Commissioning and Dental Advising PGCert

Commissioning and Dental Advising PGCert

School of Dentistry


Post- graduate





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Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Each module has 5 taught workshops - Approximately 18 months to complete the Post Graduate Certificate

  • Level:

    Postgraduate, Professional Development

  • Mode:


  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Part-time

  • Campus:


  • Start Date:

    September 2019

  • Award Type:


Why study this programme?

The Postgraduate Certificate Commissioning and Dental Advising is aimed at professionals working in dentistry, who wish to develop their role as an advisor to the profession in the emerging and changing world of dentistry.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold either a BDS or relevant Bachelor Degree with Honours. Relevant professional experience may be considered. Applicants must also be actively engaged in dentistry and have sufficient competency in English Language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent).

Programme at a Glance

Module 1

Personal and Professional Development in Dentistry

The aim of the module is for students to critically analyse their own personal and professional development to enable them to fulfil a mentoring and appraising role with colleagues, allowing the requirements of professional practice to be achieved efficiently, effectively and sensitively. Utilising evidence-based practice, the current drivers, context, legal, professional and ethical implications will be examined.

Module 2

Current Structure and Function of Dental Services

The module aims to ensure that students are up to date with the current structure and governance arrangements relevant to their role in primary care dental services.

Module 3

The Role of the Adviser in Developing Clinical Dental Services

The aim of the module is to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies of students in developing dental services, including supporting dental practices in the changing environment.   

Postgraduate Advice Event

Register for our postgraduate advice event taking place on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate is to:

  • To develop and support dental professionals in the role of the adviser 
  • To expand a critical understanding of dentistry in relation to commissioning and advice 
  • To provide opportunities for critical engagement with wider theories and legislation in relation to the role. 
  • To provide a supportive collegiate environment for their development as advisers in dentistry

Each module has individual learning outcomes and students will be supported to achieve these.

The course team have been selected for their expertise both from a dental and/or academic perspective. The course team will work collaboratively to support students throughout the taught workshops and the personal tutor will be available for additional support.

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


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 Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2020/21

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: £1,152 per 20 credits

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

The Postgraduate Certificate Commissioning and Dental Advising will support dental professionals who are engaging in providing advice in dentistry.



Learning Environment and Assessment

The course is taught in modern well-equipped classrooms by tutors selected for their knowledge and expertise. The course team includes specialists within the dental profession and experienced academics who will provide personal tutorial support and overall course management. The University has an excellent range of electronic resources to support the course.

Each module is assessed independently, using a range of assessment techniques that are appropriate to the learning outcomes and contents of the module. Examples of assessments include case presentations, assignments and reflective logs.

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