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Access to Operating Theatres Award (SCQF Level 8, EQF Level 5)

This qualification– developed in partnership with UK awarding organisation Eduqual – meets the needs of experienced senior practitioners, and individuals who are not yet operationally competent in their chosen field.

Assessment Criteria

As a qualification there are three key elements to be met:

  • Technical Knowledge
  • Clinical Skill
  • Reflective Practice

This unit will be assessed through three different activities:

  • Candidates will complete a comprehensive written assessment which will include the principles of Safe Practice within the relevant clinical areas
  • Candidates will complete a multiple-choice questionnaire covering all aspects of the taught Hospital/Theatre Skills unit and its pre-course reading
  • Candidates will be expected to demonstrate personal competencies in an actual hospital clinical area under simulated conditions

Delivery

The programme will be delivered through formal presentations; problem based learning and practical clinical sessions in a relevant clinical setting; by a qualified faculty with defining knowledge and experience.

The qualification is set at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework and Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework.

EduQual’s MedTech qualifications are credit-rated under the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), ensuring they are of the highest quality.

This qualification is recognised as a National Occupational Standard. It is also valid for all credentialing schemes, including the MIA scheme.

For more information about qualifications across the United Kingdom and Ireland click here.

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