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Dental Nursing CertHE

University of Portsmouth

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    B751

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    53rd

    2
  • Subject Ranking

    18th

    4 (Nursing)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    118

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    100

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.38

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    CertHE

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

Course Summary

**Overview**Dental nurses support dentists in all aspects of patient treatment and care. On this 1-year CertHE Dental Nursing course, you’ll get the knowledge and practical skills required to achieve safe beginner status, become a vital member of the dental team and register with the General Dental Council (GDC).By completing this course, you’ll be set to take on careers across the dental industry. You could work at a general dental practice, a hospital, with the community dental service or in the armed forces or continue your studies at diploma or degree level.**Professional accreditations**This course is fully accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC) and leads to registration with the GDC as a Dental Nurse.**What you'll experience**On this course, you'll:- Build your team-working skills by studying alongside dental hygiene, dental therapy and undergraduate King’s College London Dental Institute students- Use some of the best facilities for dental students in the country, with treatment bays and simulation technology that includes our Phantom Head skill lab, a full radiography suite and an electronic patient records system- Develop knowledge in a range of dental restorative and preventative procedures as well as the professional skills and behaviours that you need as a dental nurse- Complete a programme of statutory and mandatory training as part of our commitment to the NHS, including the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck, body systems, and understanding health, safety and infection control**Careers and opportunities**What can you do with a Dental Nursing CertHE?As a registered dental nurse, you’ll be qualified to take on roles in any sector of the dental industry, including:- general dental practice (NHS or private)- corporate dental practice- hospital dental services- armed forces- specialists dental practice- health promotion**What jobs can you do with a Dental Nursing CertHE?**Roles our graduates have taken on include:- dental nurse- practice manager- practice ownerAfter the course, you could also apply to study on our Diploma in Advance Dental Nursing, BSc (Hons) Advanced Dental Nursing, BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy degree or another post-registration course.Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job at the end of the course. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Details

72 Tariff points to include 2 A levels, with a pure Science subject at grade C. For A levels which include a separate science practical component, a pass is desirable and may strengthen an application.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

53rd

About this University

The University of Portsmouth gives students the support they need to go beyond what they think is possible – inspired by researchers working on world-changing projects. With work placements, simulation suites, and careers expertise too, it's no surprise that this university is rated Gold in the UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework.

Address

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Portsmouth

PO1 2UP

UNITED KINGDOM