Course Information

City & Guilds Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing

City & Guilds

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 06 September 2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 50
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 350
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
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The qualification focuses on the technical skills and knowledge required to be a professional dental nurse. Units of study include direct chair side work and support during a range of dental treatments, organizational and legal requirements which underpin high quality dental care, and the role of the dental nurse in meeting patients’ needs.

  • This course meets the requirements of the General Dental Council (GDC) for Dental Nursing.
  • *Course duration is 52 weeks Sept 21 - Aug 22 (delivered over two academic years)

    Additional Information

    This course comprises the Competence and Knowledge Based Qualification for the ApprenticeshipNI in Dental Nursing.

    Terms & Conditions

    Trainees must also complete the following qualifications as required under the terms of the AppNI Framework: Level 2 Application of Number, Communication, ICT City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care and Young People’s Settings

    Core Modules

  • First Aid Essentials
  • Health and Safety in a Dental Setting
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Dental Nurse
  • Infection Control in a Dental Environment
  • Preparation and Maintenance of Environment, Instruments and Equipment for Dental Procedures
  • Providing Chairside Support
  • Dental Radiography
  • Production of Dental Images
  • Assessment of Oral Health and Treatment Planning
  • Providing Information and Support for Protection of Oral Health
  • Management of Oral Health and Dental Procedures
  • Assessment Method

    The course is assessed through work place observations, completion of a trainee portfolio of evidence, and by examination.

    Progression Opportunities

    This course meets the requirements of the General Dental Council (GDC) for Dental Nursing.

    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must be age 16 - 24 5 GCSEs grades A-C Working in a dental practice – 21 hours per week minimum Workplace mentor: GDC registered