Dental Therapist Foundation Training.
The Dental Therapist Foundation Training programme is a programme for new or recently qualified Dental Therapists. It is designed to support them in their first year in practice including supervision, mentoring and a study day programme.
Covid-19 has affected the 2020-2021 programme and information regarding this will be confirmed soon.
All applicants should submit an application form which is available within the Dental Therapist Handbook.
Applications for the 2021-2022 training year will open from:
4 November 2020 for prospective Supervisors
1 January 2021 for prospective Trainees
- Dental Therapist Foundation Trainee Application Form
- Application Form for appointment as a DTFT Educational Supervisor
- Key Financial Facts (subject to incremental increase)
Note to Educational Supervisor applicants
Personal UDAs from NHS work per annum: Minimum requirement 500 but must evidence sufficient NHS work available for a therapist (maximum 8000 across all roles).
I would just like to say thank you for accepting me onto the course, it has been a brilliant start to my career, I feel I would have felt very overwhelmed had I gone straight into general practice without the support of the FT Scheme. I have gained confidence, skills, and experience that I doubt I would have achieved had I not been on the FT Scheme, so thank you for the opportunity. I really hope the scheme continues, as I think it is perfect for therapists straight out of university, to not only give them the confidence when starting out, but also to help prevent de-skilling, especially in therapy work.
|4 November 2020||Applications open for Supervisors, as well as expressions of interest|
|13 January 2021||Closing date for receipt of Supervisor applications|
|February 2021||Closing date for receipt of Trainee applications|
|March-April 2021||Approval process for practices takes place|
|May 2021||Supervisors and practices approved and confirmed|
|June 2021||Interviews take place with prospective trainees and Supervisors|
|July 2021||Appointment of trainees to practices confirmed and contracts signed|