Frequently Asked Questions

National Diploma in Dental Nursing (NEBDN)

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Your Interest

    How long is the course?
    The NEBDN course will take one year. There is 36 weeks of formal training and lectures, and 16 weeks break around Easter, summer and Christmas.

    What job could I get at the end of the course?
    The NEBDN course is internationally recognised qualification and allows you to work as a Dental Nurses in a variety of settings including private practices, hospitals and community dental clinics.

    Will I have to do a job placement to gain experience?
    Yes, the course includes an assessment work placement. As a guide you should anticipate spending a minimum of 15 hours per week over a period course to achieve your ROI (Record of Experience)

    How will I get a placement?
    We will coach you on interview technique and help you write your CV using an online template. Before you start to go for interviews you will learn the basics of:

    • Health & safety
    • Sterilisation
    • Cross infection

    Will I need any inoculations before starting work?
    Yes, you will need a valid Heb B certificate. We will advise you how to obtain a blood test and/or inoculations.

    When are the exams?
    There are 2 stages
    Stage 1. Multiple choice theory exam. November and March.
    Stage 2. Practical exam. January and June.

    Record of Experience (ROI)
    To be eligible to sit your Stage 1 exam, you have to complete your Record of Experience (ROI). The ROI has to be submitted to your tutor by 31st Jan for March exam, and 31st August for November exam.

    What is the cost?
    The total course fee is 1695.00 inc VAT. £175.00 deposit followed by 9 monthly payments of £169.00.  We are sorry we can’t accept personal cheques.

    What are the exam fees?
    The NEBDN exam fee is £485.00. This exam fee covers both your written and practical NEBDN exams.

    Will I be able to retake the exams?
    Yes, there will be a charge of £169/ month for extra tuition

    What is the cost if retaking?

    £125 (NEBDN reserves the right to change this fee)

    How long can I take before having to retake the exam?
    There is a maximum of 2 years

    What is the price of the revision class?
    There is a fee of £169/month. This is the same as the extra tuition fee.

    Who will be the training?
    Our expert trainers are all NEBDN approved tutors.

    Is there a minimum level of education?
    You will need to be able to pass Level 3 Maths and English.                                                     

    Where will we be taught dental nursing?
    Central London: The British Dental Association – 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS / Online

    Next Course Dates

    Next Blended Learning* Course Dates: (Due to Covid 19, all courses are now live online, we expect until spring 2021)

    • DN 37 – Friday 8th January 2021 – 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm (One 4 hour class every two weeks)
    • DN 38 – Thursday 4th February 2021 – 11.30 am to 1.30 pm (One 2 hour class per week)
    • DN 39 – Wednesday 3rd March 2021 – 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (One 2 hour class per week)    
    • DN 40 – Thursday 22nd April 2021 – 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (One 2 hour class per week)
    • DN 41 – Friday 28th May 2021 – 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (One 4 hour class every two weeks)

    * Blended Learning combines in-classroom and live online lectures


    Live Online Course UK Wide:

    • DNO6 – Tuesday 8th December  2020 – 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm (One 2 hour class per week)
    • DNO7 – Monday 15th February 2021 – 9.30 am to 11.30 am (One 2 hour class per week)
    • DNO8 – Monday 15th March 2021 – 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm (One 2 hour class per week)
    • DNO9 – Thursday 29th April 2021 – 9.30 am to 11.30 am (One 2 hour class per week)
    • DNO10 – Wednesday 19th May 2021 – 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm (One 2 hour class per week)