Foundation Dentist Educational Supervisor Applications


NHSE Workforce, Training and Education Northeast are accepting applications from experienced GDPs for Dental Foundation Training (DFT) Educational Supervisors and dual Dental Foundation Training (DFT) and Foundation Dental Therapist (FDT) Educational Supervisors within the region.


Applications and accompanying documents must be submitted electronically to by the closing date of midnight Sunday 14 January 2024.

Please title the email “Educational Supervisor application” and attach all the required documents which must be named accordingly. 

Applications received by noon Thursday 28 December 2023 will be checked and you will be given the opportunity to resubmit any missing information by the above closing date.


Please note:

  • Handwritten applications will not be accepted

  • Late applications will not be accepted

  • Applications which are unsigned and/or incomplete and fail to include all documentation will not be progressed

  • All applications will be verified and only those which are complete and correct will be accepted to take part in the Educational Supervisor appointment process

  • As part of the long listing process, we will check the GDC website for verification of your registration number, date of registration and any listed restrictions or conditions. We will also check the CQC website to ensure there are no areas of non-compliance for the practice


Supporting DFT documentation:

DFT ES Role Profile

DFT ES Recruitment Policy V3

Longlisting and Shortlisting Criteria V2


Supporting FDT documentation (for dual DFT/ FDT applications):

FDT ES Role Profile

FDT ES Recruitment Policy

FDT Finance Information


Associated documents:

The application comprises of five parts

1. Application form (to be completed electronically)

2. Educational Supervisor practice: list of essential and desirable requirements (to be completed electronically)

3. Sample Provider letter for applicants who are Performers/ noncontract owners only

4. Monitoring information (to be completed electronically)

5. List of essential documents to be submitted with your application


For applicants wishing to apply for a dual Educational Supervisor role (Foundation Dentist and a Foundation Dental Therapist) the following documentation is also required:

6. Foundation Dental Therapist Educational Supervisor practice: list of essential and desirable requirements (to be completed electronically)


Pre-entry requirements:

  • Becoming an Educational Supervisor course completed within the last three years. This course is availble to complete online 
  • Equality and Diversity course completed within the last three years
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Facilitating Learning in a Healthcare Practice.  Registration with any similar educational course will be acceptable at this stage subject to it being at Postgraduate certificate level or greater. 
    • Venue: Online teaching
    • Dates for January 2024 cohort:16 January, 13 February, 27 February, 27 March, 2 April 2024
    • Dates for September 2024 cohort: 12 September, 3 October, 24 October, 14 November, 5 December
    • January 2024 application deadline: 9 December 2023
    • Fee:  £1000
    • To enrol: Set up an account and search for the Facilitating Learning in a Healthcare Practice course commencing the new date.  For queries regarding the application process email  
    • If appointed, on completion of the course and proof of certificate, the course fee may be reimbursed (subject to available funding).


Recruitment Timeline for 2024/25 Academic Year:

Monday 4 December 2023                                           Application process opens

Thursday 28 December 2023                                      Deadline for pre checking applications

Midnight, Sunday 14 January 2024                             Closing date for applications

Week commencing 15 & 22 January 2024                  Application longlisting and shortlisting

February & March 2024                                               Practice Visits

Friday 22 March 2024                                                  Assessment & Feedback course for new applicants (to be held in Durham)

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April 2024                Face to Face assessment (to be held in Durham)

Week commencing 29 April 2024                                Candidates notified

Thursday 13 June 2024                                               Mandatory training event for new and returning ESs (to be held in Durham)

Friday 21 June 2024                                                   Mandatory training event for all ESs – (to be held in Durham)

Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 June 2024                         Mandatory Educational Supervisor/ Foundation Dentist matching events.


Details for the recruitment of Foundation Dental Therapist (FDT) Educational Supervisors can be found here.