NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing

This qualification enables a Dental Nurse to register with the General Dental Council.

As with all National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), much of the learning takes place in the work place and through work-based assessments. In addition, candidates are required to undertake a knowledge based test, known as the VRQ. The off-the-job training element of the programme is delivered through our especially designed tutoring sessions at Learn-Kit, distance learning materials and our “Moodle”.

The main units of the NVQ include the following:

  • Ensure your own actions reduce the risk to health and safety
  • Reflect on and develop your practice
  • Provide Basic Life Support
  • Prepare and maintain environments, instruments and equipment for clinical dental procedures
  • Offer information and support to individuals on the protection of their oral health
  • Provide chair side support during the assessment of patients’ oral health
  • Contribute to the production of dental radiographs
  • Provide chair side support during the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries and the restoration of cavities
  • Provide chair side support during the provision of fixed and removable appliances
  • Provide chair side support during non surgical endodontic treatment
  • Provide chair side support during the extraction of teeth and minor surgery.

This learning programme/qualification is available privately and for eligible candidates in Wales, through a Modern Apprenticeship Programme funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. Candidates must be working in a Dental Practice to be able to complete the qualification.

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The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes. Led by the Welsh Government, are supported by teh European Social Fund

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