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Part-time Level Certificate in Dental Radiography

Course Name 
Part-time Level Certificate in Dental RadiographyAvailable for Enquiries
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Course Details
Location Workplace
Location Online
Start Date Various
Duration 6 full days spread across 6 - 8 months dependant on the academic calendar
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body NEBDN
 
Course Overview

The Certificate in Dental Radiography is a qualification for dental nurses, therapists and hygienists who are required to x-ray patients under the prescription of a dentist.  The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 (IR(ME)R 2018) require all operators who are involved in x-raying patients to be adequately trained to ensure the radiographs produced are of optimum diagnostic quality and expose both patients and staff to the minimum possible radiation dose. 

An essential programme for dental nurses, therapists or hygienists commonly delegated responsibility for radiography, this course provides training at the highest possible level and is available only through approved centres.

What you will Study

The course is set at an academic level which has been equated to a level 4. 

You will receive theoretical training by attendance at taught sessions delivered via MS Teams. In addition to this, you will be expected to complete a four-part record of competence.  The topics you will cover include: -

Radiation physics
Principles of imaging
Radiation protection
Apparatus and equipment
Dental films and processing
Film handling
Fundamentals of radiological anatomy
X-ray practice and interpretation

How you will Learn

You will receive theoretical training by attendance at taught sessions delivered via MS Teams and you will be required to complete a four-part record of experience. Lectures, assignments and practical simulations are an integral part of this course.

You will also be required to complete a record of practical competencies set out by NEBDN over a 12-week period of time.

How you will be Assessed

The course is set at an academic level which has been equated to a level 4.  You will receive theoretical training by attendance at formally taught sessions. In addition to this, you will be expected to complete a four-part record of competence.

In addition to the record of competence, there will also be a 90-minute examination consisting of single best answer multiple choice questions and extended matching questions.

Entry Requirements

You must:
• Be a qualified dental nurse
• Be registered with the General Dental Council
• Have the written support of your employer who will be required to allow time and access for training and validate workplace activities for the portfolio of experience.

You must also be able to meet all practical requirements of the record of competence as set by NEBDN (Further information on these can be requested from j.smart@wakefield.ac.uk)

Attendance Expectations Mandatory attendance at all six full days.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2022/23

The course cost is TBC subject to NEBDN fee changes

Further Study The qualification is essential for those required to take radiographs in the workplace or wishing to progress onto dental therapy and hygiene courses. Why not consider other continuing professional development courses offered by Wakefield College? Please visit our website for a full list of training courses or contact the Business Development Team on 01924 789469.
Career Opportunities CPD is now an essential part of your career as a dental care professional. This course will help you keep your skills up to date and contribute towards CPD hours.
How to Apply

Please complete a part time application form.

If you require an application form, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01924 789469 or email apprenticeships@wakefield.ac.uk

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Information last amended: 09 September 2022 10:41

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