How to become a Course Provider?

Over the past 75 years, NEBDN has become synonymous with the dental nursing industry, aiming to be the awarding body of choice for all dental nurses through our ability to offer high calibre, widely renowned qualifications, which are recognised for their quality, value and relevance to the ever-changing dental industry. We are the only awarding organisation to offer the OSCE assessments as part of the National Diploma in Dental Nursing, ensuring candidates show practical application of learning; offering course providers a high quality fully managed assessment experience.

In additionNurses being trained to the National Diploma, we also offer a range of Post-Registration specialist qualifications to provide professional development to those who are already GDC registered:

  • Dental Implant Nursing
  • Dental Radiography
  • Dental Sedation Nursing
  • Oral Health Education
  • Orthodontic Dental Nursing
  • Special Care Dental Nursing
  • Fluoride Varnish Application


If you are an organisation wishing to provide education and training to the qualifications awarded by NEBDN, we’d love to hear from you!

Before you can register your candidates with us, you must evidence that you can meet NEBDN’s Accreditation Standards, which outline the criteria that our course providers are required to meet to be an accredited centre.

The Standards are:
Standard 1: Management Arrangements and Resources
Standard 2: Qualification Delivery and Development
Standard 3: Administration, Supervision and Support of Students

For each standard there are a collection of requirements set out. This is what is expected of an NEBDN accredited course provider. These requirements are set against our criteria where we will assess your application and continuously quality assure all our accredited course providers.

In order to achieve and maintain NEBDN accreditation, course providers must meet all the criteria that underpin our Standards for Accreditation and provide evidence to demonstrate this.

The Standards take into consideration the GDC Standards for Education that course providers are expected to meet for training programmes to be accepted for registration.

For more information, or to order an accreditation enquiry pack, please complete the Contact Form and return to the quality assurance team at or telephone us on 01772 429917.

We look forward to working with you.