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Dental core training

Post Dental Core Training Fellowships

The Post Dental Core Training Fellowship gives individuals, who have already completed Dental Core Training, the opportunity to continue training. It offers the opportunity to broaden knowledge and experience within the dental profession in preparation for specialty training, general practice or other branches of dentistry.

These 12 month posts include a range of specialties including OMFS, Oral Surgery and PDS.

Advert date: 15th June - 22nd June

Job Type: Full Time

Duration: 12 months fixed term

Start Date of post: 6th September

Applications: You will be asked to complete an NHS Education for Scotland application form via JobTrain (linked below), along with a Self-Assessment form (linked below)

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**Please note you must click here to sign in and access the candidate zone and retrieve your draft application if required 

Person Specification

Self-Assessment Form - Must be completed by the application deadline. Applications will not be complete without the self-assessment form.

Post Descriptors

*More posts may become available throughout the recruitment process.

All information on posts is correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

Dental Core Training

Applicants for Dental Core Training 1, 2 and 3 for 2023 have now closed. The application guide can be found here. Should you have any enquiries, please contact

Recruitment to Dental Core Training (DCT) is through a national selection process led by the DCT National Recruitment Office (DCTNRO). All information about the selection process is available on the DCTNRO website.

Post Descriptors for DCT1

West Region

South East Region

East Region

North/North East Region

Post Descriptors for DCT 2

West Region

South East Region

East Region

North/North East Region

Post Descriptors for DCT 3

West Region

South East Region

East Region

North/North East Region

Skilled Worker Sponsorship

NES is now responsible for issuing Certificate of Sponsorships (COS) to Dental Trainees (Dental Core and Speciality Training Registrar Trainees only) in Scotland who require Skilled Worker sponsorship.

For further information on this, please go to the Scottish Medical Training website.

DCT interviews - Travel expenses

Any claims for expenses incurred in travelling to a Selection Centre should be made to the region that assessed you, not the DCTNRO. There is a £100 cap on all expense claims. Applicants attending interviews are entitled to travel and subsistence allowance at appropriate rates in accordance with Terms and Conditions for Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and AL (MD) 4/98. Those travelling to interviews must use the most cost effective means possible.

As per NES T&S policy when staying overnight in a hotel, guesthouse or the commercial accommodation, the overnight costs will be reimbursed as follows:

  • Commercial accommodation- Overnight allowance is up to £55.00 (inc.breakfast)
  • Non-commercial accommodation (when staying with friends or relatives) is £25.00
  • No claims will be paid unless they are supported by receipts.

Important: You are only eligible to claim for expenses if you are a current employee of an NHS Trust or NHS Board. No other applicants, for example Dental Foundation/Vocational Trainees, are allowed to claim.

*Please note that DCT interviews will be conducted online therefore no travel will be required.

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Last updated: 03/05/2021

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