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Pathway to a diploma in Dental Hygiene, or a degree in Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene

Dental Pathway

Due to an unprecedented high demand, all spaces on the Pathway are now filled for the academic year 2023/24 and we are no longer taking applications.

Our part-time Pathway to Dental Hygiene has been designed for adults who want to return to education in order to apply to study.

Modules are taught in the evenings and at weekends. You will study in a relaxed and supportive environment.

After studying the Pathway, you will be able to make an application to study the diploma in Dental Hygiene (B750) or a degree in Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene (B752).

How it works

The Pathway is made up of 60 credits.

Applicants need to have 5 GCSEs, grade A-C/9-4. This must include English language/Welsh (if you went to a Welsh-medium school).

Pathway modules

Core modules

Optional Modules


Under normal circumstances, you can expect to complete the Pathway within one year, but you can take longer if needed.


Find out about funding and finance.


If you have any queries or would like to know more about this route, please email your query to

If you do not have the required qualifications, please tell us what qualifications you hold.

A member of the Pathways team will respond to your email as soon as possible.

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