Dental Technology Level 3

Start Date
Course Course
Science, Dental & Pharmacy
City Campus

About this Course

This two year qualification 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 upon successful completion of the qualification you will be able to call yourself a Dental Technician.

Key Units

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 City Campus. 

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, the following areas will also be covered:
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Dental Biomaterial Science
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Medical Emergencies
  • First Aid
  • Law and Ethics

Entry Requirements

Students should have 5 GCSEs grade A* - C / grade 4 or above (or equivalent alternatives), including English Language, Maths and Double Science.

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

Mature students aged 21+ without formal qualifications will also be considered on an individual basis.


  • Practical Assessment
  • Coursework

Where does this Lead

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
  • Other related degree level courses

Future Opportunities

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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.  

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