Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Support Workforce

ODP Apprenticeship Toolkit

In collaboration with Buckinghamshire New University and Canterbury Christ Church University, HEE and Sussex AHP Faculty have produced an Apprenticeship toolkit for ODPs. It has been designed with the intent to support both employers and employees through the process from application and throughout the course.

The toolkit is available for download and the resources to be used alongside can be found on this page.

Resources to support toolkit

Expression of Interest form:

Theatre Etiquette:

Theatre Induction

This can be used and amended to contain your organisations details. Check with your education department whether they have a form already in use.

Produced by the AfPP and available for download on the internet this guide will support those new to the theatre environment.

Adaptable template to support inducting staff into your department. You can use and adapt or cut and paste any parts you may want in your induction.

Placement management

The workbooks below give example templates for managing multiple apprentices and have been provided by two organisations for you to use/adapt as needed.

Example job descriptions and business case

Below are two example job descriptions from organisations within the South East and an example business case. These are templates only for use and adaptation.

In the South East we have two universities that offer ODP Apprenticeship courses. There are other universities who offer and detail of them can be found in the toolkit.

Associated websites and resources for ODP: