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Foundation Degree Sc / Higher Apprenticeship

Dental Technology

Career Progression Dental Technician Average wage ÂŁ27,417

Who is this course for? This programme is specifically tailored to meet your professional and personal development needs, giving opportunities to explore new technologies that will inform your career aspirations. Your programme will educate, challenge and stimulate your academic development.

In the following years, you will build on these themes by studying and developing your work based competency in fixed and removable prosthodontics. These modules require you to practice your skills development and produce appliances that are fit for purpose. The behaviours and regulatory demands needed to be a successful dental care professional are delivered in the professional practice module.

What qualifications or experience do I need?

How will I be assessed?

Applicants are expected to have successfully completed a Level 3 qualification in maths, English or a Science subject, including 5 GCSEs at grade C (4/5) or above (or equivalent). Students will be required to attend an interview and undertake a manual dexterity test. Alternatively, applications are encouraged from individuals with a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Technology with a Merit grade. Applicants from other dental team roles will be considered who can present evidence of Level 3 qualifications.

You will be assessed through a range of assessment methods. The programme requires the completion of two work specific modules that have been designed to ensure that all practical aspects of dental technology are developed and that you gain the skills and knowledge required to be a competent and safe starter in practice. This course is designed to meet the learning outcomes required by the General Dental Council.

What will I study?

Level 5 FdSc / Higher Apprenticeship in Dental Technology.

You will learn the fundamental aspects of oral anatomy and physiology and its influence on dental appliance design. You will also be introduced to basic dental technology techniques which involves the construction of simple dental appliances from each dental technology discipline. Further theoretical development is built in a dental biomaterials module which is directly linked to the materials used on your practical projects.

Key Facts Duration: 3 years How to apply: Via UCAS

What qualifications could I achieve?

What can the course lead to? The course will help you to develop the professional skills and knowledge required to compete in the dental technology employment market, as well as to prepare for higher education progression with the option to continue studying for a full BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology. In addition, graduates have the potential to progress to postgraduate study at MSc and PhD level.

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