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Dental Technology Extended Diploma Level 3
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment 
Level:
Area:
Science, Dental & Pharmacy 
Course Code:
CFNDT1 
 
Entry Requirements
Students should have 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C+ including English, Maths and a Science subject, with Art or Technology being desirable but not essential.  

A relevant level 2/3 in Dental Nursing, Health and Social care or other qualifications; at a similar or higher level are acceptable.  

Mature students aged 21 or over without formal qualifications will also be considered.
 
 

Dental Technology Extended Diploma Level 3

This two year course is highly popular and is approved by the General Dental Council, often leading straight into employment. You will study dental prosthetics, orthodontics and fixed prosthodontics, and on successful completion of the course you will be able to call yourself a Dental Technician.


About the Course

Dental Technology is one of the colleges’ flagship courses and is a very popular course which attracts students throughout the UK. 

This is a two year full time course leading to a recognised and General Dental Council approved qualification allowing the successful student to register with the G.D.C. and carry out the profession of a Dental Technician. The qualification is equivalent to three A levels. 

The course is taught by experienced, qualified and G.D.C. registered dental technology tutors in our new and fully equipped Dental Technology laboratories situated at the Sheffield College City Campus. 

The course leads directly to employment and is a qualification required along with registration to use the title of Dental Technician and to gain employment as a Dental Technician.


Key Units

Students study the principles and practical techniques of making appliances in the three primary areas of:

* Prosthetics – Full and Partial Dentures. 

* Orthodontics – Straightening and re-positioning teeth. 

* Fixed Prosthodontics – Restoration of natural teeth. 

In addition the associated areas of Dental Public Health, Dental Anatomy, Dental Biomaterial Science, Advanced Techniques, Medical Emergencies, First Aid, Law and Ethics will be studied.



Entry Requirements

Students should have 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C+ including English, Maths and a Science subject, with Art or Technology being desirable but not essential.  

A relevant level 2/3 in Dental Nursing, Health and Social care or other qualifications; at a similar or higher level are acceptable.  

Mature students aged 21 or over without formal qualifications will also be considered.


Assessment

Practical Assessment and Coursework


Future Opportunities

Most students will go straight into employment as dental technicians; however, students with good grades can apply to university to study Dental Therapy, Dental Technology or another qualification at Degree level.


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Work placement. 

The college will normally arrange suitable work placements with dental laboratories in the surrounding or suitable areas. Students may arrange their own work placement but the college will need to visit and approve the laboratory providing the placement.