City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Dental Nursing

For anyone over the age of 18, the City & Guilds Course from the Dental Nursing Academy is a great way to begin a worthwhile career in professional dental care. This course is a 12-month course and is a stand-alone qualification that is the perfect foundation for furthering an enjoyable and successful dental care career with salaries starting at £18,000 per annum. Further training dental nurses can earn up to £28,000 per annum.

What is involved in the City & Guilds Course with our academy?

  • The City & Guilds Diploma course requires training in the workplace, and thus a placement at a dental surgery is necessary. Students can find their own placement or can alternatively contact our recruitment team.
  • It is a requirement for students to work in a dental practice as a trainee dental nurse for a minimum of 16 hours a week, you can either work part-time or full-time. The combination of theory and chairside practice results in considerably higher pass marks and well-grounded future dental care professionals.
  • Regular clinical assessments are carried out in the work placement and are overseen by Our qualified assessors.
  • One multiple choice exam must be completed. Short assignments must be written throughout the duration of the course.
  • Unlike the NEBDN diploma that have two set times for exams with City & Guilds we can allocate your exams throughout the year.


Subjects covered in the City & Guilds Diploma:

  • Preparing for professional practice in dental nursing
  • The impact of health and safety legislation on working practices in the dental setting
  • Prevention and control of infection in the dental setting
  • Dental and regional anatomy, oral health assessments and treatment planning
  • Recognizing and supporting actions during first aid and medical emergencies
  • The safe use of ionising radiation to produce quality radiographic images
  • Provide support for the control of periodontal disease and caries, and the restoration of cavities
  • Provide support during the stages of prosthetic treatments
  • Provide support during the stages of endodontic procedures
  • Provide support during extractions and minor oral surgery
  • Scientific and practical information to support the patient’s oral and physical health

After your studies

Upon completion of your 12 month City & Guilds Diploma course with the great career opportunities open up. All candidates who pass the course can register with the General Dental Council to enhance and improve job prospects and career advancement.

Course Summary

  • Designed to last a minimum of 12 months and covers 11 modules
  • Observations in dental settings
  • 1 multiple choice exam

Interested to become a Dental nurse?