Oral health


This e-learning course will improve your understanding of oral health and your role in supporting individuals with their daily personal care.


Oral health has a big impact on our quality of life. We express ourselves by talking or smiling. We can take immense enjoyment from what we eat or drink and pride in the state of our teeth and gums.

These things are just as important for people living in care homes, so good oral health care must not stop once a person enters a home. Older people are now more likely to retain their teeth than previous generations, and they need daily care and regular check-ups.

Skills for Care has now included oral health within its recommended ‘Core and Mandatory Training’ and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has linked it to their fundamental standards and will be looking for evidence during inspections.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding the importance of oral health and your role.
  • Know about the causes of poor oral health.
  • Know how to make an oral health needs assessment using a dedicated assessment tool.
  • Recognise when to escalate a problem.
  • PPE and waste disposal.
Average time to complete e-learning and assessments

Duration 30 minutes

e-learning content

1 e-learning module

Course assessments

1 online assessment

Learner support

Online learner support

Certifcate on completion

Certificate available on completion

Training records archived for future tracking and reporting

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Care-Academy key features - Content


All of our e-learning content is designed to exceed minimum standards giving you absolute confidence in the quality of training provided to employees. It is written by industry respected Subject Matter Experts and accredited by nationally recognised Awarding Bodies including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.


Learner Guarantee

We guarantee that any learner who completes our learning and assessment will be ‘fit-for-work’ and will meet the learning outcomes applicable to their course or qualification. In the unlikely event of an issue being raised, we will provide access to further training from within our portfolio at no extra cost. This means we share the risk of achieving 100% compliance with you.



We update our content in line with changes to legislation at no cost to you the client. Therefore you can rest assured that our content will always reflect industry best practice.


Structured Learner Pathway

We offer a fully integrated pathway from induction, specialist course and mandatory refresher training through to fully accredited qualifications. This means your learner's can quickly progress from new employee through to qualified worker with the minimum support. This reduces your cost of ongoing support and frees up your training personnel to provide higher value training interventions.