Terms and conditions
Our BDA qualification courses are open to DCPs who: are registered with the General Dental Council have the support of a GDC-registered dentist have access to or can make arrangements to have access to the equipment and patients necessary to complete the coursework.
Payment of the course fee entitles students to:
8 weeks access to online course materials
Tutor support by email and phone from the start of the online course until the day of the exam
The recommended textbook for the subject
The course is provided as per the description available on the BDA website which is updated if any changes are made.
Payment of the course fee secures your place on a course. The course fee covers all parts of the course but does not include the examination fee.
The examination fee is payable at such a time as the student is ready and eligible to sit the BDA examination. The amount payable is determined by the BDA and may be higher than that currently in force. Failure to pay the examination fee will lead to you being unable to take the exam, however, you would not be entitled to a refund of your course fee (see Cancellations below).
When applying for the course, you will have to register as a user of our CPD Hub e-learning system. It is your responsibility to keep your login details secure and confidential.
For the final exam you must have access to a PC with broadband internet connection. You will not be able to use a Mac for the final exam, though you will be able to use one to view the course.
Email and contact details
We will send important information to your chosen email address. It is your responsibility to check your emails regularly and to inform us of any changes to your email address. It is also your responsibility to manage any filters on your account to ensure that emails from BDA Education are sent to your inbox.
We need to make contact with you throughout your studies. It is therefore vital that you tell us about any changes to your email or postal address.
Course completion and extensions
When you are accepted onto a course, we will let you know the start and end dates. You must complete all components of the online course within the allotted time. This is a mandatory requirement for BDA exam candidates. If you do not complete the course within this time, you will not be eligible to take the examination.
You will not be entitled to an extension if you are unable to complete the course, except in exceptional circumstances. These are defined as serious illness or bereavement. It is your responsibility to contact us immediately should an event occur that prevents you from continuing with the course.
About these Terms and Conditions
We may issue other conditions from time to time which we will tell you about. These conditions will also form part of your agreement with us, and if you break any of them, we will be able to end the agreement.
If you need to postpone your course, you must inform us at least 2 weeks before the start of your course. You will be able to take another course within 6 months of your original start date. If you are unable to take a course within 6 months, you will not be able to postpone and must cancel your course.
You can only postpone once. If you decide not to study on a course which you have postponed, you will not be entitled to any refund of fees. You will not be allowed to postpone once the course starts, except in exceptional circumstances. These are defined as serious illness or bereavement.
By applying to our course, you are agreeing that you can complete the necessary practical work within the time limits set by the BDA. Details of the course work are displayed on our web pages OHE qualification and Radiography qualification.
All practical work must be submitted to BDA Education by the appropriate deadline. Extensions to the practical work deadlines will not be granted for any reason. It is your responsibility to inform us immediately of any event that will prevent you from meeting the deadline.
Should you be unsuccessful at your first examination you will be given one opportunity to resit. You will be informed of when that will be.
If you are still unsuccessful at passing the examination at the second opportunity but wish to continue with the qualification, you must apply for another course and complete the coursework again.
All cancellations must be received in writing either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to BDA Education, BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS. This must then be followed by a telephone call to confirm receipt.
Cancellations received 29 days or more prior to the course start date will be entitled to a 100% credit voucher or refund. Cancellations received between 15 days and 28 days (inclusive) prior to the course start date will receive a 100% credit voucher to attend a future BDA Education course or a 75% refund. For cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the course start date, no credit voucher or refund will be given. Failure to participate in the course will constitute late cancellation and no credit voucher or refund will be given. Substitutions are welcome at any time before the course start date. Substitutions are not possible after the course start date.
We will not be liable for any failure to perform any or all of our obligations where that failure is due to the actions of someone else or to any cause beyond our reasonable control. For example, this includes items going missing in the post or problems with your internet service.
This Agreement shall be subject to and construed in accordance with the laws of England.