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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: 12-18 Months

    • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

    • Start Date: 20th April 2024

    • Class Schedule: Saturdays (9:30AM-4:30PM)

    • Mode of delivery: Online

    • Study type: Self-paced

    • Total Fees: £3,650.00   Special Offer Price (20% Off): £2,900.00 Total Fee is inclusive of Initial Deposit Fee
    • Initial Deposit Amount: £199.00
    • No Additional Fees
  • Seats Remaining: 4


 Initial DepositInstalmentsNet Payable

One-off Payment




2 Instalments


£1,350.50 x 2


Monthly Instalments


£270.10 x 10


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

Money back is 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 Dental Nurses. 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.




As a part of the course, the College will assist students with finding a voluntary work

  • placement of 16 hours a week.
  • Good English, 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


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Dental Nursing, Level 3 is 18-24 months

Dental Nursing, Level 3 duration is based on the guide learning hours and teaching hours set by the awarding body

Dental Nursing, Level 3 costs £3,650.00 Special Offer Price (20% off): £2,900.00 Total Fee is inclusive of Initial Deposit Fee

1 day a week. Lessons are held online

Dental Nursing, Level 3 students have to do a minimum of 16 hours a week in a work placement

Our track record in student placement for voluntary work is excellent, although it’s important to note that success isn’t always guaranteed. Our goal is to secure a placement for you within a reasonable one-hour travel distance from your home. Additionally, we encourage you to proactively reach out to potential employers in your local area, as this proactive approach can significantly enhance your chances of finding a suitable placement more swiftly.

The matter of payment between you and your employer is a private arrangement, and the college does not intervene in this regard. It’s worth noting that different employers have varying policies when it comes to payments. Some may begin paying you right from the start, while others may require you to learn the basic roles before initiating payment. This is something you can discuss during your interview process.

Our services are geared towards assisting you in your job search journey. We provide support in creating an up-to-date CV and offer job interview preparation. It is worth mentioning that our track record demonstrates a high level of success, with nearly all of our students securing professional employment within three months of completing our courses.

Students can fill out an application online

Copies of your documents can also be emailed to [email protected]

Students need to have English and Maths at GCSE level or equivalent (Level 2 qualification) whether this is from the UK or abroad. All qualifications from abroad need to be translated into English before the student can enrol

If you do not have English and Maths at GCSE level or equivalent (Level 2 qualification) we do provide BKSB assessments in English and Maths (at a small fee) to cover this requirement

Your qualifications can be compared to the UK education system by UK NARIC

Useful information

The Statement of Comparability compares overseas qualifications to the UK education system, comparing them to UK qualifications and framework levels. This service does not provide a comment on grades, grade comparisons, or the subjects studied.

The statement should be presented together with your original qualification documents to evidence the comparable UK level of your overseas studies.

Applications for the Statement of Comparability service are made online through our website.

This service costs £49.50 + VAT* plus the price of your chosen delivery option. The timeframe to complete your order is 15 working days from when we receive all necessary documents for each submitted qualification and full payment.

This service is eligible for our optional Fast Track process. Information about what this is, timeframes available, and additional fees, can be found on our Fast Track page.

  • Photo ID (Passport)
  • Proof of Address (dated within the last 3 months)
  • Visa Status either a British Passport, BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) which is dated for after the end of the course duration or a Share Code (if you are from Europe)
  • NI Number (National Insurance Number) or right to work in the UK documentation
  • Certificates of your previous qualifications (qualifications from abroad must be converted)
  • UK Naric statement of comparability (for converted qualifications from abroad)
  • Up to date CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Health Declaration (This is a letter written and signed by you which states that you are fit, healthy and have no medical conditions which will affect your completion of the course)
  • Character Reference (A testimony written by the referee would be preferred, it would also need to include their Job title, contact number and email address (if they have a GDC registration number they must include this as well). Please note that the referee cannot be a family member. This person must have known you for at least 6 months or more.

There are a few other fees that are separate from the course fee. They are Deposit Fee and Awarding Body Registration Fee. There is also a fee for the BKSB Assessments:

  • Deposit Fee is £400.00
  • City and Guilds Awarding Body Registration Fee for Dental Nursing, Level 3 is £195.00 (this is included in the £400.00 deposit fee)
  • BKSB English and Maths Assessments £50.00 (£25.00 individually)

Yes, there are three different payment options:

  • One-off Payment
  • Two Instalments
  • Monthly Instalments (15 months)

Self-Funded (Bank Transfer, Direct Debit or Credit Card)

No, if you require a student visa to study in the UK or you are a tier 4 student. We are open to accepting applications from students who meet the following conditions:

UK and EU Students: We welcome applications from students who hold citizenship within the United Kingdom (UK) or any of the European Union (EU) member countries.

Valid Visa Holders: Additionally, we consider applicants who possess valid visas, such as:

Post-Study Visas: Students holding post-study visas, which allow them to remain in the UK after completing their studies.

Dependent Visas: Individuals on dependent visas of primary visa holders in the UK.

Settlement Status (Indefinite Leave to Remain): Applicants who have obtained Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) status in the UK.

All students must be 18 and over to study here at The Woolwich College

From the moment you submit your application, documents and pay the deposit fee it should take up to 2-3 weeks for you to be fully enrolled onto the course

It is not a requirement, but it may benefit you if you have some previous experience

After completing the course, students will be fully qualified Dental Nurses and be eligible to register with the GDC (General Dental Council). 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