Witness Guidance for NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing

Candidates undertaking training towards NEBDN’s National Diploma in Dental Nursing are required to complete a work based assessment portfolio called the electronic Record of Experience (eRoE).

Included in the eRoE 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 trainee dental nurses complete the workplace tasks within the eRoE 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 witnesses to any students working towards the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing qualification.

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


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