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Dental Development Programme - Short Course 2021
 
Course Level Requirements  
Entry Requirement Summary: Applicants must have a recognised Dental Nursing or Dental Technician qualification and registration with the General Dental Council, with evidence of continual professional development.
Course specific requirements: All shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks before starting the course.
Admissions test required? No
Audition required? No
Criminal check (DBS) required? Yes
Criminal check (DBS) further details: Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course.
Health checks required? Yes
Health checks further details: Applicants must pass Occupational Health check before starting the course.
Interview required? Yes
Interview further details: All shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview.
Portfolio required? No
Other required? No
   
GCSEs  
GCSE subjects and grades required: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English, Mathematics and Science.
   
Key/Functional Skills  
Are Key Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
Are Functional Skills acceptable in lieu of GCSEs? Yes
   
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Qualifications  
GCE A/AS level  
  Advanced Subsidiary
    Not accepted
  A level
    Not accepted
BTEC (QCF)  
  Subsidiary Diploma
    Not accepted
  Diploma
    Not accepted
  Extended Diploma
    Not accepted
BTEC (RQF)  
  National Extended Certificate
    Not accepted
  National Diploma
    Not accepted
  National Extended Diploma
    Not accepted
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)  
Acceptability: Not acceptable
Welsh Baccalaureate (Core plus Principal Learning)  
Acceptability: Not acceptable
   
Scottish Qualifications  
Scottish Higher  
    Not accepted
   
Scottish Advanced Higher  
   
Other UCAS Tariff Qualifications  
Irish Leaving Certificate  
Acceptability: Not acceptable
   
Irish Leaving Certificate (New grading scheme from 2017)  
International Baccalaureate  
   
Extended Project Qualification  
    Not accepted
   
Cambridge Pre-U Diploma  
   
English Language Requirements  
International English Language Testing System:  
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CAE score of 67 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken before January 2015):  
An overall CPE score of 51 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015):  
An overall score of 185 with no component score less than 176.
Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT:  
100 with a minimum of 24 in Reading, 23 in Listening, 25 in Speaking and 24 in Writing
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE):  
An overall score of 68 with a minimum of 61 in each skill.
HKDSE English Language Examination:  
An overall score of 5* with a minimum of 4 in each component.
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE):  
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
European Baccalaureate English Language 1:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 1.
European Baccalaureate English Language 2:  
A minimum of 7.0 in the European Baccalaureate English Language 2.
   
Other Qualifications  
  N/A