The education and training developed by the Faculty sits within the Faculty's framework for skills escalation.
The full courses offer opportunities for prospective and existing DCPs gain a qualification registrable with the General Dental Council. These qualifications make up our between-roles skills escalator.
The short courses offer existing DCPs, and other allied health professionals) the opportunity to gain specific skill for their current and future roles. These qualifications are part of our within-role skills escalator.
The Full-courses offered by the Faculty are regulated by the General Dental Council (GDC), this means you will be a GDC registered DCP following successful completion. These courses follow a curriculum structure that allows for progression between roles should you wish to advance your career in the future.
Short-courses have been developed to offer existing DCPs specific additional skills. These skills have been mapped to the workforce requirements based on the needs of a changing dental population.
Heath Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) have identified the DCP workforce (and other allied health professionals) as pivotal to providing sustainable healthcare to the people of Wales.
For this reason, the Faculty has worked closely with HEIW to ensure that the DCP educational portfolio meets the current and future needs of the sector - aligning with HEIW’s Strategic Objective 2.
Together, the Faculty and HEIW aim to develop a DCP workforce with the right skills to deliver world-class health and care to the people of Wales and beyond.
For more information on HEIW’s Strategic Objectives and their Vison & Purpose, please visit their website