CACHE/NCFE Dental Nursing Diploma | AcePace Training

CACHE/NCFE Dental Nursing Diploma

25th May 2024
1 Year


London, Wimbledon   View map



Course Specification

Course duration: 12 months of Part-time
Course fee: GBP 2299.00 (excludes exam fees payable to CACHE)
Course Booking Fee: GBP 299.99 (deducted from total fee)
Interest-free monthly installment plan available
Course Material: Textbook and timetable will be provided on the first day of the course.
Exam fee: £225 will be charged at the point of learner registration with CACHE + admin fee

Course Description:

This is a 12 months course which runs for 4 hrs fortnightly in a classroom-based environment located in South West London.

The qualification is assessed both internally via assessment tasks and observations, and externally at the dental practice through clinical assessments by our experienced dental assessors. There are two online multiple-choice exams taken at the center (no practical exam).

You will also be required to work on a portfolio consisting of 17 units. To complete the portfolio, you should be working in a dental practice as a trainee dental nurse for a minimum of 16 hours a week.

On successful completion of the portfolio and both exams, you will get a qualification certificate from the examining body CACHE & NCFE, which allows you to register with GDC and become a registered Dental Care Professional (DCP).

Who is CACHE & NCFE?

CACHE is the UK’s leading sector specialist and is the awarding body for the Level 3 Diploma in Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing.

What is the Level 3 Diploma in Principles and Practice of Dental Nursing?

This qualification focuses on direct chair-side work and support during a range of dental treatments. When successfully achieved leads to registration with GDC (General Dental Council) and gives you a better career prospect.

What will you study in this course?

You will be covering 17 modules in areas such as:

  • Understanding ethics and professionalism in dental nursing
  • Preparing and maintaining environments, instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedures
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Oral Diseases
  • Dental Radiography
  • Prosthodontics
  • Extractions
  • Restorative dentistry
  • First Aid essentials

What can you achieve after successfully completing this qualification?

  • Gain GDC registration
  • Earn better wages
  • Post-registration courses and become a specialist nurse
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Therapist
  • Specialist in Dental Radiography
  • Pursue your career and become a Dentist

What will be your roles as a Dental Nurse?

  • Set up for each patient, providing the Dentist with the correct equipment and instruments
  • Assist the Dentist during treatment by passing relevant instruments and equipment, aspirating and retracting if necessary
  • Prepare and mix materials
  • Write patient notes correctly and efficiently as dictated by the Dentist
  • Monitor the patient as of entering the room, during treatment and as they leave the surgery
  • Offer support and reassurance to patients
  • Carry out stock control

If and when a Dental Nurse works on reception, duties may involve:

  • Greeting patients and checking them in
  • Answering the phone and interacting with patients
  • Booking appointments
  • Taking payments
  • Liaising with laboratories and referral practices/hospitals

Why Choose AcePace?

  • Introduction to Dental Nursing is free with this course worth £100.00
  • Interview and personality development workshop is free with this course worth £125.00
  • Free BLS/CPR course
  • Mock Exams and revision classes
  • Book and Other Learning Materials are free and within the course fee
  • In-house recruitment team can assist students will finding placements

What you need to start Dental Nursing?

  • Get enrolled on an accredited Dental Nurse Course: Please be aware that it is mandatory to be on a training course
  • Before you can start working as a Trainee Dental Nurse. You can enroll on our courses after successfully passing the initial assessment test
  • Have your Hepatitis B vaccination
  • A valid proof of ID
  • A valid visa with permission to work in the UK for non-resident students
  • National Insurance number


  • You can receive a gift voucher if you refer another candidate who registers with us and pays the fee.
  • Group discounts available

Terms and conditions apply.

London Based

All our classes are in London; Less than 5 min walk from South Wimbledon Tube Station


We strive our best to achieve 100% Pass Rate & Placements

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