Dental Nursing

HND Dental Nursing: Year 1


Course Full


This course will provide the underpinning knowledge, skills and expertise to enable registration with the General Dental Council.

Students will attend 4 days per week, 2 days in a dental placement and 2 days at College.  

In year 1 you will develop the skills required to work safely and effectively as a member of the dental team, this experience will support portfolio development which is a requirement of this qualification. In addition, knowledge will be developed via taught lessons in college and this will prepare you for the external assessment associated with year 1 of the HND Dental Nursing.     

Please note: A financial payment will be made by each learner as a contribution towards: PVGs, uniforms, immunisations, health clearance checks, kits and text books.

Course Information

Two Highers at Grade C or above, one of which should be English.

Participation at an information session, skills assessment and interview forms part of the selection criteria.

Your place on the course will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check in the form of an enhanced PVG.   

You will be required to be immunised in line with Occupational Health's recommendation.


The full range of subjects associated with dentistry to include; 

Disease prevention and treatment

Working within a dental team

Full range of dental treatments offered with dental practice

Working with a range of patients

Health and safety


Articulation onto year two of the Higher National Diploma in Dental Nursing or employment as a qualified dental nurse.

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