National Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3

Course Overview

The Dentistry market in the UK has seen significant growth over recent years. The Dentistry industry in the UK is one of the demanded sector playing crucial role than ever. Dental nurses are an important part 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 an essential person in the dental surgery. There are various career progression once you are qualified to working in a dental training, dental clinics, hospitals or community dental services.

Forward provide GDC registered level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing, a worldwide recognized qualification that would suit anyone who would like to develop career in dental industry. After fully completing dental nursing qualification, GDC registered dental nurse can progress their career in dental hygienist, dental therapist, practice manager, dental tutor and dental assessor. There is opportunities for dental nursing students for progression courses directly linked with Universities as well.

The Trainee Dental Nurse is normally paid 8-9 pounds per hour. We apply for placements for students by sending CV to dental practices and they interview suitable candidates. We keep on contacting students and keep their updates about their course and placements. We try to contact all the dental practices through mail and calls which are located near students’ location and ask if they have vacancy opening or not and if they do, we send CV of students there and thus, they are called for interview. If they don’t have vacancy opening, we still send them CV just in case they can contact students directly if there is vacancy in future. It is compulsory for students to have DBS and Hepatitis B vaccination done and have its record to be selected for the interview.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you want to develop your career in dental industry. If you want to train to become a GDC registered dental nurse and are able to attend fortnightly classes with able to work in a dental training in placement this course is perfect match for you.

Course Structure

The qualification consists of 4 headings and 17 units including important as well as supplement courses. The assessments is done through MCQ, EMQ, and OSCE.
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.

Course Contents

CLINICAL1.1 Foundations of Practise
1.2 Patient Assessment
1.3 Assisting with Patient Management
1.4 Patient and Public Safety
1.5 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
1.6 Competently Assisting with Treatment
PROFESSIONALISM2.1 Patients and the Public
2.2 Ethical and Legal
2.3 Teamwork
2.4 Professional Development of Yourself and Others
COMMUNICATION3.1 Patients, Relatives and Carers including harder to reach groups
3.2 The team and the wider healthcare environment
3.3 Generic communication skills
4.2 Working with others
4.3 Managing the internal environment
4.3 Other internal management issues

Course Info

Awarding BodyNEBDN
Duration12 Months
Course Fees£ 2, 000
Mode of StudyClassroom Learning

Payment Plans

ROE Fees£ 500
Course Fees£ 1,500 (Pay on 12 Months Instalment Basis)
Total Fees£ 2,000

Course Objectives

Our dental nurse course is designed to get all students to achieve their NEBDN or CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing so that they can work as a qualified dental nurse and complete your General Dental Council (GDC) Registration and continue on your dental career path way.


You will receive GDC registered NEBDN awarded National Diploma in Dental Nursing level 3 certificate for the whole qualification.


  1. Excellent teachers and tutors
  2. Access to course related books
  3. Access to the Lab
  4. Class excursions to the Dental Museums