Registered Manager: How to register with the CQC

30-minute online ECPD course for Dental Professionals

Registered Manager - Register with CQC - Online Course - Apolline Training


This course is aimed at assisting completely new Registered Managers with completing their CQC Registered Manager’s Application in a dental practice that is currently registered with the CQC.

This course is aimed at assisting completely new Registered Managers with completing their CQC Registered Manager’s Application in a dental practice that is currently registered with the CQC.

If you are applying to be a Registered Manager in a new start-up practice please refer to Module 1 of our CQC ‘How to’ courses: How to register with the CQC as a new Provider in a new start-up dental practice.

The aim of this course is to provide advice and guidance to individuals who wish to apply to become the Registered Manager of a dental practice that is already registered with the CQC.

The objective of the course is to provide guidance on:

  • The role and responsibilities of the Registered Manager
  • Completing the CQC countersigned enhanced DBS check
  • The Registered Manager application process
  • The Registered Manager’s interview
  • Timelines for processing the Registered Manager application.

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Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients, providing constructive leadership where appropriate.

  • Effective practice management.
  • Business management.
  • Team working.
  • Leadership skills.



Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice.

  • Clinical and technical areas of study.
  • Radiography.
  • Cross infection control.
  • Medical emergencies and CPR.
  • Emerging technologies and treatments.
  • CPD specific for your daily role(s).
  • Upskilling opportunities.

It is a legal requirement under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 for all dental practices to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

There are 3 types of CQC registration: 1. Individual, 2. Partnership or 3. Organisation.

This type of registration is called the legal entity and it is essential that all practices are registered as the correct legal entity.

All dental practices that are registered with the CQC are required to have a Registered Manager.

The only exception is where the service provider (usually the practice principal or the practice owner i.e. the legal entity) is an individual (i.e. not part of a partnership and not a limited company) who manages the service the practice provides on a day-to-day basis and who has the necessary skills and experience to do this. All other practices require a Registered Manager.

Course Curriculum

  • Definitions and interpretations
    5 minutes
  • Regulated activities provided by dental practices
    5 minutes
  • The role of the Registered Manager
    5 minutes
  • The responsibilities of the Registered Manager
    5 minutes
  • Step 1: CQC Countersigned DBS check
    5 minutes
  • Getting ready to apply – information you will need
    5 minutes
  • Step 2: Completing the Registered Manager application form
    5 minutes
  • Additional documents required as part of your application
    5 minutes
  • Job sharing between two managers
    5 minutes
  • Step 3: Submitting the Registered Manager’s application form
    5 minutes
  • Validation and assessment of your application
    5 minutes
  • Registered Manager’s Interview
    5 minutes
  • Registered Manager Interview Questions
    5 minutes
  • Timelines for processing your application
    5 minutes
  • Summary and ‘things to remember’
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Registered Manager: How to register with the CQC
    8 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 30 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.
How long do I have access to the course?

After you have successfully enrolled on the course, there is no limit on when you must complete the course by. 

Does the course have a test?
Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.
Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?
Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.
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