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.

Dental Nursing City & Guilds Diploma Level 3
LevelLevel 3
Duration40 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
AttendanceOne morning or evening per week
Fee(s)16 - 18: Free
19+: £2,225


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