Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    Hi everyone, this is my first post on TSR, so please bear with me.

    I am a qualified dental nurse, hoping to go on to study Dental Hygiene at university. I have three A-C A levels already (Sociology, History, and Psychology), but all universities offering the course require A level Biology too, so I'm now studying it in my spare time. However, due to this, I have no support from a school/college or anything like that.

    I have no idea when I'm supposed to apply for the courses. I have spoken to a hygienist at my practice and she said she applied before her A levels exams as they went by predicted grades, but I doubt I'll be getting predicated grades due to studying at home. I'm really confused and have no idea where to start, any help from anyone who is on the course, or is applying for it, would be really helpful
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    Very Important Poster
    (Original post by Sophie5993)
    Hi everyone, this is my first post on TSR, so please bear with me.

    I am a qualified dental nurse, hoping to go on to study Dental Hygiene at university. I have three A-C A levels already (Sociology, History, and Psychology), but all universities offering the course require A level Biology too, so I'm now studying it in my spare time. However, due to this, I have no support from a school/college or anything like that.

    I have no idea when I'm supposed to apply for the courses. I have spoken to a hygienist at my practice and she said she applied before her A levels exams as they went by predicted grades, but I doubt I'll be getting predicated grades due to studying at home. I'm really confused and have no idea where to start, any help from anyone who is on the course, or is applying for it, would be really helpful
    You mean the 27 month course that gives you the Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy?

    https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dentalsc...duate/ht#tab03
    https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly...18June2017.pdf
    https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly...onForm2018.pdf
    Using this as an example.

    The closing date is 29.9.17 for April 2018 start.

    You would get your A level result sometime in August, so you need to be submitting it within a few weeks of those. Theres no reason you cnat submit it on the day of your results and just fill in the A level grade on the day.

    Note application for such a course is not through UCAS so you are going to have to check with individual dental schools or the one you are interested. That way you can ask their advice as to the optimal time and make sure you dont miss any deadline. GL.
 
 
 

University open days

  1. University of Edinburgh
    All Departments Undergraduate
    Sat, 22 Sep '18
  2. University of Exeter
    Undergraduate Open Days - Penryn Campus Undergraduate
    Sat, 22 Sep '18
  3. Loughborough University
    General Open Day Undergraduate
    Sat, 22 Sep '18
Poll
Which accompaniment is best?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.