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Theatre Access Course


Sadly due to the current Covid-19 situation, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all AfPP Theatre Access Courses for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to monitor the situation in-line with government guidelines and once safe to do so, will look at re-arranging a new programme of events.

For any queries please contact the Events Team on 01423 882969 or


Is this course for you?

AfPP's Theatre Access Course is a professional qualification for medical device or pharmaceutical company representatives who are required to be present in operating theatres to provide technical support and expertise to the clinical team.

The course can also prove valuable for students hoping to gain insight into the intraoperative environment.

AfPP are a preferred provider by MIA for a classroom based course.

What will you get out of it?

  • the knowledge and understanding needed to visit any area of theatre, including correct etiquette and the roles and responsibilities of members of the team

  • an awareness of the framework in which you can deliver training, sales or research

  • an awareness of AfPP's latest standards and recommendations governing behaviours within the operating theatre

  • an opportunity to make new contacts and share best practice with practitioners and other medical device/pharmaceutical company representatives

  • a certificate of attendance for your career portfolio

  • a Theatre Access Course ID passcard to put your new skills to good use

How long will the qualification stay valid for?

The course is valid for two years, after which you will be required to complete a refresher module. You will be contacted by a member of our team when necessary.

Where is it held?

Either at AfPP HQ in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, or in your workplace (min 10 delegates required for onsite courses).

What does it cost?

£250+VAT for medical device representatives

£150+VAT for students

The course can also be tailored to meet your individual team's requirements.

To book your place or for further information, please call Kelly Squires on 01423 882969.

Next Course Dates





18 June 2020 - postponed   Harrogate  
6 August 2020 - postponed   Harrogate  
15 October 2020 - postponed   Harrogate  
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