FD Dental Technology (1)

Start Date
Course Course
Science, Dental & Pharmacy
City Campus

About this Course

Validated by The Open University, this exciting 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)
  • Introduction to Advanced Techniques (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. 

Where does this Lead

The course is aimed at a natural progression to the BSc Dental Technology top up course which will be offered by the college from 2019/20.

Future Opportunities

Alternatively, graduates can progress in the role working in commercial or NHS environments.

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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.

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 between £200 - £250. 

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