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Level 2 Certificate in Oral Care for Health and Social Care

Course Overview

This course is ideal for those who wish to develop their knowledge of oral health care from beginners to care professionals. Oral health training for care staff is part of the care quality commission's requirements for people living in care homes. Learn how to identify dental care problems and how to promote maintaining good oral health.

The programme is suitable for those who desire to form a foundation due to little or no previous experience of oral health for adults in care homes.

Key Information

Course Length
8 to 12 weeks on average

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

Course Price

Funded Course
England Only

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Unit 1: Principles of oral health care

  • Section 1: Understand basic oral healthcare principles
  • Section 2: Know how to identify poor oral health
  • Section 3: Understand factors that can negatively affect oral hygiene and how to prevent them
  • Section 4: Understand the impacts of poor oral hygiene on other areas of health

Unit 2: Oral hygiene equipment and support

  • Section 1: Understand the equipment used to achieve good oral health
  • Section 2: Know when to seek advice from a professional
  • Section 3: Understand barriers individuals may face when accessing oral care

Unit 3: Principles of promoting a person-centred approach to oral hygiene

  • Section 1: Understand person-centred approaches
  • Section 2: Understand the importance of encouraging active participation
  • Section 3: Understand the importance of an individual’s wellbeing
  • Section 4: Understand the importance of developing care plans when providing oral hygiene for others
  • Section 5: Understand the benefits of loved ones being involved in care plans for oral hygiene

Unit 4: Principles for providing oral care in a health and social care setting

  • Section 1: Understand the importance of recording oral hygiene and dental treatments
  • Section 2: Understand the importance of consent
  • Section 3: Know when to seek advice from a professional on behalf of someone you care for
  • Section 4: Understand the importance of protective equipment

Unit 5: Providing oral care in care settings

  • Section 1: Understand how to provide oral care for those at end of life
  • Section 2: Understand oral care for those with dentures
  • Section 3: Understand oral care for those with medical conditions
  • Section 4: Know how to assess the mouth

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