Learning outcomes and behaviours

We developed a new Safe Practitioner framework using feedback from our consultation in 2022-23.  

You can download the consultation outcome report to read the feedback we received from both stakeholders and dental professionals. 

The Safe Practitioner

The Safe Practitioner is a framework of behaviours and outcomes for dental professional education. We are working with education providers to transition over to the new learning outcomes, which will take effect from September 2025. The revised learning outcomes and behaviours for each profession can be downloaded below: 

By the academic year 2030/31, all education providers will be mapped against the Safe Practitioner framework. 

If you have any questions about the transition plans or the support that can be provided, please contact the GDC’s Education Quality Assurance team