Course Information 

Ident training is committed to providing training to both aspiring & experienced dental nurses in order that they can register with the general dental council as dental care professionals. More importantly, we aim to provide the knowledge and training that allows nurses to be an asset to their practice and be ‘fit for purpose’. 

We have developed a comprehensive training programme delivered in a wide range of formats:- distance learning, study guides, tutorials, weekly online lectures. Enrolment is on a rolling format at any time throughout the year the qualification accredited by the Scottish qualification authority (SQA).

On successful completion of the course and final independent exam, the dental nurse will be fully qualified having achieved Level 3 SVQ in Dental Nursing and Personal Development Award in Dental Nursing. 

The candidate requires to compile a portfolio of evidence from 11 SVQ Units and assessed for 4 PDA Units, in addition to the final independent examination. Candidates will be observed within the workplace to assess skills and abilities against the standards set by SQA The duration of the course is between 12 and 15 months.

Candidates must be employed in a dental environment in order to gain the practical experience required. 

Course Modules 

ENTOA - Ensure your own actions reduce the risk to health& safety 

OH1 - Prepare & maintain environments,instruments and equipment for clinical dental procedures 

OH2 - Offer information and support to individuals on the protection of their oral health 

OH3 - Provide chair side support during the assessment of patients’ oral health 

OH4 - Contribute to the production of dental radiographs 

OH5 - Provide chair side support during the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries and the restoration of cavities 

OH6 - Provide chair side support during the provision of fixed and removable appliances

OH7 - Provide chair side support during non surgical endodontic treatment

OH8 - Provide chair side support during the extraction of teeth and minor surgery 

CHS36 - Provide basic life support

L&D10 - Reflect and develop your practice 

The PDA provides evidence of the knowledge and understanding of the qualification. Each of the written assessments cover aspects of the above units. The Final Assessment being the independent examination.