DFTQ Supervisor Information and Application Process

ImageDental Foundation Training by Equivalence (DFTQ)

To help ensure consistency and efficiency, and to enhance the quality of the supervision and  training provided, all DFTQ Supervisors are required to undertake the same assessment / interview process as Dental Foundation Educational Supervisors. This takes place twice a year, one tranche at the same time as the substantive Dental Foundation Training Educational Supervisor application, and a second tranche in the summer of each year.

DFTQ Supervisor applications have now closed for the Winter Tranche 2016. The application forms are for information only.

Application forms for the Summer Tranche 2017 will be available from May 2017.


The Approval Process and Timetable

The stages of DFTQ Supervisor and Training Practice approval will commence when the relevant application forms are completed and submitted to the Regional Office at Cambridge. Please note though that the DFTQ Supervisor application cannot progress until the assessment for the Performer in Training has been completed and the supervised training period has been identified. In making the application there is an agreement to provide funding to HEE-EoE to cover the costs of the training programme and all relevant approval and assessment processes (see Agreement of Payment form). The proposed DFTQ Supervisor will be responsible for the cost of the initial practice visit, selection interview and training of the DFTQ Supervisor. Practice inspection and interview costs will apply irrespective of the outcome of the DFTQ Supervisor approval process. The proposed DFTQ Supervisor, Performer in Training or a third party will be responsible for covering the cost of the supervised training.


Please read the application and guidance forms carefully as these provide full details of the application, approval and training process.




You can find the Dental Foundation Training by Equivalence Timeline here.



For any queries relating to Supervisor applications please contact dftba.eoe@hee.nhs.uk