PLVE Mentor Information and Application Process

ImagePerformer List Validation by Experience (PLVE)

To help ensure consistency and efficiency, and to enhance the quality of the PLVE programme, all PLVE Mentors 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.

The Approval Process and Timetable

The stages of PLVE Mentor and PLVE Practice approval will commence when the relevant application forms are completed and submitted to the HEE-EoE local office at Cambridge. Please note though that the PLVE Mentor application cannot progress until the assessment for the Performer has been completed and the period of the PLVE programme has been identified.

In making the application there is an agreement to provide funding to HEE-EoE to cover the costs of the PLVE programme and all relevant approval and assessment processes (see Agreement of Payment form). PLVE Assessment costs will apply irrespective of the outcome of the assessment. The proposed PLVE Mentor will be responsible for the cost of the initial practice visit, selection interview and training of the PLVE Mentor. Practice inspection and interview costs will apply irrespective of the outcome of the PLVE Mentor approval process. The cost of the PLVE assessment and the commencement, monitoring, completion and sign-off of the PLVE programme will be covered by either the proposed PLVE Mentor; the Performer; or a third party.


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




You can find the Performers List Validation by Experience Timeline here.



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