Diploma in Dental Nursing Course 4238-03 Level 3 City and Guilds
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|Qualification number: 4238-03||Level: Level 3||Duration: 18 Months|
|Course Aim:||4238-03 Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing which is a standalone qualification for those learners who work outside of England, or where they do not wish to use the apprenticeship.|
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|Subject area:||Dental Nursing
|City & Guilds number:||4238-03|
|Age group approved:||16+|
|Assessment:||Portfolio of evidence, Synoptic KnowledgeTest,|
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Dental Nursing Level 3 4238-03 Course Units
|Unit 301||Preparing for professional practice in dental nursing|
|Unit 302||The impact of health and safety legislation on working practices in the
|Unit 303||Prevention and control of infection in the dental setting|
|Unit 304||Dental and regional anatomy, oral health assessments and treatment planning|
|Unit 305||Recognising and supporting actions during first aid and medical emergencies|
|Unit 306||The safe use of ionising radiation to produce quality radiographic images|
|Unit 307||Provide support for the control of periodontal disease and caries, and the restoration of cavities|
|Unit 308||Provide support during the stages of prosthetic treatments|
|Unit 309||Provide support during the stages of endodontic procedures|
|Unit 310||Provide support during extractions and minor oral surgery|
|Unit 311||Scientific and practical information to support the patients oral and physical health|
Who is the qualification for?
This qualification has been designed specifically as a standalone qualification for those learners wishing to apply to the General Dental Council (GDC) professional register as dental nurses, once they have achieved the qualification. It is anticipated that this qualification will be available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Dental Nursing. The content covers and is mapped to the GDC Learning Outcomes for Dental Nurses and relevant National Occupational Standards This qualification is approved by the GDC.
What opportunities for progression are there?
This qualification allows candidates to make an application to enter the General Dental Council professional register as a Dental Nurse. After being accepted onto the register, the candidate is then recognised as a qualified and competent dental nurse.
On gaining further experience as a dental nurse, the candidate may then progress onto the following City & Guilds qualifications:
- 6317 Assessment qualifications
- 6502 Education and Training qualifications
- ILM Coaching and Mentoring qualifications
- ILM Leadership and Management qualifications
How do i achieve dental nursing qualification?
To achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing, learners must achieve all of the evidence requirements in all of the units plus be successful in the Synoptic Knowledge Test.
There must be evidence of a minimum of six observations of practice in the workplace, which can be holistic in nature and cover a number of units across the qualification.
At least three of these must be carried out by the assessor, the remaining three may be carried out by an Expert Witness.
All of the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria in each unit must be evidenced to reflect the unit evidence requirements, excepting those identified as being assessed in the Synoptic Test. Assessment Criteria assessed in the Synoptic test are clearly identified in each unit. The content of these should be delivered during the teaching and learning programme.
Learners should be advised to provide evidence of their learning for these Assessment Criteria which can then be used as revision materials to help prepare for the Synoptic Test.
|031||Portfolio of evidence
(portfolio meeting all evidence requirements of units 301-311)
|030||Synoptic Knowledge Test (evolve)
(externally marked multiple-choice evolve test)
|035||Synoptic Knowledge Test Re-sit (evolve)
(externally marked multiple-choice evolve test)
Mapping to the National Occupational Standards and the General Dental Council Learning Outcomes is provided in Appendix 3.
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