Education and Standards

Welcome to the CODP Education and Standards webpage. Located on this page are relevant downloadable resources relevant for both Higher Education Institution (HEI) and Clinical Placement staff. Also found on this page are details of forthcoming Clinical and University Educators (CUE) Forums.

Education and Standards Committee

  • The purpose of the Education and Standards Committee is to:
  • To identify and promote best practice for ODPs through education and the development of professional standards.
  • To develop and review the undergraduate curriculum for ODPs in response to national initiatives.
  • To undertake quality assurance process for educational provision including endorsement and subsequent monitoring of appropriate educational programmes.
  • To represent the College at relevant external committees.

Membership of the committee reflects geographically the four Health Education England regions (London, Midland and East, North, South) together with one member representing the devolved nations. The committee meets three times per year with members also attending the CUE Forums.

Clinical and University Educators (CUE) Forums

The CUE Forms take place twice per year (July and December) with the venue rotating between those HEI’s that deliver Pre-Registration ODP programmes. The purpose of the CUE Forums is the sharing of ideas to solve common challenges encountered in the education of student ODPs. Topics explored in previous CUE Forums include recruitment, attrition, attendance management, mentorship workload and maximising placement opportunities. ODP academic staff have also presented their research projects at the CUE Form and it is an opportunity for students to present either their posters or their interest in a particular perioperative related topic.

CODP Endorsed BSc(Hons) in Operating Department Practice Programmes

The following HEI’s have their BSc(Hons) in Operating Department Practice Programmes endorsed by the College:

Birmingham City University

Canterbury Christchurch University

Cardiff University

Coventry University

Edge Hill University

London South Bank University

Northumbria University Newcastle

Sheffield Hallam University

Swansea University

University Campus Suffolk

University of Central Lancashire

University of East Anglia

University of Huddersfield

University of Hull

University of Leicester

University of South Wales

Wrexham Glyndŵr University


Downloadable Resources

CODP Endorsement Process (2018)

CODP BSc(Hons) in ODP Curriculum Document (2018)

CODP Standards for Supporting Pre-Registration Operating Department Practitioner Education in Practice Placements December 2021