Our Team

Corinne Luke – Tutor and course lead

Corinne Tapsell

Qualifications and experience

GDC registered Dental Nurse no. 126514

Corinne gained the ‘Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector’ (DTLLS) in 2009 and has taught the National Diploma qualification and Oral Health Education Diploma in several centres over the last 14 years.  She holds a City and Guilds Assessor qualification as well as the FGDP UK ‘Certificate in Dental Practice Appraisal’.

Since qualifying as a Dental Nurse in 1980, Corinne has gained many years of experience both as a Dental Nurse and as a practice manager. Corinne worked in general practice up until 2018 and currently teaches and manages the Training 4 Practice courses.

Other information

Corinne is a current NEBDN examiner for the National Diploma and has a keen interest in behaviour management and change. She finds her recent training in NLP (neurolinguistic programming) techniques useful in a teaching setting.

Corinne says: “Delivering training is not just about teaching! Part of the tutor role is to identify where a change in attitude or thought processes can lead to improved performance. This may be a student who, perhaps based on their past experiences, believes they ‘can’t’ learn easily or are ‘too nervous’ to pass an exam.

It is very satisfying to see our students achieve success – not just by passing the exam but throughout the year as they develop in professional and personal aspects.”

Qualifications and experience