Guidance

Perioperative support apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in perioperative support.

This advanced level apprenticeship aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting health professionals in the operating theatre department.

Training opportunities

You’ll be working alongside health professionals such as surgeons, nurses and operating department practitioners to provide patient care within the hospital operating theatre department. This apprenticeship includes qualifications at QCF level 3. The average duration for completion is 18 months.

Types of apprenticeships

On this advanced level apprenticeship you can train in roles like:

  • perioperative support worker
  • theatre support worker

Apply for a perioperative support apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education