• Level3
  • Age group19+
  • Duration18 months
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


The Diploma in Dental Nursing gives learners the knowledge and skills in dental nursing both in direct chairside work and providing support in a range of dental treatments.
Learners will learn about various aspects of dental nursing including:

  • Providing chairside support to patients for a number of procedures
  • Contributing to the production of dental images
  • First aid essentials
  • This qualification will enable candidates to register with the GDC as a dental nurse
  • Dental nurse students must be working in a general dental practice to be eligible

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Employment within a Dental Practice

5 or Grade C or above maths & English
BSKB initial assessment result Level 1

  • Weekly classroom delivery
  • On-Line portfolio
  • Observation in workplace

After completing this qualificaiton, you can complete qualifications in:

  • Oral Health Educator
  • Sedation
  • Radiography
  • Hygiene Therapy

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.

You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to fund all or part of the fee. For information on Advanced Learning Loans go to www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/.

The Advanced Learner Loan will not be repayable by students who progress into Higher Education and complete their degree.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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