Diploma in Dental Nursing Course 4238-03 Level 3 City and Guilds

Step 1 – Enquire Now to check your eligibility with us.

Step 2 – Complete your course
application form.

Step 3 – Pay for the course
to reserve your seat.


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.
Next Intake 3rd Sept 2023
Subject area: Dental Nursing
City & Guilds number: 4238-03
Age group approved: 16+
Entry requirements: None
Assessment: Portfolio of evidence, Synoptic KnowledgeTest,
Grading: Pass
Cost  £3000 +VAT
City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (4238-03) Download PDF
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
dental setting
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.

Assessment units
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.

Are you unsure if our courses are right for you?

Our careers advisors are always on hand to offer advice and guidance to help you make the best decision to get ahead in your career.

Speak to one of our team today to find out more about your options on
020 3784 6005

Have questions to ask?

Call our dedicated team on the number below or email to find out about your next steps:

Email: info@presidencylondoncollege.ac.uk