Firstly apologies if this has been discussed on here, I had a quick look but didn't really find anything. I'm looking to transfer from CMT around the end of 2013, and have been gently nudged in the direction of nursing, but I'm also interested in what ODP has to offer. Which bought me to this: According to the Army Jobs webpage for ODP it says as of 2014 the trade qualification will no longer be a diploma, but, and I quote, "might" become a degree (http://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/150/operating-theatre-practitioner/). After a quick bit of research, apparently this has been the case in a few UK universities for a while, but not at Birmingham. Has anyone heard anything a bit more definitive than it "might" be happening? Also, whilst I'm aware there are people who's job it is to know these things, on the off chance would anyone have a rough idea of how ODP recruiting is at the moment? I'd imagine it's a difficult one to get into? Cheers.