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NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (Integrated Apprenticeship) (RQF)

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Qualification Number: 610/3076/4

About the course

The NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing is an integrated qualification tailored for the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship in England. It aligns seamlessly with the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard ST0113 and the Assessment Plan version AP05, published on 28 July 2022.

Meeting the stringent standards of the General Dental Council (GDC), successful completion enables learners to register with the GDC through the Apprenticeship route. This qualification thoroughly covers the Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours (KSBs) pivotal for the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard and meets all of the GDC’s Learning Outcomes for Dental Nurses.


This apprenticeship is for individuals aged 16+ who are enrolled on the Dental Nurse Apprenticeship with NEBDN and are employed in a suitable Dental Nursing role.

Application Support: 073 0082 9981, 02070180221

NEBDN Dental Nursing Integrated Apprenticeship - Forward Academic Team London
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NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (Integrated Apprenticeship) (RQF)

GDC Approved Dental Nurse Apprenticeship – This qualification is regulated by Ofqual and sits on the RQF.

NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (Integrated Apprenticeship)

Course Contents:

  • Professional knowledge and professional and ethical practice in dental nursing

    Unit Number: H/650/8047

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 39

  • Health and safety within the dental setting

    Unit Number: J/650/8048

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 25

  • Infection control within the dental setting

    Unit Number: K/650/8049

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 27

  • Principles and practice of supporting the management of medical emergencies within the dental setting

    Unit Number: R/650/8050

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 25

  • General and dental anatomy

    Unit Number: T/650/8051

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 18

  • Chairside support and the provision of pain control

    Unit Number: Y/650/8052

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 18

  • Oral disease prevention and the promotion of oral health

    Unit Number: A/650/8053

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 55

  • Supporting with dental radiography and image processing

    Unit Number: D/650/8054

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 32

  • Supporting with restorative and endodontic procedures

    Unit Number: H/650/8056

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 41

  • Supporting with prosthetic treatments

    Unit Number: J/650/8057

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 40

  • Supporting with extraction and minor oral surgery procedures

    Unit Number: K/650/8058

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 17

  • Assessment Unit (Structured Clinical Assessment)

    Unit Number: L/650/8059

    Guided Learning Hour (GLH): 1

Assessment Process:

  • Pre-Gateway (on-programme assessments):
    • Portfolio of Evidence
    • Knowledge Test
  • Post-Gateway:
    • End-Point Assessment (Unit 13: Assessment Unit (Structured Clinical Assessment))

The Dental Nurse Assessment Plan AP05 ensures that the End-Point Assessment is integrated into the qualification, a requirement for achieving both the qualification and the Apprenticeship.

Progression Opportunities:

Upon completing this diploma, learners can further their expertise by pursuing specialised Post-Registration qualifications:

  • Dental Implant Nursing
  • Dental Radiography
  • Dental Sedation Nursing
  • Oral Health Education
  • Orthodontic Dental Nursing
  • Special Care Dental Nursing
  • Fluoride Varnish Application

Learning Outcomes:

Learners will delve into crucial subjects, including:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a Dental Nurse
  • Infection control, health and safety, and handling medical emergencies
  • Comprehensive anatomy, chairside techniques, oral diseases, health promotion, and radiography
  • Clinical evaluations, treatment planning, restorations, prosthetic treatments, extractions, and minor oral surgery

Why Dental Nurse Apprenticeship?

  • Paid employment with holiday leave
  • Hands-on-experience in a sector/role of interest
  • At least 20% off-the-job training
  • Formal assessment which leads to a nationally recognised qualification

Application Process:

To apply for the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing at Forward Academic Team, learners must submit the following documents:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Proof of address
  • Driving licence or passport

Once you have completed your enrolment process, you will be contacted by one of our enrolment team to confirm your acceptance to the next course intake. If you require any support in completing the enrolment process please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Registration unit:

073 0082 9981