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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code YDADENTL2
Awarding Body
Level Further Education
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

*Subject to approval*

This course is delivered in the NORDEC (Northern Dental Education Centre) at Bradford College.

This Level 2 course is for you if you are interested in starting a career in Dental Health in a customer facing role, or if you are thinking of becoming a Dental Nurse but are not yet ready to move onto the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

This course aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills, knowledge and relevant work experience.

This will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Dental Health industry.

Teaching will take place in the College and there will be the opportunity to have work experience in a dental setting.

What you'll study

The topics you will cover in this course include:

  • Communication skills
  • Dental practice reception skills
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Health and safety
  • Decontamination skills and duties

This course is taught in a variety of ways:

  • Classroom sessions
  • Work experience
  • Set tasks
  • The topics you will cover in this course include:

    • Communication skills
    • Dental practice reception skills
    • Infection prevention and control
    • Health and safety
    • Decontamination skills and duties
  • This course is taught in a variety of ways:

    • Classroom sessions
    • Work experience
    • Set tasks

Assessment

You will be assessed for this course by set tasks and exams.

Entry requirements

GCSE English
Grade D/3
GCSE Mathematics
Grade D/3

This qualification is suitable for you if you are 16 or older. No previous knowledge or experience in the sector is required.

You must be 16-18 to receive a funded place on this programme.

English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

For information about our student services, please click here.

How to apply

To enrol on a course, please get in touch.

Tel: 01274 088 088

Email: NORDEC@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Next steps

After successfully completing a Level 2 course, you can progress onto a Level 3 course and then Higher Education if you choose to. Our Dental qualifications provide you with a range of essential, technical and practical skills which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the dental health industry. Once you've successfully completed your study programme, you will be ready to pursue a career as a dental support worker, decontamination assistant, dental receptionist, or you could continue onto further training in the Dental Health Industry. A dental nurse can earn £18,800 - £30,100+ a year. A dental hygienist can earn £24,400 - £37,000+ per year. A dentist can earn £32,000 - £85,000+ per year. "The Course was a very informative insight to dentistry and the situations we would face. I personally think that it has given me an advantage when working in a dental practice as well as progressing to Level 3 which is an apprenticeship in dental nursing." Iram Hussain, Nordec Student

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Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees.

The amount depends on the course and on the number of hours. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

Student Finance

You may be entitled to financial support whilst you study. For more information, contact our Student Finance Team.

Tel: 01274 088 349 Email: studentfunding@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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