Standard of the Week – Operating Department Practitioner (degree)

7 December, 2023

The Level 6 Operating Department Practitioner apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery since 28th June 2018.

Operating department practitioners are registered healthcare professionals specialising in caring for people of all ages before, during and after surgery. Operating department practitioners, therefore, mainly work in operating departments. They work alongside other professionals, such as doctors and nurses, and take a lead role in ensuring the service user is safe during each stage of the journey through the operating theatre.

There are currently 23 training providers registered to offer this apprenticeship

You can access this apprenticeship standard here.

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