Health & Social Care
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

You are currently working in a Dental Practice for a minimum of 16 hours per week. Or alternatively, you would like to pursue a more advanced study within:

Oral Health Education Sedation Nursing Orthodontic Nursing Dental Hygiene *Dental Therapy

You will have the opportunity to study the following compulsory syllabus as set by the National Examination Board for Dental Nursing:

Duties and role of Dental Surgery Assistant Reception, Clerical and Administration duties Anatomy & Physiology Pathology Microbiology Causes and prevention of Dental Diseases Sterilisation Instruments and Equipment Dental Anatomy and Physiology Dental Drugs and Materials Restorative Dentistry Orthodontics Anaesthetics Minor Oral Surgery Emergencies Dental Radiography Health and Safety at Work Act During the one-year course you will have the chance to visit a leading central London Dental Practice and experience the varied aspects of a progressive dental laboratory.

Entry Requirements

Working as a dental nurse - 30 Hours a week Potential of a job as a dental nurse (letter proof)

Assessment Method

There will be continuous assessments, which include:

Homework Mock Term Examinations Practical National Examination in November/May You have to complete a record of experience signed off by your employer. You may also need to have a number of work based observations and will need to sit final exams.

If you fail either sections of the exam [ written or OSCE ] you will need to return to the college for additional tuition to enable you to pass the re-sit exam . There will be a cost element for this tuition (TBC) plus the re-sit fees - written -£50.00 & OSCE - £200.00.

Progression Opportunities

Dental Nursing Management opportunities.

You could progress to: Higher Education e.g. Nurse Training Dental Hygiene / Therapy B.Ed. Employment in a related field

To continue developing your career in Dental Nursing.

Study Methods

Part-time evenings and there maybe daytime workplace assessment. You are required to take practical and theory exams on a Saturday at your own cost.

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and within the learning resource center.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.