This ground breaking course is the first of its kind in the UK. The course gives students the opportunity to train both as a dental technician and a clinical dental technician who can work within dental technology and primary care dentistry. Primary care dentistry is delivered by the whole team in which the role of the clinical dental technician is an increasingly important part. The structure of the course is exciting and innovative in that the dental technology and the clinical training are fully integrated. The course is also integrated with the BDS and dental therapy courses. The clinical dental technology students study alongside the dental and therapy students and share common modules. The school is already renowned for the depth of clinical experience its current students gain during their training.
The first two years of the course will involve training in our on-site dental laboratory and patient contact will be in our purpose built UCLan Dental Clinic. Technical and clinical team skills are reinforced in year 2 and in year 3 when students will have the opportunity to gain experience alongside the BDS students at one of our Dental Education Centres.
The course, subject to General Dental Council (GDC) approval, will allow the graduates to register with the GDC as a Clinical Dental Technician.
Full-Time 3 years
Subject to approval
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,000 per year (UK/EU)
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3 A Levels with minimum grades of ABB. One A level must be in biology with another from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. GCSE
Mathematics (Grade B) and English
Language (Grade B) or equivalent.
NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care (Dental
Nursing) or National Certificate in
Dental Nursing or a registerable dental technology qualification is acceptable for application in lieu of one A-level grade B; however Biology and another science are still required with grades of AB.
For all non-UK students for whom English is not their first language, proof of competence in English Language as evidenced by IELTS Grade 7.0 or above in each of the four IELTS components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Please note that this course is subject to review/validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.