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Diploma in Dental Nursing

The level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing is suitable for anyone employed in a Dental Practice as a trainee Dental Nurse. One of the primary roles of a Dental Nurse is to provide chair side support to dental professionals and help deliver a high level of patient care. This diploma will provide learners with the relevant qualifications to apply to the General Dental Council (GDC) for professional registration as a dental nurse.

Qualification Components

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing – Portfolio of Evidence, Workbooks, Observations in the Workplace and four invigilated exams.

Qualification Structure

In order to achieve the level 3 diploma in Dental Nursing, learners will need to achieve 48 credits from the 15 mandatory units. During the qualification learners will need to pass 4 exams and complete assessments tasks set by the assessor. 

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however candidates will ideally already have a grade ‘C’ or above in Maths and English. All learners will be required to carry out Initial Assessments in Maths and English, prior to enrolment on the course. Learners will need to be working a minimum of 30 hours a week to meet the apprenticeship funding guidelines.

Progression Routes

Following the completion of the diploma successful candidates will be able to register for their GDC Licence. After gaining some experience as a qualified Dental Nurse you can look at undertaking a course to become a Therapist, Dental Technician, Dental Laboratory Assistant or a Practice Manager.

 

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