Practice Educator - Dental Nursing
Faculty of Health, Education and SocietyDiscover
2 years Full time
Fees UK 24/25:
Full Time: £9,250
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The Foundation Degree Dental Nursing (FdSc) course provides you with a wide range of academic skills and work-related competencies and on successful completion of the award, you will be able to apply for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). The course links theory to practice, supported through underpinning knowledge, work-based clinical skills, and placement options each year.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them! We’ll support you to identify your skills, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs, or further study, you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
You will understand the key competencies required to work safely as a registered dental nurse and on completion of the course, you will be able to put these into practice confidently. Our Dental Nursing course encourages the holistic care and treatment of dental patients and supports you in expanding your knowledge so that you are prepared for a career in Dental Nursing.
The course is designed to recognise the increasing need for theory linked to practice, which is supported through applying the General Dental Council Standards for the Dental Team (2013) and the General Dental Council (2015) learning outcomes for Dental Nurses.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
You will be given a solid foundation of positive knowledge, skills and attitudes that will underpin your personal and professional development.
You will be provided with detailed knowledge through core modules in research, advanced work-based learning and health and wellbeing through.
A typical offer would be:
In addition, you will need to have achieved:
All offers of a place on the programme made to applicants will be conditional subject to:
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.
All EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join our full-time Dental Nursing degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
* UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details)
There are various assessment methods, these include:
On completion of the Foundation Degree in Dental Nursing and registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) allows you to practice as a registered dental care professional within the United Kingdom. For further information visit the NHS careers website.
Extended duties to include: