Entry requirements for Dental Hygiene & Therapy courses ??

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Hi ! I’m a newly qualified dental nurse and considering applying for the dental hygiene & therapy course after I get a few post qualifications under my belt! Just wondering if anybody knew what qualifications most universities require to start the course ?? I have my level 3 diploma in dental nursing & am thinking of going back to college to complete biology & chemistry at A level, however is this always necessary or do some universities allow access to the course with other qualifications ?? Any help would be appreciated as I would absolutely love to go into hygiene & don’t know where to start after looking at several universities !!
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Most unis allow Level 3 dental nursing in lieu of an A-Level. You’ll still need a B in bio plus another A-Level at A/B depending on the uni
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I was a qualified dental nurse and did an access course through distance learning. That meets the entry requirements for virtually all universities and it allows you to still work at the same time rather than taking time off to go back to college x
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(Original post by flr0922)
I was a qualified dental nurse and did an access course through distance learning. That meets the entry requirements for virtually all universities and it allows you to still work at the same time rather than taking time off to go back to college x
Hi please could you provide me with some advice i've pm'd you if thats ok xx
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m also with the same confusion..but as my research the uni are looking for access course if u dont 've gcse or a level and some sedation , implant or orthodontic qualified courses...
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m also with the same confusion..but as my research the uni are looking for access course if u dont 've gcse or a level and some sedation , implant or orthodontic qualified courses...
you can do access course as long as you’ve been out of education for 2/3 years, i had gcses and A-levels but not the right ones for this course so i did an access course. Hope that helps?
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Are you currently at uni ?
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A GDC recognised Dental Nurse qualification plus two A levels including Biology or a Biology based Access course would be fine for Bristol - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...SAAEgJ72PD_BwE
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(Original post by Leyash)
Are you currently at uni ?
If you meant me, yes x
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(Original post by fayeb_036)
Hi ! I’m a newly qualified dental nurse and considering applying for the dental hygiene & therapy course after I get a few post qualifications under my belt! Just wondering if anybody knew what qualifications most universities require to start the course ?? I have my level 3 diploma in dental nursing & am thinking of going back to college to complete biology & chemistry at A level, however is this always necessary or do some universities allow access to the course with other qualifications ?? Any help would be appreciated as I would absolutely love to go into hygiene & don’t know where to start after looking at several universities !!
Hey did you apply for the course? Just found this post as iv'e been trying to find out the same as you! Would love to know how you got on
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Hi, sorry for the random message. I am a qualified dental nurse and I have a post qualification as an OHE, I am eager to become and dental hygienist / therapist however I think I need to do an access course as I don’t have the science qualifications the unis would like. What access course did you do please? And what universities did you apply to? Thank you 🙂
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I was a qualified dental nurse and did an access course through distance learning. That meets the entry requirements for virtually all universities and it allows you to still work at the same time rather than taking time off to go back to college x
hi there.i was thinking of doing the access course in science as well as i m an international student from hongkong. My grades were not that great.Plus i am a dental nurse right now.Do you think this will be enought to get me into the program?
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I was a qualified dental nurse and did an access course through distance learning. That meets the entry requirements for virtually all universities and it allows you to still work at the same time rather than taking time off to go back to college x
Is access to HE Diploma health can qualify for the alternative requirements to study dental hygiene or oral as a dental nurse?
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