Level 3 in Dental Nursing Entry Requirements

Level 3 in Dental Nursing is a nationally recognised qualification and is designed to prepare you to work as a dental nurse. After successful completion will enable you to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) and practice
as a qualified Dental Nurse. You do not need any previous experience to join this NCFE CACHE accredited Dental Education Lead college.


Why choose CACHE NCFE?

“We’re an approved End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) specialising in EPA delivery across health, education and care, and business apprenticeship standards. We offer flexible and reliable EPA solutions supported by sector
expertise, guidance documents and proactive service and support” NCFE 

To get enrolled on the NCFE accredited Dental Nurse Course you must meet the following entry requirements criteria:

This Dental Nursing course is appropriate for learners aged 16+ and over. A valid visa with permission to work in the United Kingdom (non-UK resident students). National Insurance Number.

There are no formal entry or academic qualifications required. Learners enrolling on this course will be required to be fully vaccinated against Hepatitis B. All those working in NHS settings and in private health care settings learners
that have to undertake a placement as part of their course will need to be fully vaccinated. Criminal Records Declaration (DBS/Disclosure).

Learners will need to be working or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills. It is recommended that a minimum of 16 hours per week be spent in a real work environment. The Course duration –
12 months. 

A virtual classroom without walls  

Online One-to-one weekly lessons take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ on our teaching platform. You can study with us from anywhere in the UK. without having to spend time and money on commuting. Perfect if you are looking to combine
good quality education with a busy lifestyle. 

Learners must achieve a pass or distinction in the two external assessment tests to register for the General Dental Council (GDC) 

Multiple-Choice Test

This is a closed-book test and will be 90 minutes and consist of 45 multiple-choice questions.

Observation in Practice

The Observation will last for 60 minutes to check knowledge and understanding relating to the skills and behaviours observed. 

Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence 

The learner will use the Portfolio of Evidence as a reference to support their answers. The interview is 40 minutes following the Observation in Practice, which will access the knowledge, skills and behaviours identified in the assessment

On completion of the Dental Nurser End-Point Assessment (EPA) the learner can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse. 

What next ?

Explore the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) industry guides on Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, Oral Health Science, Orthodontic Therapy and Dental Education Programmes to get into teaching. No matter which field
you plan to pursue, you can find jobs that are rewarding and enjoyable based on your particular interests. Please check UCAS link