Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
This course is ideal for those who wish to develop their knowledge of oral health care from beginners to professional. Oral health training for care staff is part of the care quality commissions requirements for people living in care homes. Learn how to identify care issues and how to promote maintaining good oral care.
Who is the course suitable for?
The Level 2 Certificate in oral care is designed for learners working in a range of settings within the public, private, voluntary and community sectors.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials
How is the course delivered?
Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at a place convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessments are based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the course. Learners should complete the course within 6 – 9 weeks.
Unit 1: Principles of oral health care
Unit 2: Oral hygiene equipment and support
Unit 3: Principles of promoting a person-centred approach to oral hygiene
Unit 4: Principles for providing oral care in a health and social care setting
Unit 5: Providing oral care in care settings
Having successfully achieved this qualification, the learner may wish to progress on to further training, such as, level 2 Adult Social Care, The Care Certificate, level 3 Diploma in Care.