Glenys Bridges and Partners Practice Pathways

Our courses were designed with you in mind

Good Oral wellbeing makes a significant contribution to general health and happiness in later life

Glenys Bridges and Partners Practice Pathways (GBPP) have introduced a new strand to the business. We are building a range of dental health promotion courses written especially for carers of the elderly in residential homes. Courses costing as little as £5 can be found in our Professional Courses domain, See A carers guide to oral wellbeing in residential care settings and in the Academic Courses domain see our more extensive tutor lead, project based course: Introduction to practical oral health promotion in care home settings. Click on the links for more details.

Academic Courses

Academic Courses

Our Academic programmes are accredited by the Open College Network (West Midlands) and offer a staged pathway with our level 4 and 5 qualifications and Advanced and Higher Level programmes so that learners can build on their previous academic success.

Professional Courses

Professional Courses

Our short professional programmes offer eCPD meeting with GDC requirements. Our programmes are designed to create inclusive teams with dental-specific professional development for the entire team, irrespective of whether they are a GDC registrant.

The GBPP Professional site offers a growing range of eCPD for GDC registered practice managers as well as a rich range of quality CPD for their non-registered colleagues. In particular covering GDC category B criteria “Effective Management of self, and effective management of others or effective working with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients always providing constructive leadership where appropriate.”

We provide focused and relevant professional development for the non-clinical members of the dental team as well as their clinical colleagues. Our programmes focus on the Standards for the dental team, coving all of the skills and measures required to enable dental teams to provide caring and comfortable dental experiences for all of their patients.

The content of the GBPP Professional site will be automatically available to our students enrolled on to any course on the GBPP Academic site, and this benefit will last for the duration of their academic course.

Students not studying on one of our academic courses will be welcome to enrol onto the Professional site for their CPD and will be able to benefit from being able to access a wide range of resources and documents for practice managers Please see our Professional Course list and web pages

Glenys Bridges and Partners Academic Courses

As a company, specialising in the development of supervisory and senior management skills within dental teams, we encourage managers to develop the leadership skills within their team and so provide training for whole team professionalism. Our programmes equip members of the dental team for challenging and fulfilling work. We offer bespoke one to one tuition, training and support to enable teams to develop. Please see our Academic course list and web pages

All of our courses and qualifications were designed with you in mind, and we will continue to develop the qualifications you need to provide your patients with outstanding care and treatment.

About you

At a time of increasing opportunities for dental professionals, it makes sense to invest in training and development to extend your skills sets.

We recognise how demanding it can be to study for a professional qualification whilst balancing work and home responsibilities; so we have designed a range of flexible training programmes to enable students to maintain a work-life balance, whilst developing academic, professional and personal management skills.

This is how our courses work:

Teaching

All of our programmes are tutor led. Each student is guided by a personal tutor; distance learning students benefit from the ability to choose when and where they study with the support of a mentor/tutor. In addition, we have a growing number of training partners, some of whom offer our courses in workshop formats. Details are available on request.

Each programme teaches a range of recognised legal and ethical codes which dental professionals must observe. This enables students to embed GDC and Quality of Care regulations into their professional development.

Online aspects

Learning materials and a range of reference materials are provided online. Students work is uploaded directly onto our online Student Pathway where tutors access your work to provide feedback and guidance.

Our learning materials are set entirely within the dental practice workplace so that students can contextualise the learning for their own practice.

Courses consist of subject units each of which has Learning Activities to develop knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, Course Notes and Assignment Briefs to guide the content of assignments for assessment.

Course Fees

Course fees can be staged (and paid by instalment if requested). On booking, you will pay a booking deposit. The remainder of your course fee will be paid on the invoice; payments can be spread over nine instalments on request. An additional examination fee will be charged for qualification courses only.

Assessment fees for our quality endorsed programmes are included in the course fee. Our Programmes are Quality Endorsed by the Open College Network West Midlands – an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation.

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Testimonials

This course was a great course to complete alongside my working week. I was able to complete studies at my own pace and receive support from tutors whenever needed. The high point of this course was learning how to performance manage and support my staff effectively to ensure they develop fully in their career. This also means that the business get the best out of their staff. I have benefited hugely from this course as it has given me the confidence to manage my practice effectively and provided me with the knowledge to apply to my work. The tutor support with Gleny's Bridges is second to none. I was able to receive support and advice whenever needed. I would definitely recommend them as a course provider.

