Health and Social Care Courses

Our health and social care courses are delivered by highly qualified tutors with a range of professional healthcare experience and their expertise is valued by our students.

There are excellent resources including well-equipped laboratories and classrooms with interactive technology. Further Education courses are designed to build and develop the skills for employment in a wide variety of roles in the science and healthcare industries. Work experience is a significant element of further education course programmes. Apprenticeships are available in the areas of dental nursing and healthcare.

During the course I’ve gained outstanding skills that will help me achieve my goal of becoming a child psychologist. The placements gave me vital experience, enabling me to prepare for work and improve my practice. I have received conditional offers from five universities to study Early Childhood Studies and Psychology.Monique Buckingham – progressed from Colchester Sixth Form College

The School of Health and Social Sciences at University Centre Colchester (UCC) offers undergraduate programmes can be studied either full-time or part-time, incorporating a wide variety of subject areas and are designed to provide students with the relevant skills for their chosen career. Our Higher Education Centre provides a great range of facilities including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

As the commercial arm of Colchester Institute, CI Business Solutions  can offer a number of courses specifically for employers in the care sector including first aid, fire safety, moving people, emergency response, working with communication difficulties and safeguarding young people and children.  These courses will enable delegates to increase their knowledge and skills to carry out their work more effectively.

Full Time
Dental Nursing
Prospectus Request
Open Events

Full-time Courses

Health and Social Care Level 1
Health and Social Care Level 2
Health and Social Care Level 3

Maisie Baker

Course: Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3
Progressed From: Harwich and Dovercourt High School

"I love the one on one support from our tutors and also support and encouragement from our peers. I fnd the course so interesting and I love learning. The positive vibes in the class help too! "


Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
Dental Nursing Level 3 Apprenticeship
Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship

Dental Nursing

Colchester Institute offers a range of training opportunities in dental nursing. All of the courses offered require employer support and employment in a dental practice.

How do I become a dental nurse?

Dental Nurse Apprenticeship programmes are designed to prepare you for work and to develop employability skills and professionalism for working in a dental setting. For applicants interested in a career in dental nursing with no experience this is the ideal opportunity for you. On the Apprenticeship you will complete a course of study called a ‘standard’ which would include a recognised Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.  At the same time you will be employed in a dental practice with a contract of employment with day release to college.

The Dental Nursing Team at Colchester Institute has excellent links with employers in Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire and support students aged 16 – 21 in finding employment. We work closely with dental practices and aim to match applicants to suitable workplaces where possible, often in their own local area.

Courses are delivered by a highly qualified team of dental nurse tutors with a range of professional experience and their expertise is valued by our students. Their practical team-based approach to dental nursing ensures a friendly and supportive learning environment. Our excellent facilities include a fully-equipped dental surgery and decontamination suite that simulate work in a real dental practice, where you can learn about a range of dental procedures and techniques.

Already employed as a dental nurse?

If you are already employed as a dental nurse we offer part-time courses and CPD training to allow you to extend your skills and knowledge. For applicants who are already employed as a dental nurse we offer the opportunity to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing as an evening study course.

If you are a registered dental nurses and aspire to specialise in a particular area in the dental care profession or to become a practice manager there are opportunities with the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN), including the Certificate in Oral Health Education.

Part Time
Professional Development
Prospectus Request
Open Events

Dental Nursing Part-time Courses

Dental Nursing City & Guilds Diploma Level 3
NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography
Oral Health Education NEBDN Certificate