• Health and Social Care

    NC Oral Health Care (Dental Nursing) Preparing for Practice

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2022

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For entry to this course you will require 3 National 5 qualifications.

What's Involved

If you are interested in a career in Dental Nursing, Oral Health or within Health and Social Care. This course can help you on your way. It offers you a broad perspective across key areas to prepare you for your next progression route or employment. This course develops your knowledge and understanding for working successfully in a Dental or Care setting.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:

  • Decontamination
  • First aid
  • Health and safety
  • Dental anatomy
  • Dental patient care
  • The clinical assessment of patients’ dental health
  • The safe handling of instruments, materials, and equipment used in dental practice

You’ll build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.

Go Anywhere

Successful completion of this course may provide progression opportunities to:

  • PDA in Dental Nursing*
  • SVQ in Dental Nursing*
  • Employment in the oral health care sector, perhaps as a trainee dental nurse*

*Subject to evidence of successful PVG


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Start Date

Aug 2022

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