Dental Nursing FdSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 29/11/2018

Our Dental Nursing course provides you with a wide range of academic skills and work related competencies and on completion of the award you will be able to apply for registration with the General Dental Council. You will benefit from the excellent facilities which include an on-campus, purpose built dental surgery for vocational practice. 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 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.

Course

Highlights

  • Range of work placements in dental environments.
  • Uses General Dental Council Standards for the Dental Team (2013) and the General Dental Council (2015) through learning.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

Additional

Information

Registration with General Dental Council

On successful completion of the this Dental Nursing FdSc award, you will be able to apply for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). For more information about the GDC, vist their website GDC-UK.

Course Details

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.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Through studying this Foundation Degree you will be able to develop careers in areas of dental nursing including radiography, oral hygiene instruction, sedation, work-based mentoring and special care dental nursing.

You can also choose to continue your academic study through courses in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have achieved a GCSE in English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Foundations of Dental Nursing (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1012
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Biomedical Science and Oral Biology (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1013
    Core Module Y
  • Dental Nursing Practice 1 (60 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1011P
    Core Module Y
  • Chairside Support (20 Credits)
    Module code: NPR1014
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

You will be offered a range of work placements in environments such as general dental practices, hospitals and orthodontics, which will allow you to develop your competence in a range of skills before you register with the General Dental Council.

Network with fellow graduates

Mentors Matter

Sometimes the most valuable advice can actually come from people who have walked in your shoes.

We have an Alumni E-Mentoring scheme that does just that. It puts you in touch with other University of Northampton graduates who in turn can offer a number of mentoring services. From CV advice to the possibility of job offers, sign up to become a mentor or a mentee.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 29/11/2018

  • Our Dental Nursing course provides you with a wide range of academic skills and work related competencies and on completion of the award you will be able to apply for registration with the General Dental Council. You will benefit from the excellent facilities which include an on-campus, purpose built dental surgery for vocational practice. 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 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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Range of work placements in dental environments.
    • Uses General Dental Council Standards for the Dental Team (2013) and the General Dental Council (2015) through learning.
    • Progression courses available.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*
  • 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.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Registration with General Dental Council

    On successful completion of the this Dental Nursing FdSc award, you will be able to apply for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). For more information about the GDC, vist their website GDC-UK.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Through studying this Foundation Degree you will be able to develop careers in areas of dental nursing including radiography, oral hygiene instruction, sedation, work-based mentoring and special care dental nursing.

      You can also choose to continue your academic study through courses in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

  • A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have achieved a GCSE in English (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Foundations of Dental Nursing (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1012
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Biomedical Science and Oral Biology (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1013
      Core Module Y
    • Dental Nursing Practice 1 (60 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1011P
      Core Module Y
    • Chairside Support (20 Credits)
      Module code: NPR1014
      Core Module Y
    • Mentors Matter

      Sometimes the most valuable advice can actually come from people who have walked in your shoes.

      We have an Alumni E-Mentoring scheme that does just that. It puts you in touch with other University of Northampton graduates who in turn can offer a number of mentoring services. From CV advice to the possibility of job offers, sign up to become a mentor or a mentee.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000

    Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour