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NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Course Code: C3097
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
07 Jun 19

This professional course follows the curriculum based on the General Dental Council Registration requirements for Dental Nurses.

 The curriculum covers four areas:
• Clinical Practice,
• Professional Practice,
• Communication and
• Management/Leadership.

A fully completed electronic Record of Experience (eRoE) is a mandatory element of the course and must be submitted prior to external assessments.  A GDC registrant within the dental practice must fully support the trainee dental nurse student in their completion of the NEBDN eRoE portfolio.  The eROE requires chair-side experience in dental surgeries.

Throughout the academic year, you will also be expected to attend College for a minimum of three Wednesday evenings for exam revision classes.
If you have not achieved a grade C or equivalent in English Language, Mathematics or ICT, Level 2 Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT will be compulsory.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.  A minimum attendance of 80% is expected on all aspects of the course.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful completion will allow for application to the General Dental Council for registration. You may progress to further study in Dental Hygiene or Dental Technology. You may also apply for post-certificate courses in oral health, radiography or conscious sedation, or seek full-time employment.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admission criteria for a Level 3 course. In addition, for full-time and part-time: Students must produce evidence that they have been vaccinated against Hepatitis B and TB. Certain health conditions willrequire a risk assessment to be undertaken. Students will only be accepted on to the course if they can demonstrate that they are capable of carrying out all the tasks required by dental nurses in their normal course of duty. If this is in doubt, such applications will be considered on an individual basis through tasks set in clinical skills laboratory) GDC Guidelines, 2007).


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Contact Information

Tel: 028 9026 3103 or Email: [email protected]