Dental nursing programmes and qualifications
Details of qualifications leading to registration with the GDC as a dental nurse can be found in this section. You will also find the details of the schools which offer programmes in these qualifications.
Registering with the GDC
If you wish to register with us, please check your qualification is listed below. If it is, you can then apply for registration. If you hold an older qualification not listed below, please check our list of historic qualifications or contact us.
If you have qualified outside the UK, please follow your route to registration.
Under the details for each school are links to the most recent GDC inspection reports for each programme. Please note that the first report for a programme will not be published until the year the first cohort graduates, or later if an ongoing sufficiency decision cannot be given at that point. At the end of each report are observations received from the school on the contents of the report and any requirements and recommendations made by the GDC.
Dental Nursing Assistant Level 3/Dental Nursing Assistant
We have recently been receiving applications from those who have completed qualifications for dental nursing assistant or dental nursing assistant level 3. Please note that these qualifications are NOT eligible for registration as a dental nurse with the GDC. You must hold one of the qualifications listed below in order to apply for registration as a dental nurse.
If you have any queries, please contact us.
A new version of the programme has been approved by the Registrar and is being delivered by the school.
City and Guilds
City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (QCF)
(Delivered in England and Wales only)
National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)
National Diploma in Dental Nursing
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
SVQ in Dental Nursing at SCQF Level 7
Certificate of Higher Education in Dental Nursing
University of Northampton
Foundation Degree in Dental Nursing