Part Time, Short Course

Subject Area


Start Date

Starts throughout the year

Course Length

6 Weeks





Course Level


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Who is this course for?

This programme is suitable for those who wish to seek employment in dental nursing or apply to study dental nursing at level 3.

What do you need to apply for the course?

This course is suitable for anyone aged 19 or over who is unemployed, eligible to work in the UK and who is claiming JSA or ESA (WRAG) or other benefits such as income support, housing, council tax, pension credit or an unwaged dependent. People aged 19 or over who are not in receipt of a benefit are also welcome to apply.

Anyone who falls outside of these categories is also welcome to contact the Pre-employment Team for details.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course aims to develop learners’ knowledge in the area of Prevention and Control of Infection and is designed to raise awareness of infection control, legislation and policies. Candidates will look at the methods of cleaning and waste disposal that help prevent the spread of infection, along with the personal protective equipment they should use for their own safety. This knowledge will be underpinned by an increased understanding of the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and ways in which they can be spread.

Ideally learners should have a relevant level 1 qualification.

How you will learn

This course is taught through classroom based theory lessons, interactive activities, group work and observations.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course, you could progress on to Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing or further study in the field, distance learning, an apprenticeship or employment in a dental practice, other health care or hospital setting.