Witness Guidance for NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing and Post-Registration qualifications

Candidates undertaking training towards NEBDN’s National Diploma in Dental Nursing are required to complete a work-based assessment portfolio called the Record of Experience (RoE), or Record of Competence (RoC), for any of NEBDN’s Post-Registration qualifications.

Included in the RoE/RoC are a number of tasks based on the role of a qualified dental nurse. Candidates need to complete these tasks in the workplace whilst being observed by a GDC registrant who acts as a ‘Witness’.

In order to ensure dental nurses complete the workplace tasks within the RoE/RoC to a satisfactory standard, all Witnesses observing the clinical activities must receive a documented, standardised level of training to ensure they are fully aware of their role and responsibilities. This is a mandatory requirement for all GDC registered professionals acting as a Witness to any candidate working towards the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing or any Post-Registration qualifications.

If you or any of your team is involved in assessing candidates in the workplace you must follow the Witness Guidance Toolkit which is available from the candidates course provider, who then validate the RoE/RoC.


Please take a look at our FAQ's section dealing with RoE/RoC and Witness Guidance. If you can't find the information on our FAQ page, please email our support team.