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Open College Network West Midlands Centres: Lifetime learning for all

Oral Health & Hygiene Practice

The following qualification will close for registrations on 31/08/2020. Learners will still have until 31/08/2021 to certificate.
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Award in Oral Health and Hygiene Practice - 601/6151/6

This qualification is designed for staff working in health and social care settings who have responsibility for caring for a client’s oral health care and hygiene. It will enable learners to gain knowledge of the importance of good oral health care and develop practical skills to care for a client’s teeth and gums. This qualification offers a response to the NHS England national drive to improve oral health care and hygiene for older people in care homes, nursing homes, hospitals and residential care.

In order to deliver these qualifications centres must meet the specified requirements which can be found below in the document Appendix A. Centres must then complete the 'Approval to deliver a qualification form' and email it to
The minimum age for access to this qualification is 19 years.
“The dedicated support and flexibility provided by Open College Network West Midlands has enabled the development to be completed and available initially for AGE UK as part of a NHS England funded pilot ‘Oral Health Care Champions’ programme for the Nursing and Care Home Sector."
Age UK
Follow the link below to the qualification guide where you will also find the unit.

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