Dental Therapist Foundation Training Educational Supervisor Applications


The application window for the 2024/25 training year is closed. Information relating to the 2025/26 training year will be published in December 2024.



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 or Wednesday 24 April 2024 (TBC)         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.


Pre-entry requirements:

  • 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. Not a mandatory requirement for the first year of training.
    • Venue: Online teaching
    • Dates for September 2024 cohort: 12 September, 3 October, 24 October, 14 November, 5 December
    • Dates for January 2025 cohort: 11 February, 11 March, 1 April, 29 April
    • September 2024 application deadline: 23 August 2024
    • January 2025 application deadline: 9 December 2024
    • 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)







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