Dental Nursing

Aspiration Training (Wales) Ltd is pleased to announce the introduction of the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.  An experienced and highly qualified team have come together to create a specialist unit for the delivery of this new programme.

The qualification is designed for dental nurses and focuses on direct chair-side work and support during a range of dental treatments.  The duration of the programme is 18 months and learners will attain several important skills in addition to the Diploma through attending in-centre workshops and undertaking field-based assessments.

The course

  • 18 month programme with no previous qualifications required
  • Workshops available in Cardiff and Swansea
  • Work-based learning and assessments
  • 1 day per fortnight in interactive workshops for 8 months
  • 1 assessment visit per month for remaining 10 months
  • Full learning support including a textbook and internet access

Summary of key units for QCF Level 3 Diploma:

  • Health and safety
  • Principles of dental nursing
  • Production of dental images
  • Non-surgical endodontic treatment
  • Teeth extraction and minor surgery
  • Instruments, equipment, procedures and environment
  • Emergency first aid skills
  • Oral health
  • Dental radiography
  • Provision of prostheses
  • Infection control

Principle benefits of the apprenticeship programme

  • Professional competency and assurance of ‘best practice’
  • Improved care for patients
  • Enhanced motivation and loyalty