Level 3 Award – Dental Nurse Assessor

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

This qualification is for anyone working in or looking to enter an assessment role. It is designed for use in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland – alternative arrangements exist in Scotland.

Learn about the Cavity Training Dental Nurse Assessor Course

The units and qualification will provide people who carry out assessment in their organisation with the opportunity to develop and improve their practice as well as achieving a professional qualification for the role. They are available to anyone working in: accredited learning; non accredited learning (where people may assess performance but do not assess for a qualification) and the NQF.

Achievers will understand the principles of assessment and have the knowledge to develop and improve systems at their centre.

You will gain access to our unique E library of text books. We also have special discounted rates for hard copy text books for our students.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the course?

The course duration is 4 to 6 months.

When are the classes held?

You will attend a live webinar class every Thursday for 16 weeks.

Is there an exam at the end?

There is no exam at the end, you need to successfully complete 8 assessments and a final professional discussion with your tutor.

What if I don’t have student nurses in my practice?

We may be able to support you by providing you with learners to assess. Please get in touch.

What qualifications do I need to start the course?

Preferable English and Maths level 4 and above, you must also be GDC registered.

What opportunities for progression is there?

This qualification allows candidates to further progress onto various post registration qualifications or career opportunities, such as:
– Dental Nurse Teaching
– Internal Quality Assurer (IQA)

Upcoming Webinar: Course Overview and Q&A Session

Date: 6th August

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us for an informative webinar with Allie and Vikki, where they will provide an overview of this course. This session is designed to help prospective learners understand the course structure, expectations, and requirements.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Detailed explanation of how the course works.
  • Insights into what learners need to do to succeed.
  • Live Q&A session to answer all your questions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get all your queries answered and gain a clear understanding of what this course entails.

Sign up now

Course Dates

  • 29th August 2024
    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • 2nd January 2025
    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • 8th May 2025
    9:00am - 4:00pm


£800.00 per person (inc. VAT)

Other payment options

Deposit - £267.00 with 2 further payments

Please choose from one of the course start dates above. Each course includes 16 weeks of lessons and up to two months to complete a portfolio and professional discussion.

Become a Dental Nurse Assessor

As a Dental Nurse Assessor, you play a crucial role in shaping the future of dental nursing. This program equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to effectively assess vocational achievements in the dental nursing sector. Whether you are expanding your career horizon or stepping into the world of vocational assessment, this course offers a solid foundation for your professional growth.

dental students in a classroom

Meet your Trainers

Meet your dedicated and experienced Learning and Skills Tutors. You’re in very capable hands. They’re here to guide you through this learning journey. So, let’s get started. Your tutors can’t wait to meet you!

Vikki George

I have been a dental nurse for 23 years and I love it just as much as the day I started if not more. I love being able to pass on my many years of wisdom and ways onto the younger folk. Which is why I joined the Cavity Training team.

I love that my job role takes me into many different environments. Prisons and hospitals being my favourites.  With experience in everything from Sedation to Perio and Implants – I consider myself an extremely capable nurse completing my assessor and Tutor qualifications in 2022.

Being a military wife I have moved around a lot. This included a 3 year posting to Cyprus which was amazing. Though this is the only time I didn’t nurse, I really missed it and couldn’t wait to get back into the surgery. I love being active and enjoy spinning and combat classes at the gym. I’m also a foodie and a feeder! I heal with food!

Allie O’Connell

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2012. After qualification I spent the next 4 years in private practice, I completed my Certificate Oral Health Education, Impression Taking Qualification and gained experience within various specialties including my personal favourite, orthodontics.

I joined Cavity Dental Staff in 2016, where I worked as an agency nurse until 2022. I completed my CAVA qualification in 2022 and I started my assessing journey. I soon realised I really have found my passion, which is within education. I completed my AET in December 2023 and am now studying for my Level 5 LST. I’m currently teaching an apprenticeship class and help with the CAVA qualification regularly. 

In my spare time I’m lucky enough to be a chef’s wife, so enjoy being cooked for as well as I love to cook, spend time with family, and long walks in the countryside with my gorgeous spaniel, Seth. 


We found Cavity to be amazing help. They listen to your needs and go above and beyond to get you the trainee that you need.

I did my course years ago. It was classroom based one night per week. I think I would prefer to be more ‘hands on’ like it is now. Cavity really are a great company to work for. I truly believe that there expertise will ensure the next generation are amazing!

I did mine over an apprenticeship but the company my employer used wasn’t great and I didn’t get much support. Although I passed I can only imagine the length that Cavity have gone to to ensure that the students feel supported. As an employee, its super!