Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Courses


Dental Nurse Course Overview:

The Dentistry market in the UK has seen significant growth over recent years. The Dentistry industry in the UK valued according to LaingBuisson in the fourth edition of Dentistry UK Market Report, at £5.8bn in 2013/2014, with £3.62bn (63%) of this spent by government and patients on NHS dentistry, and £2.2bn generated from private dentistry (37%). Recent regulations in this industry have made the course more crucial than ever.


Dental nurses are essential across the dental industry. They contribute significantly to the care of patients undergoing dental treatment and are vital members of the dental team. They act as a chaperone and the second appropriate person in the dental surgery. There are varied job roles once you are qualified to work in dental training, dental hospital or community dental services.


The Woolwich College has the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dental Nursing a worldwide recognised qualification that would suit anyone who would like to develop a career in dental nursing. Once you become a qualified dental nurse and wish to pursue your career further you can become a dental hygienist, dental therapist, practice manager, dental tutor and dental assessor and you can work in general dental practices, in hospitals and with the community dental service, and also pursue a career in the armed forces. You would also be able to do a degree with certain universities then this course is for you.

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Who is the course for?

If you want to train to become a qualified dental nurse and are able to attend the academy one day a week and also to be able to work in a dental training in placement for a minimum of 15 hours then this course is for you. You will need to sit a test before enrolling


Dental Nurse Course Structure:

The qualification consists of 15 compulsory units and 4 synoptic multiple choice exams and the whole qualification is worth 48 credits.

Students of dental nurse course can progress through the qualification by completing each of the units by completing a portfolio of evidence and using various methods of evidence to complete this, observations, workbooks, assignments, professional discussions, reflective accounts and witness testimonies.

Students of dental nurse course will achieve this by attending college to receive the knowledge required for each unit and being assessed by the academy’s assessor in their workplace.

The core topics that you will cover for the qualification is Health and safety, Cross infection, the roles and responsibilities of the dental nurse, preparing and maintain the clinical environment, assessment of the patient’s oral health, radiography, prevention of dental diseases, provision of prostheses, oral surgery, provide information to patients on protection of their oral health.

Dental Nurse Course Objectives:

Our dental nurse course is designed to get all students to achieve their City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing so that you can work as a qualified dental nurse and complete your General Dental Council (GDC) Registration and continue on your dental career pathway.

Certificates & Qualifications:

You will receive 5 certificates for the qualification 4 for the examinations and three for the whole qualification.

Additional Facilities:
  1. Access to the Library for all course-related books
  2. Access to the Computer Lab
  3. Class excursions to the Dental Museums
  4. Recognised Basic Life Training and valid certificate

How to Apply:

  1. Please read the Application Procedure and accept terms and condition
  2. Complete the Application Form
  3. Send copy of your passport (and ID card if EU) and other relevant documents to admissions@thewoolwichcollege.org.uk


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We also provide support for fully funded dental nursing apprenticeship courses. If you have any questions on the application procedure for the dental nurse course, please contact us on +44(0)2083058700 or admissions@thewoolwichcollege.org.uk

Dental Nurse Course Contents
Unit 268 First aid essentials (FREE)
Unit 301 Reducing risks to health and safety in the dental setting
Unit 302 The role and responsibilities of a dental nurse
Unit 304 Prepare and maintain environment, instruments and equipment for clinical dental procedures
Unit 305 Principles of infection control in the dental environment
Unit 306 Provide chair side support for the assessment of patients’ oral health
Unit 307 Contribute to the production of dental images
Unit 308 Provide chair side support for the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries and the restoration of cavities
Unit 309 Provide chair side support for the provision of fixed and removable prostheses
Unit 310 Provide chair side support for non-surgical endodontic treatment
Unit 311 Provide chair side support for the extraction of teeth and minor oral surgery
Unit 312 Provide information and support to patients on the protection of their oral health
Unit 313 Assessment of oral health and treatment planning
Unit 314 Dental radiography
Unit 315 Management of oral health diseases and dental procedures

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Courses  

Awarding body

City & Guilds

Qualification Number


Credit Value

48 Credits

Course Requirement

  1. a good general standard of education, such as GCSEs (A-C) including English, maths and/or science
  2. successful in TWC online initial assessment
  3. successful in an interview with the course leader

Course Duration

18 Months

Mode of Study

1 day a week online virtual class and 14 hours in work placement

Days of class

Mon- Sunday (weekend places are subject to availability)



Enrolment Fee

£100.00 (Non Refundable)

Awarding Body Registration Fee


Course Fees

Course Fee

£2995* (Discounts for early settlement)

Payment Plan for Course Fee


 One-off (10% Discount)

Two Instalments(5% Discount)

Monthly (15 Installments)

Total Cost with Finance Option


£1,422.50 x 2

£210* 13
£132.5* 2








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The Woolwich College has the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma Dental Nursing that would suit anyone who would like to pursue a career in dental nursing.
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United Kingdom