Dental Nursing City & Guilds Diploma Level 3

This qualification meets the requirements of the GDC Legislation. Successful completion affords entry on to the Statutory Register.

This course gives learners the knowledge and skills in dental nursing both in direct chairside work and providing support in a range of dental treatments. Dental nurses help dentists with all aspects of patient care, from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatment. Good people and teamwork skills, as well as a calm and reassuring manner are required.

Please note we are now able to offer full time and part-time apprenticeships in this subject.

What will I learn?

The course will cover core areas including Health and Safety, Cross Infection Control, Anatomy and Radiography.

How will I be assessed?

Classroom activities and work based assessment to produce a portfolio of competence. In addition to a portfolio, candidates will also undertake an external written examination “ The Award in Dental Nursing ”.

Career Opportunities

This qualification will enable candidates to register with the GDC as a dental nurse.

This qualification can help you to progress in, or to, a number of roles such as:

  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental nurse
  • Dental technician
  • Dental therapist.

Having completed this qualification, candidates may wish to work towards one of the many small qualifications available for continuing professional development, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Dental Decontamination

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be employed as a Dental Nurse. Achievement at Level 2 (i.e. GCSE A*-C) in English and science.

How To Apply

To apply to study on this part-time course you will need to complete and return the part-time application form in the next menu.

Most part-time courses will start in September, however they can start at various points during the year, and some part-time courses will run more than once per academic year.

Please see the menu below for the next course start date.

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email or card within one week of the application being received by our Admissions team, if you do not receive this you should contact the team to check that your application has been received. Courses will run subject to sufficient applications being received.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme. Simply download and complete the part time application form and return it to our Admissions team as early as possible. You can return your completed application form in person or by post to our Colchester (for applications to Colchester and Clacton) or Braintree campuses:

Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road

The College at Braintree
Church Lane

If you have any further questions about the application process or next available start date, want to check the progress of your application or if you are unsure about anything please contact us using the enquiry line or enquiry form below.

If you are ready to apply then please click the ‘Apply for this Part-time Course’ Button in the next menu in order save or print the application form.

Dental Nursing City & Guilds Diploma Level 3
LevelLevel 3
Duration40 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2021
AttendanceOne morning or evening per week
Fee(s)16 - 18: Free
19+: £2,225


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