Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Assessor / IQA

Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Assessor / IQA Vacancy
Remote, based in Milton Keynes

Exalt Training Limited are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Dental apprenticeships team on a permanent basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting expanding business working within the Work Based Learning/Apprenticeship sector. Previous experience in a similar role is essential.


Reports to: Dental Team Leader

Responsible for: Dental Qualifications/Functional Skills Mentoring, Teaching& Supporting



To support the effective completion of Dental Nurse Qualifications and support the delivery Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 and successful progression of the Apprentices/Learners during the programme.



  • Support & coordinate initial assessment paperwork and induction of Apprentices/ Apprentices/Learners onto the Dental Nurse Qualifications, Functional Skills or other training programmes.
  • Mentor and prepare Apprentices/Learners in readiness for sitting their Functional Skills tests, completing diagnostics and providing any learning requirements they might need.
  • Where appropriate refer Apprentices/Learners to Head of Dental or Quality Team for diagnostic testing for confirmation of any additional support needs.
  • Act as a mentor and or coach to Apprentices/Learners, offering information, advice and guidance as required.
  • Complete all relevant paperwork for the induction process as laid down by company policy and procedures, ensuring that details are passed on to administration for processing in line with ILR and Funding requirements.
  • To support teaching, mark and feedback on Functional Skills assessments, coordinate the Level 2 papers to ensure timely completions of tests.
  • Design, deliver and assess Dental Nurse qualifications, plan effective delivery schedules alongside Employer and update relevant MIS systems.
  • Ensure sufficient progression against all aims and maintain Apprentice/Learner files in line with all funding requirements.
  • Ensure timely completion of delivery, meeting OPP requirements, including EPA preparation.
  • Maintain < 1% outstanding reviews and past planned end date completions


  • To provide Dental Nurse/Functional Skills support to Head of Health & Quality as required, at locations around the company network.
  • To report back to Head of Health & Quality the Learner Journey on progress.
  • Attend monthly meetings, including employer engagement meetings.


  • To be fully conversant with company policies and procedures.
  • To participate in Standardisation, Self-Assessment Reviews and Quality Improvement Planning activities.
  • To keep up to date with changes to National Awarding Organisations’ criteria and standards.
  • To contribute to the implementation of quality systems and processes.
  • Identify and share good practice with other staff and teams.
  • Develop and prepare resources for teaching, update Schemes of Work & Lesson Plans in line with company and awarding organisation requirements.
  • Undertake IQA duties as required to meet qualification compliance
  • Partake in bi-annual observations of teaching and learning

Professional Development

1. To keep up-to-date with national and local developments, which may affect Dental Nurse/Practice Manager/Functional Skills delivery and Learner Support requirements.

  • To monitor and evaluate personal performance within the context of the role.
  • To participate in the company appraisal system and remain conversant with Company Policy and Procedure
  • To participate in the training and development activities as required
  • To remain proficient in the use and application of IT.
  • To comply with annual CPD requirements



Level 3 Dental Nurse Qualifications

Achievement of or working towards teaching qualification (minimum CET or equivalent)

Key Skills Level 3/Functional Skills Level 2 (or equivalent)

TAQA A1/D32/D33 (or equivalent)

Achievement of or willing to work towards IQA award

Safeguarding Certificate

Equality & Diversity Certificate

Health & Safety Certificate

ITQ Level 2 (or equivalent)

IQA V1/D34


Experience of working within and delivering Dental Nurse Qualifications

Assessment of Apprentices/Learners

Lesson Planning & Preparation

Delivery of Training to Apprentices/Learners

Initial Assessment of Apprentices/Learners

Identifying and implementing training solutions.

Assessment to identify additional learning support needs.

Working in an environment offering individual support and support for differentiation.

Working in a ESFA / FE or WBL training environment
Skills/Abilities – Interpersonal

Ability to train and assess up to Functional Skills Level 2 and Dental Nurse Qualifications.

Possession of good communication skills, both written and oral.

The ability to develop positive working relationships with individuals at all levels.

The ability to train others with energy and enthusiasm and provide the environment where Apprentices/Learners feel motivated.

The ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as autonomously when necessary.

Knowledge of apprenticeships

Skills/Abilities – Other

Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines.

Ability to produce work to an appropriate standard in line with requirements of the role.

Use a PC to create, store and retrieve information.

Effective Time Management Skills.

Flexible and able to cope under pressure.

An understanding of Safeguarding Issues.

An understanding of Equality & Diversity.

Work-related Circumstances

Possession of a full driving licence, the ability to drive and use of a car.

The ability and willingness to undertake relevant staff development.


Other Duties

In addition to the above duties the Dental Skills Coach may also be required to:

  • Carry out any other duties as directed within the general nature and character of the post.
  • Travel to different Company locations, as required in order to carry out the duties of the role.
  • To represent the Company in a professional and competent manner at all times.

Salary is £29,000 dependant on experience and qualifications.

This is a full-time role of 37.5HPW Monday to Friday

25 Days Holiday plus bank holidays

Work from home with travel to employer/apprentices’ locations and head office as required.

Work remotely

  • Yes

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company events
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday


  • Dental apprenticeship: 2 years (preferred)


  • L3 Dental Nurse Qualification (required)
  • TAQA/AET/CET or equivalent qualification (required)
  • English & Maths at GCSE Grade 4/C or equivalent (required)

Expected start date: 03/01/2022

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