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Dental Technology Diploma Level 3

This course is designed to allow you to develop your skills in all aspects of work carried out as a dental technician. Practical elements are developed in our dental laboratories where you will gain knowledge of materials, techniques and equipment commonly found in the dental technology sector.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 and above including maths, English and science. A range of level 2 programmes may also be considered. In addition, you will need to provide evidence of good manual dexterity skills as well as promoting professional skills to meet the requirements of the General Dental Council and complete an Initial Assessment. Purchase of a dental technology hand tool kit and Personal Protective Equipment is also required.

Delivery and Assessment

The Diploma is 100% course work and you will complete mainly practical projects, presentations, phase tests, reports and a portfolio. There is a requirement for students to undertake a day per week of work placement each year in a Dental Laboratory. We place a strong emphasis on high levels of attendance and achievement. Our support team are here to help you get the best out of your course and you will be assigned an individual tutor. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework activities, such as short tests, reports, practical activities and projects.


Upon completion of the Diploma in Dental Technology you can continue onto the Extended Diploma in Dental Technology or FDSc Dental Technology , leading to GDC registration (General Dental Council).

Career Opportunities

  • Dental Technicians
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Material and Equipment Sales People