email marketing is an effective marketing method when it is done correctly. By following these tips, digital marketing apprentices will be ready to create amazing email marketing campaigns.

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