Why study BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (Apprenticeship) at BU?

  • Preparing you for placement and beyond, our purpose-built facilities include an operating theatre simulation suite with highly accurate and life-like manikins
  • Get hands-on experience working in surgical theatres with multiple and varied practical work placements that make up just over 50% of your time on the course 
  • 100% of the academic team are registered ODPs still working clinically who are also HEA fellows or senior fellows
  • Placements are diverse and career options are too: you could work in operating theatres, pre-assessment, intensive care, A&E, patient transfer teams and other more specialised areas of care

Professional registration:

This degree apprenticeship allows you to be employed and receive a full wage while studying. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) degree qualification and be able to apply for professional registration with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an ODP.

This is an exciting new course that is currently being developed. This page will be updated with more information in April 2024. Please register your interest and we will email you when the course is open for applications.  

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024