West Kent College

      Part time Oral Healthcare (Dental Nursing) Level 3 NVQ

      West Kent College
      In Tonbridge

      £500
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      Typology NVQ
      Location Tonbridge
      • NVQ
      • Tonbridge
      Description

      From July 2008 all dental nurses need to be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) or be enrolled on an approved training course in order to practise in the UK. In order to register, a dental nurse will need to hold a qualification that is approved by the GDC. This course, run in conjunction with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Postgraduate Deanery, leads to an approved.

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      Government funding available

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      Tonbridge
      Brook Street, TN9 2PW, Kent, England
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      Location
      Tonbridge
      Brook Street, TN9 2PW, Kent, England
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      · Requirements

      Applicants must be employed in a relevant position in a dental environment, such as dental nurse or chairside assistant. Acceptance onto the course is subject to a successful interview with the course tutor.

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      Course programme



      Oral Healthcare (Dental Nursing) Level 3 NVQ
      From July 2008 all dental nurses need to be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) or be enrolled on an approved training course in order to practise in the UK. In order to register, a dental nurse will need to hold a qualification that is approved by the GDC. This course, run in conjunction with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Postgraduate Deanery, leads to an approved qualification by the GDC that is the preferred option for staff in this sector and one that is nationally recognised by employers. This qualification assesses the workplace skills of support staff working in dental teams, particularly those who provide patient care, direct chairside work and support during a range of treatments. It has been specifically designed for those working in a responsible role within dental practices, such as dental nurses and chairside assistants. Based on National Occupational Standards developed by Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for Health, it covers areas such as health, safety and security in the workplace, maintaining material and equipment for clinical procedures and providing support for the patient and the dentist during the provision of oral health care

      Course Content:
      The course will consist of the delivery of underpinning knowledge within the College, with assessment taking place at each candidates workplace. There will also be an external examination marked by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN). Candidates need to successfully complete 11 units, including the following:

    • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the workplace
    • Prepare and maintain environments for clinical and dental procedures
    • Offer information to individuals on the protection of their oral health and support them in doing so
    • Provide chairside support during the assessment of patients oral health
    • Process dental radiographs and support their production
    • Provide chairside support during the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries and the restoration of cavities
    • . Candidates will also complete an Appointed Persons First Aid certificated course, and an Infection Control module.

      Entry Requirements:
      Applicants must be employed in a relevant position in a dental environment, such as dental nurse or chairside assistant. Acceptance onto the course is subject to a successful interview with the course tutor.

      Accreditation of Prior Learning / Experience:
      This may be applicable to some applicants and will be discussed with the course tutor at interview.

      Entry Process:
      An interview with the course tutor will be arranged at the earliest opportunity after receiving your application.

      Assessment:
      You will be assessed in practical situations and will collect evidence in a course portfolio, which will be verified by City & Guilds. A two-hour exam is taken at the College and marked by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN).

      Progression Routes:
      Following successful completion of the course and registration with the GDC, candidates may wish to study for a NEBDN post-qualification certificate in a specialist area, such as the OHE (Oral Health Education).

      Career Options:
      Following statutory registration with the GDC, the role of the dental nurse could be expanded and some dental nurses may become practice managers. In large dental practices and in the community dental service there are opportunities for senior posts.

      Fees

      Year : Description : Under 19 : Over 19 & on benefits : Over 19 : Overseas
      09/10 : Tuition : £0.00 : £0.00 : £500.00 : £1,820.00
      09/10 : Material : £10.00 : £10.00 : £10.00 : £10.00
      09/10 : Exams : £0.00 : £0.00 : £122.00 : £122.00
      09/10 : Trips : £0.00 : £0.00 : £0.00 : £0.00
      09/10 : Kit : £0.00 : £0.00 : £0.00 : £0.00
      Fees subject to change please enquire on application. For courses lasting more than one year, please note that the fees given above are for the first year only. Similar fees will be due for each subsequent year of the course and will be subject to an inflationary increase on the first year fees.

      Sessions

      Year : Full or Part-time : Level : Start date : End date : Day : Start time : End time
      09/10 : PT : Further Education : : : Friday : 09:00 : 16:30
      09/10 : PT : Further Education : : : Friday : 09:00 : 16:30


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