Diploma in Dental Nursing, Level 3

Course Title: City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (4238-03)


The Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing is an amazing opportunity for students to gain the credits they need to qualify as a Dental Nurse and register with the GDC (General Dental Council).

  • Duration of the course: 18-24 Months

  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

  • Start Date: September 6, 2022

  • Class Schedule: Saturdays (9:30AM-1:30PM)

  • Mode of delivery: Online

  • Study type: Self-paced

  • Total Fees: £3,290.00   Early Bird Offer (30% off):  £2,303.00 (Save £987)
  • Initial Deposit Amount: £300.00
  • No Hidden Fee

  • Seats Remaining: 4

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Initial Deposit Instalments Net Payable

One-off Payment




2 Instalments


£1,001.50 x 2


Monthly Instalments


£153.56 x 15


Tuition fees can be paid by one of the following methods: Credit or Debit Card, Bank Transfer.

Money back guaranteed within 14 days from the commencement of the course, if you're not satisfied with your course experience.


This City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing is designed to provide students with the qualifications and skills that they need to work as a Dental Nurse. After finishing the course, students can register with the General Dental Council (GDC) and continue on their dental career pathway of choice.

This City and Guilds Dental Nursing course focuses on four main elements - Clinical, Communication, Professionalism, and Management and Leadership. Throughout the diploma, each learner will understand how to work well as a member of an oral healthcare team and become a valued key worker. Through a carefully curated programme of modules, students will also gain expert knowledge of dental equipment and develop the skills required to excel in the field of dentistry.



In order to be accepted onto the course you must:

  • Be working in a dental setting for at least 16 hours per week (We will assist you to get a voluntary placement if you are not working in a dental setting.)

  • Have the necessary communication skills needed to succeed in a dental setting

  • Have good English language, Maths, and IT skills

  • *BKSB assessments available at a small fee.



The qualification is delivered online, through a combination of live classes and interactive webinars, which are supported with expert learning resources and an e portfolio. Each student is assigned a personal assessor from our highly experienced faculty who have over 12 years of experience in the industry. Along with dedicated tutors, assessors and IQAs, online classes also give students the opportunity to discuss their studies with other learners whilst receiving advice, guidance, and support from an experienced dental professional.



Students must complete 11 mandatory units.

Unit No. Unit Title

Unit 1

Preparing for professional practice in dental nursing

Unit 2

The impact of health and safety legislation on working practices in the dental setting

Unit 3

Prevention and control of infection in the dental setting

Unit 4

Dental and regional anatomy, oral health assessments and treatment planning

Unit 5

Recognising and supporting actions during first aid and medical emergencies

Unit 6

The safe use of ionising radiation to produce quality radiographic images

Unit 7

Provide support for the control of periodontal disease and caries, and the restoration of cavities

Unit 8

Provide support during the stages of prosthetic treatments

Unit 9

Provide support during the stages of endodontic procedures

Unit 10

Provide support during extractions and minor oral surgery

Unit 11

Scientific and practical information to support the patient’s oral and physical health



Method of Assessment :

  • E-portfolio based evidence

  • Synoptic Knowledge Test through 1.5 hours exam of 45 multiple choice questions with pass mark 32 allocating 1 mark per question

  • Six observations of practice



After completing the course, students will be fully qualified Dental Nurses and be eligible to register with the General Dental Council (GDC). Following this they can enter into further study or progress straight into a range of roles within the field of Dentistry, including (but not limited to):

  • Dental Hygiene

  • Dental Therapy

  • Dental Technology

  • Teaching Dental Nursing

  • Dental Practice Management

  • Specialist Dental Nursing Roles

  • Dental Sedation

  • Dental Radiography


Trainee Dental Nursing

Eglantina Legisi

Trainee Dental Nurse

“I am currently studying to become a Dental Nurse at The Woolwich College.

The staff here are very nice and supportive and always there to help. They were very helpful in the aspect of finding a work placement.

I would defiantly recommend all my friends to come study here at The Woolwich College, because there are so many opportunities for your future.”