« Go Back

Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing Apply Now »

Course Image
Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 53

Hours: 3.50

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 2225.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 2225.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a nationally recognised qualification for trainee dental nurses working in a dental practice. The course enables dental nurses to gain the qualifications needed to fulfil the General Dental Council requirements for registration.

Entry requirements

You must be working in paid employment as a dental nurse.

Course Content

For the Diploma, you will need to complete ten sector-specific units to achieve the qualification. They include some of the following subjects:

  • Infection Control
  • Health and Safety
  • Preventative and Restorative Procedures
  • Radiography

How will I be assessed?

You will attend class sessions to fulfil the knowledge evidence requirements of the Diploma. Peripatetic assessment will be conducted by qualified experienced assessors in the workplace at times to suit you and your employer. These assessments will include observations of work practices and assessing your portfolio of work.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Once trained, dental nurses can take career pathways to become dental therapists and hygienists or to take up roles in areas such as oral health promotion, dental practice management, nursing, radiography and conscious sedation.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.

But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.

Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.

Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.

A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.

And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.

Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.

Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

Go to top