Amy Littler , Level 4 Dental Practice Management

I've just completed my Course in High skills in Dental Care Coordination and I honestly couldn't recommend Glenys Bridges enough. Had continuous support from Edita my tutor throughout the Course to help me achieve it! The webiste is simple and easy to use to upload work. I have gained great knowledge on Care Coordination and I am very happy I did my course with Glenys Bridges! Highly Recommend

Zoe , Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

I am a mature student and without the encouragement and the belief I my ability I truly believe I would not have been able to complete the course. As a result of completing this course I feel that as a Dental Nurse I have both gained confidence in myself and my ability and have a wealth of new knowledge to use in my job. I can not thank you enough Edita x you are amazing x

Heidi, Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses -S 1

This course has been extremely enlightening, useful and enjoyable. The workshops for me were the highlight of the course as its great to interact with others and have all that lovely information explained to you. As I am about to help set up a new business the whole course has set me up to do this with knowledge , tools and confidence. Glenys is a great tutor and offered as much support as I felt I needed and never put me under pressure. I feel sad I have finished the course but hope to attend workshops run by Glenys in the future. Many thanks Sandra Kudla

Sandra Kudla, Advanced Dental Practice Management Skills S3

I have completed the Higher Skills for Lead Dental Nurses course with the amazing tutor Edita. Edita is such a warm and friendly person with unavailable knowledge and experience. She helped me to go through the whole course smoothly, without stress and always with good advice. During all tutorials, Edita was giving me support and she motivated me to believe in myself and my future. The skills and knowledge I gained during this course help me every day at work to be a good and confident Lead Nurse. I put into practice everything I have learned and I love to share my knowledge with my colleagues. I would higtly recommend all courses provided by Glenys Bridges and Partners to everyone

Justyna P, Higher Skills for Lead Dental Nurses- S2 Home

I have been a member of the Glenys Bridges team for over a two and a half years, and have been treated with respect and care ever since. Glenys is very professional, enlightening and insightful to individual student needs. My tutoring sessions with her are really amazing and transformative for me, and she helped me to progress from a Lead dental nurse to Practice Manager. I was going through a rough time and I wasn't sure I would make it, but she showed me that I am important and helped me get through the tough time. Thank you for the past few years, I’ve really enjoyed working with you, and I feel it has been a valuable experience. I have already recommended your services and will continue to do so!

Patrycja Galonzka , Level 5 Diploma for Dental CQC Registered Managers (RQF)

I recently completed the Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses S-1. I have 20 years experience of working as a dental nurse and stepped into the role of a lead nurse a few years ago. Although I am a very experienced nurse I initially found stepping into this role a bit tough as I wasn't used to managing others and didn't like asking the other nurses to do things. I would actually do them by myself rather than ask. Throughout this course I learnt that it is important to allocate and delegate tasks to the other nurses.This gives me time to do other tasks I have to do and also makes the other nurses role more enjoyable as they are being given the opportunity to do something different. I had Edita as my tutor and she was fantastic. She was very upbeat and passionate when we had our tutorials each week. Her passion also made me feel motivated. This course and Editas support made me believe in myself. I would highly recommend and look forward to doing further training with Glenys Bridges in the future. The best part of this course for me was gaining my Certificate of Acheivement.

Lisa Clark, Advanced Team Leading Skills for Dental Nurses -S 1

My third course with Glenys and I would definitely recommend to anyone great help along the way and flexible tutorial times ! Can’t wait to start the next one!!

Lucy Willis, Dental Lead Roles for Care Excellence 2020-Active CPD

I found this implant dental nursing ECPD course extremely useful. I am the lead dental nurse at my practice and we are in the process of our new implantologist starting. I knew nothing about implant nursing before this course but now I know terminology, the difference between a sterilised nurse and a non sterilised nurse, the correct way to set up the surgery and so much more. This has given me the basic knowledge I require to assist our implantologist.

Hannah Berwick, Introduction to Implant Dental Nursing- Instant CPD

I really enjoyed learning what it takes to become a care coordinator and the skills needed. Emma was such a great help in developing my knowledge beyond my potential. I am really grateful that that I had her as a tutor as she made me gain further understanding of how this role should be applied in practice. I am looking forward to put this new qualification to use and I hope to pick up more qualifications from this platform :)

Sarah Nsiah- Amoakoh, Higher Skills in Dental Care Coordination

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Glenys Bridges & Partners
Practice Pathways

24 Farnworth Grove
Castle Bromwich
Birmingham
B36 9JA
United Kingdom