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Historic qualifications

There are some dentist and dental care professional (DCP) qualifications that may not be offered by a school or institution anymore but with which an individual may be registered.

The qualifications on this page are those that are acceptable for registration although they are no longer offered by the school or institution. If your qualification is listed, and was granted within the specified time-frame (if applicable), then you can apply for registration.

If your qualification is still being offered at the school or institution where you studied then you will need to visit our recent inspection pages to find out if you can still apply for registration.

You will not be able to apply for registration if your qualification has not been approved or found to be sufficient. If you have any queries then please contact the Quality Assurance team. Please note that the GDC only approves UK qualifications. If you have a dentist or DCP qualification from outside the UK, you will need to find out what your  route to registration is before contacting the GDC for an application pack.

 

​Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP) UK
Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology
 
Top-up programme for holders of George Brown College, Toronto, diploma and awarded by RCS (Eng). ​Only acceptable for registration if qualification granted between 2007 and 2010 inclusive.
Association of Dental Hospitals
Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Nursing
 
Awarded by the Association of Dental Hospitals. Only acceptable for registration for qualifications awarded before 2010.​
 
Barts and The London Hospital
Hospital Diploma in Dental Nursing
 
Awarded by Barts and The London Hospital. Only acceptable for registration if qualification granted in or prior to 2012.​
 
City & Guilds
NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing/VRQ
 
Awarded by City & Guilds. Qualification awarded from 2007; VRQ not present on certificate​.
 
City & Guilds/NEBDN
NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing/Independent Assessment
 
Awarded by City & Guilds
 
NVQ Level 3 in Oral Health Care/VRQ
 
Awarded by City​ & Guilds. The VRQ does not feature on the certificate.
 
NVQ Level 3 in Oral Health Care/Independent Assessment
 
Awarded by City & Guilds. Only acceptable for registration for qualifications awarded in or prior to 2010.
 
City & Guilds/SVQ
NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing/PDA
 
Awarded by City & Guilds​
 
National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN)
National Certificate in Dental Nursing
 
Awarded by ​NEBDN
 
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)/City & Guilds
SVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing/VRQ Level 3
 
Awarded by SQA​
 
SQA/NEBDN
SVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing/Independent Assessment​
 
Awarded by SQA
 
SVQ Level 3 in Oral Health Care/Independent Assessment
 
Awarded by SQA. Only acceptable for registration for qualifications awarded in or prior to 2010.
Belfast School of Dental Technology
BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology
 
Qualification awarded by EDEXCEL​
 
Birmingham Metropolitan/Matthew Boulton College
BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology
 
Awarded by EDEXCEL​
 
Foundation Degree (Dental Technology)
 
Awarded by De Monfort University. Only acceptable for registration if qualification granted between 2006 and 2009 inclusive.
 
Castle College Nottingham (now Central College Nottingham)
​Foundation Degree (Science) Dental Technology
 
Awarded by De Montfort University. Only acceptable for registration if qualification granted from 2006 onwards.​
 
Edinburgh Telford College
Higher National Certificate in Dental Technology​
 
Awarded by SQA. Only acceptable for registration for cohorts up to and including 2008.
 
Lambeth College
​BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology
 
Awarded by EDEXCEL
 
Foundation Degree (Science) Dental Technology
 
Awarded by De Montfort University. Only acceptable for registration if qualification granted between 2006 and 2009 inclusive.
 
Leeds University Dental Institute, School of Dental Technology
BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology
 
Awarded by EDEXCEL​
 
Liverpool Community College
BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology
 
Awarded by EDEXCEL
 
Foundation Degree (Dental Technology)
 
Awarded by De Montfort University. Acceptable for registration if qualification granted since 2006.​
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
​Diploma of Higher Education in Dental Technology
 
Awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University
 
Sheffield College
BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology
 
Awarded by EDEXCEL​
 
Southampton City College
BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology
 
Awarded by EDEXCEL​
Birmingham School of Dental Hygiene & Therapy
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
 
Awarded by Birmingham University. Only acceptable if qualification granted in or prior to 2005.
 
Bristol University Dental Hospital, School for DCPs
Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy
 
Awarded by Bristol University. Only acceptable for registration for qualifications granted in 2009 and 2010.​
 
Cardiff School of Dentistry
Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy
 
Awarded by Cardiff University. Only acceptable for registration for qualifications granted from 2005 onwards.​
 
Cardiff School of Dentistry
Diploma in Dental Therapy
 
Awarded by Cardiff University. Only acceptable for registration for qualifications awarded in or prior to 2005.​
 
Defence Dental Services Training Establishment
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
 
Awarded by RCS (Edin.). Only acceptable for registration if qualification is granted in or prior to 2013.​
 
Dundee University Dental School
Diploma of Higher Education in Dental Hygiene​
 
Awarded by Dundee University. Only acceptable for registration if qualification granted in or prior to 2005.
 
Dundee University Dental School
Diploma in Dental Therapy
 
Awarded by Dundee University. Only acceptable if qualification granted between 2004 and 2006 inclusive.​
 
Edinburgh Institute, School of Dental Hygiene & Therapy
Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy
 
Awarded by RCS (Edin.). Only acceptable for registration for the 2009 and 2010 cohorts.​
 
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy
 
​​Awarded by Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. Acceptable for registration for qualifications granted in 2005 and 2007 onwards.
 
Glasgow University Dental School
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
 
Awarded by RCS (Edin.). Only acceptable for registration if qualification granted between 1980 and 2004 inclusive.​
 
Newcastle University, School of Dental Hygiene
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
 
Awarded by Newcastle University. Only acceptable for registration if qualification granted between 1979 and 2007 inclusive.​
 
The Greater Manchester School of DCPs (Salford)
Diploma in Dental Therapy
 
Awarded by RCS (Edin.). Only acceptable for registration for the 2011 cohort.​
 
The University of Liverpool Dental School
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy
 
Awarded by University of Liverpool. Only intake was in 2012. No further intakes at present while programme is being re-structured.​
Durham University - Bachelor of Dental Surgery
 
Awarded by Durham University. Last offered 20+ years ago.
 
University of Edinburgh - Bachelor of Dental Surgery
 
Awarded by the University of Edinburgh. Last offered 20+ years ago​.
 
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburugh - Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS)
 
Awarded by RCS (Edin.). Not awarded since 2002​.
 
Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow - Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS)
 
Awarded by RCS (Glas.). Not awarded since 2002​.
​Kings Health Partners (KHP)
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy
 
Approved only for the cohort graduating in 2014