Level 3 Advanced Award in the Principles and Practice of Consent for the GDP - Easy Payment

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We want everyone to have access to this highly successful course. 

  1. The original course price is £999. You can pay the small deposit of £144.00 and get started straight away. We will then arrange a standing order to spread the cost over the course period of 9 months. 

Course Information 

In the modern world of dentistry, GDPs need to have a much more thorough and in-depth consent process.  Regulators have recently placed a much higher expectation on dentists to provide appropriate treatment options and assist the patient with their decision-making.  On the positive side, a GDP who can deliver an excellent consent process will also find they have more satisfied patients who are more willing to accept their treatment recommendations.

Our Level 3 Advanced Award in the Principles and Practice of Consent for the GDP explains how you can successfully communicate to patients regarding their dental options. It covers all aspects of how consent is acquired, recorded and stored so you can confidently carry out this aspect of your role. This course will help the GDP feel confident that they are providing treatment to patients who have a reasonable understanding of its benefits and risks, and have the records to prove it.

This VERY SIMPLE course is easily laid out with one workbook for each unit. Students work through the workbooks at their own pace and can message their personal tutor for support or further clarification where needed. At the end of each workbook students will be required to write one assignment, an assignment template is provided to help students write and structure their assignments. This is then internally marked and feedback will be given on the assignment.


Course Style 

Our Level 3 Advanced Award in the Principles and Practice of Consent for the GDP course is delivered by E-qual portfolio; an academic website platform. E-qual portfolio offers a virtual learning system offering continuous access to:

  • Course workbooks
  • Comprehensive one-to-one tutor support
  • Submission of and feedback on course assignments
  • Excellent study planning
  • Student forum


Course Time Period 

120 hours GLH (Guided Learning Hours). This means we allow a student nine months to complete our Level 3 Advanced Award in the Principles and Practice of Consent for the GDP course.



Our Level 3 Advanced Award in the Principles and Practice of Consent for the GDP course will require you to write one assignment for each unit. These will be marked by your tutor and they will provide you with excellent feedback.

As you progress through our Level 3 Advanced Award in the Principles and Practice of Consent for the GDP course you will be required to carry out core reading, activities, some research and assignment writing.


Course Structure 

Unit 1 – Roles and Responsibilities of the GDP in the consent process

  • Defining the your role in detail by identifying strengths and weaknesses.
  • Identifying opportunities for professional development
  • Understanding the principles and importance of effective teamwork
  • Exploring what is meant by the ‘New Client Experience’
  • Understanding the principles of client consent
  • How consent may differ in relation to vulnerable groups
  • Identifying the impact of current guidance in obtaining, recording and storing patient information.


Unit 2 – Effective Communication for the GDP

  • Understanding a range of effective communication strategies
  • Exploring the congruency between verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • How to combine effective communication skills with DISC personality profiling
  • Identifying barriers of Transactional Analysis to support communication strategies for the GDP
  • How to work with challenging and difficult patient groups
  • Resolving any breakdown in professional relationships by means of evaluation and reflective practice.


Unit 3 – Marketing and Sales

  • Knowing the difference between marketing and sales
  • Knowing the difference between ethical and unethical marketing and sales
  • Assessing your practice’s compliance with GDC Standard for Advertising
  • Demonstrating an understanding of how to conduct an initial consultation with a new patient
  • Demonstrating your ability to clearly explain treatments and services to patients to assist them in making the most appropriate dental choice


Unit 4 – Clinical Governance

  • Knowing what is meant by Clinical Governance
  • Understanding the importance of good records
  • Knowing how to write a procedure
  • Understanding the Audit Cycle
  • How to measure performance
  • Developing an action plan to improve and sustain service



There are none. Your final result will be based on continuous assessment.

At the end of this Level 3 Advanced Award in the Principles and Practice of Consent for the GDP successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. As an added bonus you will also receive 15 hours of verifiable CPD certificate by the Dental Business Academy. This course has been accredited under the NCFE Customised Qualifications held by the Dental Business Academy, and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.