FD Dental Technology (1)

Start Date
Course Course
Science, Dental & Pharmacy
City Campus

About this Course

Validated by The University of Hull, this exciting full time course offers a practical focus on Dental Technology; allowing students to develop specialist skills in depth, whilst also gaining a broad, contextual understanding of the profession. Studied over two years (full-time), students will focus on the basic professional and practical skills required for success in the professions (such as basic anatomy for dentistry, public health and legislation) in the first year, then develop their theoretical knowledge and technical abilities (focusing on dental technology skills in a variety of areas) during the second year.

Key Units

Level 4 (Year One) 

Semester 1
  • Introduction to Dental Technology (20 credits)
  • Basic Dental Anatomy and Terminology (20 credits)
  • Dental Legislation and Professionalism (20 credits)
Semester 2
  • Introduction to Dental Material Sciences (20 credits)
  • Dental Technology Techniques: Removable Prosthesis (20 credits)
  • Dental Public Health and Professional Practice (20 credits)

Level 5 (Year 2)
Semester 1
  • Dental Biosciences and Anatomy (20 credits)
  • Dental Technology Techniques: Removable Prosthesis and Orthodontics (40 credits)
Semester 2
  • Dental Technology Techniques: Fixed Restorative (20 credits)
  • Advanced Dental Technology Techniques and Procedures (20 credits)
  • Dental Material Science (20 credits)
  • Work Based Project

Entry Requirements

  • 96 UCAS points from 3 A Levels
Please note that students with a BTEC grade of MMM or MMP will also be considered on the basis of a strong personal statement and interview. 

Future Opportunities

Graduates can progress in the role working in commercial or NHS environments.

Tell Me More

This exciting qualification offers a practical focus to Dental Technology, allowing students to develop specialist skills in depth whilst also gaining a broad, contextual understanding of the profession. Using a variety of techniques including workshops, seminars and guest lecturers, industry experts are collaboratively involved in the programme. The course encourages the development of practical skills in specialist areas including Complete/Partial Removable Prosthodontics, Fixed Restorative Prosthodontics and Orthodontics.

Level 4 (Year 1) will focus on academic, professional and basic practical skills necessary for success in the profession. Level 5 (Year 2) develops experience and further professional understanding in the manufacturing techniques and theoretical practices required.

Both years of the course are comprised of two semesters. In Semester 1 (September to January) students will study 8 modules ranging from 10 to 20 credits. In Semester 2 (January to May) students will study 6 modules, all 20 credit modules with the exception of Dental Technology Techniques – Removable Prosthesis and Orthodontics, which is a 40 credit module.

How to Apply
Please note that applications for this course should be made through UCAS.
UCAS Course Code: B840
College Institution Code: S22

Further Information
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here.

If you require additional information or have outstanding questions, please email course-enquiries@sheffcol.ac.uk or contact the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk, leaving your name, contact details and the title of the course you are interested in, together with a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, you can call the college on 0114 260 2600.

The Sheffield College is a registered provider with the Office for Students.

Validating Partner
This programme is validated by the University of Hull. To find out more about this partnership, click here

Terms and Conditions
You can find all of our university level policies, procedures and T&Cs here.

Extra Costs


Students will be expected to obtain appropriate PPE and a dental toolkit, which is expected to cost somewhere around £330.

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