This course is aimed at those who wish to gain experience and a qualification in the field of Dental Technology. This is a 1 year part time course and requires attendance of one day a week.
On passing this 1 year course, the learner may progress onto the Extended Diploma (which is a further 2 years part time) in order to gain the full registerable qualification.
Part time learners will be required to be in full employment in a Dental Laboratory. We will ask you to bring a letter from your employer prior to enrolment as proof of employment. The course is approved by the General Dental Council. Our learners study the theory and manufacture of dental appliances. The lessons take place in well-equipped dental laboratories on our campus at Clapham Common. With the support of our well qualified and experienced specialist teachers, you will learn the theoretical aspect and practical work of prosthodontics, basic orthodontics and crown & bridge work. During year 1, you will complete 5 units, covering: dental anatomy, dental materials, health & safety, Law and Ethics.
Assessment of the course is carried out through written assignments and practical work.
Our minimum entry criteria may be altered at any stage up to and including enrolment. All offers are subject to a successful interview and completion of an initial and diagnostic assessment.
For some of the programmes we offer you will require:
5 GCSE qualifications at grade A*- C or 9 - 4 including English and /or maths, or equivalent level 2 vocational qualification at merit or above (or pass if equivalent level 2 vocational qualification if pass or fail only).
Working at Level 2 English and Maths,
Additionally you will take Manual dexterity tests,
As a part time applicants must be employed in a dental laboratory, a letter from an employer should be shown during the interview.
Please enquire for more information.
Employment in a Dental Lab or Hospital. Possible progression to Foundation degree level in Dental Technology.
Awarding body, assessment method and more
General Dental technology.
Assignments and practical work.
Hand tools and lab coat, access to internet and own computer.
Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)