This framework aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting health professionals within the operating theatre department. Perioperative/theatre support workers work alongside Health Professionals (eg surgeons, nurses, operating department practitioners) to provide patient care within the hospital operating theatre department.
Designed as a work-based programme this framework includes qualifications at Level 3. This framework and the qualifications within it have been designed and developed with a wide range of stakeholders including employers.
The average duration for completion of this framework is 18 months.