Dental Technology Diploma Level 3
This course is designed to allow you to develop your skills in all aspects of work carried out as a dental technician. Practical elements are developed in our dental laboratories where you will gain knowledge of materials, techniques and equipment commonly found in the dental technology sector.
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What you'll learn on the course
You will need 5 GCSEs Grade C and above including maths, English and science. A range of level 2 programmes may also be considered. In addition, you will need to provide evidence of good manual dexterity skills as well as promoting professional skills to meet the requirements of the General Dental Council and complete an Initial Assessment. Purchase of a dental technology hand tool kit and Personal Protective Equipment is also required.
Delivery and Assessment
The Diploma is 100% course work and you will complete mainly practical projects, presentations, phase tests, reports and a portfolio. We place a strong emphasis on high levels of attendance and achievement. Our support team are here to help you get the best out of your course and you will be assigned an individual tutor. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework activities, such as short tests, reports, practical activities and projects.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Dental Technology you can choose a varied pathway to continue your professional development. Registration with the General Dental Council is essential to your employment. You may decide to go forward into Higher Education and BMETC provides a Foundation Degree in Dental Technology awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University. This leads onto a final process where students can graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology. Clinical Dental Technology is an emerging professional role and this is offered as a University Diploma at the University of Central Lancashire developing individuals in a role that includes direct patient contact. Employment opportunities also include working in private dental laboratories, NHS departments, material and equipment sales, implantology and even teaching!
- Dental Technicians
- Dental Assistants
- Dental Hygienists
- Material and Equipment Sales People