University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Mentoring in Dental Practice

The course is intended for dental professionals who wish to undertake the role of mentor in the dental environment. The aim of the course is to equip members of the dental team to fulfil the role of mentor with colleagues who require support to fulfil the requirements of professional practice in dental care or who have been the subject of Fitness to Practice review; it is a double module (40 credits) at postgraduate level which combines: a 1 day access course "supporting learning" for would be mentors who do not have a teaching qualification (not required for those who have a teaching qualification), a series of five day-long taught and interactive workshops spread over a 12 week period for all participants, a supportive programme of e-learning activities and resources.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be experienced dentists/dental care professionals who are currently registered with the General Dental Council, with the ability to study at Level 7 (providing evidence on the application form of study at Level 6 or above, or considerable experience of relevant professional development activities) and wanting to undertake the role of mentor. The North Western Postgraduate Dental Deanery may part-fund places for eligible participants. For candidates without a current teaching qualification (e.g. Advanced Certificate Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice, PGCE, Cert Ed (FE), and Preparing to Teach in Life Long Learning sector qualifications) attendance at an additional introductory access day "supporting learning in dental practice" is required. This course may involve regular access to children and/or vulnerable adults; where this is the case applicants must have enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Advanced Certificate Mixed mode October 2016 GBP 1,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 months
Advanced Certificate Mixed mode October 2016 GBP 1,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 months
Advanced Certificate Mixed mode October 2016 GBP 1,050 per Year 1 (England) 4 months
Advanced Certificate Mixed mode October 2016 GBP 1,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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