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Course options

  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 Years

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 accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC).

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Qualify with a CertHE in Dental Nursing, which allows you to register with the GDC as a dental nurse.
  • 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 dental facilities for 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 owner

Work experience and career planning

This course focuses on applying your knowledge in real clinical environments, and building the practical skills needed to succeed in your career after the course.

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course if you're eligible to work in the UK.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies during your course and for up to 5 years after your graduate.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 72 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 69%

    24th

    35
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    20th

    12

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