This Diploma is available as an Apprenticeship at  Level 3. You will gain a qualfication in:

  • Diploma in Perioperative Support 
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills English
  • Award in Employer Rights & Responsibilities

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

You can undertake Bridging Skills in HE which will then grant you an interview at Bournemouth University to study ODP

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

Show enthusiasm for working in the health sector
• Have basic literacy, numeracy and communication skills on which the apprenticeship will build
• Have a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job roles (eg assisting in moving and handling of people)
• Be willing to undergo Disclosure and Barring Service checks (this is needed as apprentices are likely to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults)
• Be flexible as there may be a requirement to work shifts

You are required to be working in the Health Care sector for 30 hrs per week

Course costs

Course content

Course Content 

The course covers:

  • Personal Development
  • Communication
  • Duty of Care
  • Equality & Inclusion
  • Health & Safety
  • Infection control
  • Person centred approaches
  • Safeguarding
  • Handling Information
  • Transport, transfer and position individuals
  • Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
  • Safe use of medical devices
  • Assist in delivery of perioperative care
  • Plus other units more specific to your role

Delivery will be by attendance at taught workshops on a fortnighly basis, completion of assignments and observations in the workplace.

More info

Start Day/Time 

September, January and April

Duration 

18 Months

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

More about the course 

Please call 01202 205414 for further information. 

Duration 

18 Months

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds