If you are applying to enter Dental Core or Specialty Training but are unable to train full time, you may be able to apply for less than full-time training (LTFT).
If you are applying to enter Dental Core or Specialty Training but are unable to train full time, you may apply for less than full-time training (LTFT), providing you can show that training on a full-time basis would not be practical for you for well-founded reasons.
Well-founded reasons may include, for example:
- ill health
- caring responsibilities
- religious commitments
- unique opportunities for personal or professional development
Less than full time training must meet the same requirements as full-time training, except that there will be fewer hours of work per week. Please note that you will need to secure a full-time post in open competition before you can make an application to work LTFT.
You should apply for eligibility through your current Health Education England (HEE) local office/deanery ahead of this and indicate your desire to work less than full time on your application form.
If you are, or will be, on a Skilled Worker visa, your pro rata salary must meet the minimum salary threshold for this visa type.
Please contact the lead recruiter for your specialty if you are planning to apply for LTFT training.
Page last reviewed: 21 December 2021