Post-Registration qualifications

Whether you’ve qualified as a dental nurse through NEBDN or not, you can progress your career with one or more of our six Post-Registration qualifications on this page.

Each course provider is subject to regular quality assurance monitoring to ensure that NEBDN standards are maintained. We recommend you contact more than one course provider to compare course structure and fees.

If you are interested in taking one of our qualifications please contact a course provider.

Download our Post-Registration Qualifications brochure here


NEBDN aims to provide you with:

•A standardised and quality assured learning experience with one of our accredited course providers

•An independent and objective assessment of knowledge

•A portfolio of evidence of practical experience in the form of a detailed Record of Competence

•The opportunity to gain a nationally respected qualification in this complex and evolving field of dentistry

What are the benefits?

List of benefits

•Our qualifications are nationally recognised by employers.

•Our course providers are accredited against our standards, ensuring that candidates get a fully supported learning experience and the best preparation for practice.

•Our formal assessment and Record of Competence are based on modern educational practice, giving you evidence of your fitness to practice.

•Practical skills are assessed on real life activities within the workplace using objective tools to ensure a standardised approach.

•Our Post-Registration qualifications support personal development and enhance skills for career progression.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

•Be registered with the General Dental Council or the Irish Dental Council

•Be enrolled with a course provider accredited by NEBDN

•Be sufficiently fluent in written and spoken English to communicate with patients, their relatives, the dental team and other healthcare professionals in the UK

•Be able to meet the work-based clinical requirements of the Record of Competence.