Dental Core Training

Dental Core Training in Yorkshire and the Humber

Recruitment to Dental Core Training (DCT) posts is through a national selection process led by Health Education England - East Midlands. DCT posts in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be included. Dental Core Training is available at three levels: level 1 (DCT1), level 2 (DCT2), and level 3 (DCT3).  All the levels above are advertised and recruited to as separate vacancies with differing eligibility criteria. 

DCT is recruited to once a year for a September commencement date. All DCT posts, regardless of level, are a fixed 12 months in length, with the exception of a small number of 24 month run-through posts. While most programmes are hosted in secondary care Trusts, some posts are available in primary care and specialist dental services. For more information about vacancies in Yorkshire and the Humber, please see the vacancies section below.

Further sources of information

The Recruitment Process

Recruitment for Dental Core Training follows a national selection process led by Health Education England East Midlands. A full timeline and further information about the national recruitment process can be found on COPDEND Postgradudate Training website and the national recruitment office website. A Dental Recruitment Applicant Handbook is available from the Oriel Resource Bank

Interviews

Interviews for the North are hosted by Health Education England North East and will take place in Newcastle. For more information about the interviews, including dates, please see the national recruitment office.

Vacancies

Vacancy numbers and preferences, including indicative vacancies, will be published by the national recruitment office. Please note vacancy information is indicative and subject to change at any time. Please refer to Oriel and the national recruitment office for current vacancy information.

DCT posts are a fixed 12 months in length. We also offer a small number of 2 year "run through" posts covering DCT1 and DCT2. Deferrals may be granted but are only possible for the reasons listed within the Dental Silver Guide. It is only possible to grant deferrals if you have a ‘statutory’ reason, such as ill health or maternity leave. If you are offered a post but do need to defer, we ask that you contact the recruitment team (specialtyrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk) as soon as possible after accepting your offer.

Please note: All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change.

Programme Information

For information about the Dental Core Training programme in Yorkshire and the Humber, please visit the School of Dentristry website. For information about the Dental Core Training curriculum, please visit the COPDEND Postgraduate Training website.

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