Short Course

Clinical Dental Technology

The School run a unique part-time course in Clinical Dental Technology Studies. This course is designed to train and prepare qualified Dental Technicians. This is for the qualifying examination in Clinical Dental Technology at the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).


Award: Pre-registration
Level: Short Course, CPD
Delivery: Distance with attendance
Study Mode: Part-time
Duration: Two Years 
Campus: Preston
Start Date: September 2024, September 2025

Please note that the closing date has now passed for applications for September 2024.

Applications open in October 2024 for September 2025.

Course overview

The course will be delivered over six terms spanning two years. Each term will have 5 teaching sessions of two consecutive days. The days will be Thursday mainly theoretical and laboratory based teaching and Friday which will be mainly clinical teaching.

All clinical teaching, training and treatment sessions will be supervised by qualified and experienced university clinical tutors.

During the course, you will gain underpinning knowledge and study basic oral anatomy, physiology, and biology, whilst also acquiring additional clinical skills. Initially, you will have the opportunity to practise the clinical stages of denture construction on manikins, and then have the opportunity to carry them out under the supervision of experienced dentists and CDTs. The ‘hands-on’ emphasis on clinical training makes for an exciting and interactive way of learning.


  • This course has been accepted by the GDC Registrar. The GDC is the UK-wide statutory regulator of the dental profession. They register qualified dental professionals, work to ensure the quality of dental education, and protect patient safety.

This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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