There are various courses available throughout the South West, to prepare nurses for either the national Examining board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) Examination or the NVQ level 3 (Oral Healthcare Nursing). Both are accepted routes for registration
Please contact the training establishment closest to your area.
While we endeavour to provide up to date information and links on this site we cannot be responsible for the information on the training provider’s sites.
Bristol Dental Hospital
National certificate day time courses. Nikki Rogers, BDH 0117 3424189 or Gloria Kemp on 0117 3424131. For more information click on the link to the Bristol School for DCP’S
NEBDN DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING COURSE (accredited by the NEBDN for the GDC)
Aim: To prepare candidates for the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing exam
Where: Knowledge Spa, Treliske Hospital, Truro
When: Monday evenings, 7.30pm - 9.30pm from 2nd October 2012 to June 2013 with mock exams in September 2013. Additional sessions in January 2014 for those candidates sitting the practical part of the exam.
Cost: £650.00 (includes' Record of Experience' pack but not exam fee) and is payable in advance.
Please contact the course organiser for an application form.
Ross MacRae BDS BPDS
Padstow Dental Practice
Cornwall PL28 8BY
Telephone. 01841 532373
Cornwall, St Austell
NVQ workbased course
Cornwall College (see entry below for more details)
www.cornwall.ac.uk from the home page go to courses, then course finder, put in oral healthcare in the search key words the NVQ level 3 oral healthcare course information will appear.
Cornwall, Saltash, St Austell and Camborne
Cornwall College Dental Nurse Training 2011/12- Covering Cornwall, West Devon and Plymouth
Cornwall College are continuing to offer their successful Dental Nurse Training from Saltash, St Austell and Camborne Campuses. Encompassing the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing the course enables Dental Nurses to gain the required accreditation to meet the mandatory registration required by the GDC.
The Dental Nursing Apprenticeship offers employers and candidates a flexible route to training. Nurses will be required to attend evening workshops, which will develop their skills and knowledge across a broad range of units. During their time off-the-job Nurses will also be required to complete Key Skills (where applicable) in Communication & Application of Number at Level 2 as well as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Award in Workskills for Apprenticeships. In conjunction to their College attendance nurses will be visited in the workplace by qualified assessors, who are themselves practising dental nurses, to facilitate the achievement of the competency based portfolio element of the Apprenticeship. In total the course will take no longer than 18 months to complete.
The Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship is currently fully funded for anyone aged 16 - 18. Those over 19 will incur a charge of £750*. If you would like to be considered for a place on our next course please contact your relevant Liaison Officer - East Cornwall/Devon Kirstie Stidwell (01752) 850281 email@example.com or Mid/West Cornwall Ronda Haynes (01726) 226688 firstname.lastname@example.org
*This charge is subject to meeting the Apprenticeship Funding criteria
National Certificate evening class.
Held at Barrack Road Postgraduate Centre. Start dates: End of May and End of November
Contact Peter Howard Williams
Contact Mike Jones on Telephone. 01392 466113
West of England Dental Nurse Training
QCF Level 3, Diploma in Dental Nursing
Contact Fred Leach - email@example.com or 01884 251287
Diploma in Dental Nursing, evening class held at Absolute Dental Training Centre, Duke Street Court, Kingsbridge
Courses start March and September
National Training Solutions (Diploma in Dental Nursing) & Oral Health Education
Contact Zoe Terry: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0777 2604528
Bournemouth & Poole college
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 - September intake (15 month course)
Sept 2011 - Wednesday evenings, 7pm-9pm
Contact Carol Sharps (course co-ordinator) on 07736 007590 for more information
New location starting in July 2013 - Wednesday evening course
North Dorset Technical College in Shaftesbury, Dorset
Contact Karen Wheel 07880233580 or email email@example.com for information
Cotswold Training (Gloucester and Swindon)
NEBDN Diploma courses held at the following venues:
Tetbury Hospital, Gloucester
The Whitminster Hotel, Gloucester
New College, Swindon
Dental Nurse Foundation Training
CPD training courses
For details contact Jackie Gazzard at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Cotswold Dental Training
The Dental Practice
25 Tetbury Street
Gloucester GL6 9JH
Telephone: 01453 883867
New College, Swindon
SW Dental Nurse Training Centre
Contact: email@example.com Telephone: 07548931347
The Dental Implant Clinic
24 Newbridge Road
Somerset County Training
Provider to Advanced Apprentice and NVQ Oral Health
Contact Wendy Woolnough
Telephone: 01935 420067
Dental Nurse Training Course at Houstons
Applications being accepted for Saturday classes to prepare students for the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing
Programme commences May 2013, the lectures will be held in our Knowledge Spa and involve one Saturday a month.
A personal tutor will be allocated to each student, each practice and student can relax knowing they will be mentored and coached throughout the delivery of the course.
Please email or call for a prospectus which gives full details of the training package students on our course will receive.
For further information:
Tel: Mrs Lizzie Barrett, course co-ordinator and named tutor on 01934 422323 (office hours) or 07722 479312 (evenings and weekends)
Wiltshire, Chippenham and Lackham
National Diploma in Dental Nursing
Courses start twice a year - Tuesday evening course
Held at both Chippenham and Lackham College campuses
Contact Zoe French 07919912668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information
National certificate evening class
Salisbury General Hospital
Contact: Sophie Burrow on 01722 336262 Ext 2878 or E-mail: email@example.com
City and Guilds Award in Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Scheme
NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing
Held at New College Swindon
For further information contact Jackie Gazzard, firstname.lastname@example.org