University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
If your ambition is to become a Registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) then this course is for you. With clinical placements in Derbyshire, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, and Northamptonshire where you will spend 65% of this 100 week programme. Here you will care for patients and learn the realities of life as an ODP, whilst under the supervision of expert registered practitioners within the operating theatre environment. Your experience is greatly enhanced by the 48 weeks a year timetable.
The course commences twice each year in Autumn and Spring and consists of 15 compulsory Modules, 5 in each year of the programme enabling the student to develop their knowledge and skills from foundation to advanced level. A wide variety of assessment methods are used
You will be taught through a variety of methods including lectures, small group work, supervised practice, self-study and reflective learning. We will help you integrate theory and practice and ensure that you develop personally as well as professionally. We adopt a progressive approach to learning so that your skills are acquired at an appropriate pace.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||or BBC at A-level|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||preferably but not essentially in a health related subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 UCAS points, including minimum 15 at Distinction at level 3, in a Health related Access programme|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Three passes minimum grade C/4 including GCSE English Language and Mathematics|
Applicants over the age of 21 with non-standard qualifications and/or appropriate vocational experience are encouraged to apply as applications are considered on an individual basis.
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Interviews will be held between November 2017 and May 2018.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|