Operating Department Practitioners play an essential role in the delivery of services in the operating theatre. They’re an important part of the theatre team and work alongside surgeons and anaesthetists to deliver high standards of perioperative care to patients. This three-year, full-time course combines the academic study and clinical practice required to train to become an Operating Department Practitioner. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Operating Department Practitioner. Your qualification could ultimately lead to roles in management, teaching or specialisation – in areas such as resuscitation, intensive care or accident and emergency environments. Students are required to sign a contract of professional behaviour on commencement of the award.