Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.
Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.
2018 Final Points
This course will give you the appropriate multi-disciplined skills to enable you to play a key role in dental practices. These skills are in the nursing and business areas and will enable you to contribute effectively to the modern dental practice.
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
If you believe the data above to be incorrect, please let us know at email@example.com - thank you.
Number of Reserved Places: 6 places
Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
Many dental nurses find employment in general dental practices and opportunities also exist in dental and general hospitals in a more specialised capacity. After three years with a qualification and certain specified responsibilities, you may be promoted to the senior dental nursing grade within certain areas of the health service.
|Monday 10 June|
|Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT - Design, Technology & Innovation Summer School|
View all 
View Scholarships from
Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
|Clinical Trials Scientist|
|Dentist - Oral Surgeon|
|Doctor / GP|
|Obstetrician / Gynaecologist|
|Podiatrist / Chiropodist|
|Radiologist - Diagnostic|
|Surgeon - Oral|
|Anatomical Pathology Technician|
|Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist|
|Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant|
|General Nurse (RGN)|
|Health Educator / Promotion Officer|
|Intellectual Disability Nurse|
|Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician|