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Dental Nurse
RAF Dental Nurse in mask and faceshield assisting RAF Dentist with patient
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Eligibility check
In order to continue your application for this role, you must meet the requirements below.
  • 17 - 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday).
  • If you’re under 18 years of age, you’ll need consent from a parent or guardian before you apply.

You must be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth (with ‘right to work’ immigration status).

Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application, but candidates with a minimum of 3 years may be considered.

If you have resided abroad for a period due to work or study, you may still be eligible on a case by case basis. Please continue this registration and proceed to your full application.


GCSEs at Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) in English language or SCE Standard Grades at Grade 2/Scottish National 5 in English.

All RAF ground trade recruits (except Air Traffic Controller – Senior Non-Commissioned Officer) must have or gain Functional Skills (FS) qualifications in English and Mathematics to graduate from Recruit Training. Your first chance to pass these tests, if you don’t already have the necessary FS grades, will be at the Pre-Recruit Training Course. The level of FS qualifications you need to achieve depend on the trade you are applying for; as, Dental Nurse, you will need to pass the Level 1 FS tests in Mathematics and English.

Even if you have other qualifications in Mathematics and English (like GCSE/SCEs), you will still have to take and pass the FS Mathematics and English tests.

You will also need to have Enhanced DBS clearance.