The Operating Department Practitioner Trailblazer is delighted to announce that the degree apprenticeship for Operating Department Practitioner has been approved for delivery by the Institute for Apprenticeships and allocated a funding band 14 (maximum £24,000).
The approved Standard and Assessment plan can be found here.
Employers, training providers and apprentice assessment organisations can now prepare for delivery of the apprenticeship.
Victoria Maher, Workforce Director, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, Chair of the Trailblazer group said:
‘It is fantastic news that the ODP Apprenticeship Standard has been approved. This development is key to supporting sustainability to the ODP workforce. The role of ODP’s is critical within the NHS workforce and the apprenticeship will enable all providers to grow their own practitioners.
I want to thank the trailblazer group for their support, commitment and challenge in driving this standard forward. The group have been great to work with.’