Dental Core Training

Dental Core Training in the east of England

This section of the website provides an overview of Dental Core Training (DCT) in Health Education England working across the east of England.

A new UK Dental Core Training Curriculum was launched in 2016. Further details are available on the COPDEND website

Training slides on the National Dental Core Training Curriculum and assessment framework can be found here

Information regarding Dental Core Training in the east of England is available here

BAOMS and COPDEND have also produced guidelines and a joint position statement on Dental Core Training.


A new ePortfolio has been developed for DCTs, designed to match the requirements of the curriculum.

A video outlining the features of the ePortfolio for DCTs is available here  or here

Queries regarding user details for the DCT ePortfolio in the east of England can be directed to Ruth Davis, Dental Core Training Administrator.

Any difficulties relating to the ePortfolio should be reported to the NES helpdesk via the ‘contact the helpdesk’ link on ePortfolio or by email

Review of Competence Progression

As outlined in the UK Dental Core Training Curriculum, a review of competence progression forms part of the ongoing assessment process during the Dental Core Training year. An Interim Review of Competence Progression (IRCP) takes place mid-way through the training year and a Final Review of Competence Progression (FRCP) towards the end.

In the east of England, the Interim Review of Competence Progression (IRCP) panel will be held on Friday 24 February 2017. Trainees’ ePortfolio will be reviewed but trainees will not be required to attend unless concerns have been raised regarding progress. Further information can be found here

The Final Review of Competence Progression (FRCP) is comprised of two stages:

Stage one review of trainees’ ePortfolio by a panel will take place on Monday 31 July 2017. Trainees’ ePortfolio must be up to date and signed off by Educational Supervisors by this date.

Stage two ePortfolio review will be held on Monday 14 August 2017. Trainees will be notified whether or not their presence is required at the stage two panel.

In the run up to the IRCP and FRCP, it is trainees’ responsibility to ensure that the key indicators around meeting with Educational Supervisors and Supervised Learning Event requirements have been undertaken and recorded in the DCT ePortfolio. The RCP panels will review the evidence provided in trainees’ ePortfolio and record outcomes as outlined in the National Curriculum.

Following the FRCP, certificates will be awarded to those DCTs who have met the National and local requirements for successful completion of their Dental Core Training year.

Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding Dental Core Training in the east of England, please contact Ruth Davis, Dental Core Training Administrator.

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