Joint Dental Foundation Core Training (JDFCT)

The Yorkshire and the Humber Joint Dental Foundation Core Training programme (JDFCT) is a two year programme that combines Dental Foundation Training and Dental Core Training Year 1. Twelve trainees are recruited to Yorkshire and the Humber each year. 

Trainees will alternate working between a primary care and secondary care setting througout the programme. Trainees will have an Educational Supervisor for both their primary care and secondary care sites. 

All trainees working across Yorkshire and the Humber will be employed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 



JDFCT Trainees will be required to complete both the Dental Foundation Training (DFT) and Dental Core Year 1 Training (DCT) curricula by the end of the two year training programme. 

Currently, there are different portfolios for DFT and DCT so JDFCT Trainees will have two portfolios to populate. 

Trainees will be subject to an IRCP and FRCP in line with the DFT and DCT. Further details are avaialble here:


Training Programme Director
Dr Ian Wilson

Associate Dental Dean
Dr Jason Atkinson

Dental Support 


Trainees will be recruited via Oriel. JDFCT Trainees will be recruited alongside Dental Foundation Trainees. 

Details on posts and the recruitment timeline are available here

The Yorkshire and the Humber Recruitment Team can be contacted on

Prior to starting, trainees must ensure that they are registered with the GDC:  

Study Days

The Dental Study Leave policy is available here.

Prior to starting the programme, JDFCTs will be invited to attend the CITY Course. This is held at the end of August each year and is a skills based induction to hospital dentistry. 

With the exception of the CITY Course, all other study days will be booked via Maxcourse. 

For queries regarding study days, please contact

Escalating Concerns

HEE want to ensure that your training is enjoyable and that it allows you to fulfil your curriculum requirements.

Should you experience any problems or have any concerns during you training, there are a number of people in place to help.

Please see this flowchart to support you in raising your concerns.