Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Dental Nurses

Course title:  Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Course for Dental Nurses

This course is aimed at dental nurses who hold a recognised certificate in dental radiography, and wish to become a radiation protection supervisor. Dental nurses must be trained and competent in dental radiography and regularly undertake associated activities.

Endorsed by: DELTA Awards

Structure:    The course is provided online via pre-recorded presentations and learners can access in their own time.

Prerequisites: Candidates must hold GDC registration and a recognised Dental Radiography certificate. This course is for dental nurses only.

Assessment: This course is assessed by written questions and assignments, and a final assessment quiz.


Course Content:


The course meets the requirements of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017, CGDent guidance as provided in the Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X Ray Equipment 2020 and also RPS training as stipulated by UKHSA. The training meets the requirements of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 section 18.


The requirements of IRR(2017) and IR(ME)R (2017)

The Guidance Notes on the Safe Use of X Ray Equipment 2020 (2nd edition)

Radiation Protection, Principles and Procedures

Risks from ionising radiation and principles of radiation protection

Local Rules, Risk Assessment and Contingency Plans

Designation and Management of the Controlled Area

Audits and Records

Dose monitoring

Dental x ray equipment

Course Duration: 6 hours