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What is Records of Experience (RoE) ?

Candidates undertaking training towards NEBDN’s National Diploma in Dental Nursing are required to complete a work-based assessment portfolio called the Record of Experience (RoE).

Included in the RoE there are a number of tasks based on the role of a qualified dental nurse. Candidates need to complete these tasks in the workplace whilst being observed by a GDC registrant who acts as a ‘Witness’.

In order to ensure dental nurses complete the workplace tasks within the RoE to a satisfactory standard, all Witnesses observing the clinical activities must receive a documented, standardised level of training to ensure they are fully aware of their role and responsibilities. This is a mandatory requirement for all GDC registered professionals acting as a Witness to any candidate working towards the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing.

It’s a work-based assessment portfolio, in other words practical assignments that have to be completed before a student is allowed to take the Dental Nurses exams.

Who completes RoE?

Every student must complete their personal RoE, otherwise they will not be allowed to take the exam.

When to complete RoE?

As soon as you start working as a trainee dental nurse.

What is SLA and TPFM?

The purpose of SLA – Service Level Agreement – is to formalise the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in the delivery of training and assessment for Dental Nurses working towards the National Diploma in Dental Nursing. SLA sets out the guiding principles necessary for the establishment of an effective training and working environment consistent with health and safety legislation, NEBDN mandated documentation and current GDC guidelines.

The purpose of TPMF – Training Practice Monitoring Form is to ensure that students have continued access to a suitable clinical learning environment. It is the Course Providers responsibility to ensure effective provision of clinical training is provided by Employers/Clinical Placements.

Once a student starts working in a clinic, they must download SLA and TPMF forms.

Once downloaded, please hand it over to your Witness to be completed. Witness is a Dentist who is observing your work at your practice/clinic.

Once completed, please send it back to

TPMF Download link

SLA Download link

How long does it take to complete RoE?

There are 5 Units which take averagely about 6 months to complete. Each Unit has to be completed gradually and your witness must sign as soon as possible, otherwise RoE will become invalid. Students should aim to complete 1 unit per month.

Unit 1 – 13 assignments

Unit 2 – 8 assignments

Unit 3 – 13 assignments

Unit 4 – 20 assignments

Unit 5 – 11 assignments

What happens if a student doesn’t complete RoE in time?

Those who fail to complete the RoE in time will be automatically moved to the next exam.

Where can I find RoE documents/assignments?

You can start completing RoEs on a word document, afterwards this must be transferred to PebblePad (online RoE) Download Here

Examples of a completed RoE assignments

PER 1.1a

PER 1.1b

PER 1.3a

PER 2.1a

Supplementary Outcome Appendix B

What is PebblePad?

It’s an online platform for RoE and must be used by all students. RoE in word document form is not accepted by the NEBDN. However, students can transfer all the information from word document to the online PebblePad account.

How to get PebblePad?

In order to get PebblePad, student must be registered for the NEBDN Dental Nurses exam. Once a student is registered, they will receive an e-mail containing login details from the PebblePad team within 28 days.

To register a student for the exams we need the exam fee of £485 to be paid to Dental Tutors bank account.

Who checks students PebblePad?

We (course provider) will be able to see each student’s progress and provide feedback and guidance directly on PebblePad online platform.

Internal Moderator – person who checks all RoE after the course provider and before final submission to the NEBDN.

NOTE: We are constantly monitoring each student’s lesson attendance, RoE completion and Learning Modules completion on our website. If we do not see sufficient progress, we reserve the right to delay student’s examination until everything is completed.

How to use PebblePad?

How to use PebblePad – Here

There are also in depth guides on “how to” inside student’s PebblePad account.

How to upload previously completed RoE (Word documents) to PebblePad – Here

Information for Witnesses – Here


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