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The Principles And Practices Of Dental Nursing – CACHE Level 3 Diploma – What Students Can Expect


If you're 18 or over and would like to kick start a career in the dental care industry then this CACHE Level 3 diploma in the principles and practices of dental nursing is for you. This is a 12 month course which is delivered as a stand alone qualification. (For the equivalent apprenticeship course see the CACHE Dental Nursing Apprenticeship page on this site).


Upon successful completion students will obtain a nationally recognised dental nursing qualification allowing them to go out and practice as a qualified dental nurse. They can also apply for registration with the General Dental Council (GDC). In addition, qualification also provides students with a foundation enabling them to register for higher diploma or degree level courses if they choose to. These include industry specific trades such as a:


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So why choose the Dental Nursing Academy for your CACHE Level 3 Diploma?


Tapping into a wealth of dental care experience we provide the highest standards of teaching  needed for a career in the dental care sector. Our commitment to providing only the highest calibre of dental nurses is reflected in our unwavering pledge to nurture and support every student we teach. This is reflected in our high pass rates which are well in excess of 90%.


What's more, we operate flexible payment plans and funding is also available for students aged 19 and over, so you can concentrate on getting your qualifications without having to worry about the cost implications. Finally, we also have our very own in-house recruitment team who are highly adept at finding work placements and eventually employment. 


So what does the course involve?


Students are expected to train in a 'real work' environment and as such, they'll need to be working in an existing dental practice role. However this is something our in-house recruitment team can assist with. It's recommended that students are in the practice for a minimum of 16 hours per week and the remainder of the time is spent in the class room learning theory-based subjects. This is designed to accompany the hands-on practical learning which is taught chair side in the dental practice.


Students can also expect regular clinical assessments in their place of work by our highly experienced dental assessors. This is followed by two multiple choice exams (50 questions in each). Throughout the year trainees can also expect to complete a series of regular short assignments and unlike the NEBDN equivalent course, exams can take place at any time.

Training encompasses a wide range of subjects over 17 modules focusing on core areas such as:


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So what can you expect upon completion?


Qualified dental nurses are very much in demand so even if you don't have a permanent position by the end of the course, our recruitment team will pull out all the stops to help you find one. Once in a role you can expect to earn around £14,000 - £16000 per annum depending upon age and with several years of experience under your belt, that can increase to around £18000 - £22,000. Dental nurse specialists and team leaders can earn up to £27,600, so the potential to earn good money is there.


Course Summary


The Dental Nursing Academy provides some of the best training in the industry and we'll train and support you while you complete your Level 3 Diploma in the Principles And Practices Of Dental Nursing. The course itself is:


tick.png  Open for those aged 18 and over with student funding available for those over the age of 19

tick.png  Designed to last a minimum of 12 months and covers 17 modules

tick.png  Modelled to give students a good grounding in the world of dental nursing

tick.png  Structured in such a way that it covers specific areas such as chair side treatments, ethics, professionalism, and communication


This level 3 diploma course is suitable for anyone looking for a career in the dental care industry and wanting to train as a dental nurse. At the end of the course successful candidates receive a nationally recognised qualification and possible registration with the GDC. 


If you're seeking a rewarding job with good career prospects and would like to train as a dental nurse, then come and talk to us about our Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. There are limited spaces and places are filling up fast so don't delay. Contact us on 020 3875 0569 or email us at Remember in as little as 12 months from now you could be doing something you really love, so why wait? Get in touch today! 



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First Aid Course

Dental Nurses must complete training on basic life support and CPR as part of their training
A Basic Frist Aid course is offered FREE for all Dental Nursing Academy students





FREE English Classes

Dental Nursing Academy also supports students who require help in English reading and writing with complimentary classes every week.

This will aid in progression in Diploma in Dental Nursing.