Available courses

Fellowship Dispensing Diploma: Year 1

ABDO College specialises in the provision of blended and distance learning education for the optical profession. The Fellowship Dispensing Diploma course is for trainee Dispensing Opticians working in optical practice in the UK, Ireland or overseas who are interested in advancing their optical knowledge but do not want to achieve a university degree.

The distance learning assignments will be delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE). It is a requirement therefore that you have regular access to a computer, with internet connection, a scanner and Microsoft Word.

The course comprises of the following elements:

Coursework – 32 units to be studied by distance learning. Students will be expected to study for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Block release – four weeks. Students will be required to attend ABDO College in Godmersham for two weeks twice each academic year for face to face learning in a classroom setting.

Practice based learning – 30 hours per week. Students will be required to work as a trainee Dispensing Optician under the supervision of a suitably qualified person.

The course takes three years and prepares students for the fellowship diploma examinations (FBDO). The course is made up of units of distance-learning coursework and assignment questions, block release study and practice based learning. The dispensing courses are periodically reviewed by the General Optical Council (GOC) who have recorded their approval of the College as a recognised training institution in accordance with the Optician’s Act.

Entry Requirements The minimum entry standard (as set out by The Association of British Dispensing Opticians) is the achievement of grade C or higher in the General Certificate of Secondary Education in the following subjects: · Mathematics · English · A science based subject · Two other subjects Applicants who have regular work experience in a relevant optical environment, 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English, maths and science) and the support of their employer may be considered for a place on the programme.

Applicants will be required to show evidence of recent learning; i.e. within five years of the date of application. ABDO College recognise the importance of knowledge and skills that have been developed through work and may assign accreditation for prior experiential learning (APEL) for those applicants with at least five years relevant experience. Please note however that ALL candidates are required to have achieved the required academic level in mathematics and English. ABDO College 2017-18 (03/17) For those that do not possess GCSEs (or equivalent) in the required subjects, or evidence of recent learning, Access courses are available in the following subjects: · Mathematics · English · Optics and Dispensing · Human Biology · General Science.  These short distance learning courses, delivered by ABDO College, run each February in order to prepare students for intake to dispensing the following September.

Potential students must submit evidence of having attained the required educational standard (or appropriate equivalent) before they can be admitted to the programme.

 

Employer Involvement

Employers are expected to take an active role in the selection of participants for admission. All students on the Fellowship Dispensing Diploma programme must be employed as a trainee Dispensing Optician in an environment that will provide them with opportunities to meet the GOC competencies and expectations for practical experience under the continuous personal supervision of a suitably qualified professional. The employer will normally sponsor the trainee by providing the means, the opportunity and the support for them to be successful in their studies. This contribution to, and involvement in, the trainee’s education is not to be under-estimated. Employers may contribute financially through the payment of tuition fees, purchase of textbooks, accommodation costs, travel and subsistence, membership fees (ABDO), registration fees (GOC) and exam fees (ABDO). In addition to this explicit financial burden employers must also contribute considerably in terms of hidden costs. In order to ensure continuous personal supervision of the trainee in practice there will be the employment costs of both the trainee and the Supervisor. This may often require a change in working patterns in the practice and there may be a loss of clinic time for the Supervisor; especially for the new trainee who will require close supervision. Over time the trainee will gradually become more autonomous in preparation for unsupervised practice post qualification. Trainees will be out of practice for a minimum of four weeks each academic year to attend block release sessions at ABDO College and will also require extra support and time out of practice in preparation for examinations (e.g. to attend revision courses). In addition to this, employers need to make time available for the trainee and Supervisor to spend time together in practice for the training and assessment of practical skills and for pastoral support and guidance. Employers are an essential aspect of successful delivery of this programme as are all those in the workplace who support the trainees in their personal, professional and academic development. The commitment of the employer is paramount and will require a genuine dedication to investment in their trainee to a high level.

 

College Attendance

As a part of the three year fellowship dispensing diploma course students must attend ABDO College in Godmersham, Kent for two separate fortnights during each course year. This is a ABDO College 2017-18 (03/17) compulsory requirement of the course as instructed by the GOC and enables students to discuss their studies with lecturers at the college. It is NOT possible to exempt any UK or Irish students from this block release study under any circumstances. Continuous Assessment Final marks will be made up of a combination of continuous assessment and examination scores. The pass mark is 40%. In order for students to be eligible to sit ABDO theory and practical examinations, 100% of assignments, need to be submitted on time, and gain an average mark of 40% or more, in each topic. Examinations Students who successfully complete the three year Fellowship Dispensing Diploma course and related examinations will become qualified Dispensing Opticians and earn the right to add the suffix FBDO after their name. ABDO practical examinations can only be taken in the UK (excluding Malaysian students).


For further information, please see the ABDO College website at the following address:

http://abdocollege.org.uk/course/fellowship-dispensing-diploma/

Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing Year 2 2017/18

Provided by ABDO College working in conjunction with Canterbury Christ Church University, this a two-year Foundation Degree course followed by a third year BSc Degree course in Ophthalmic Dispensing – leading to BSc (Hons) and the ABDO Level 6 FBDO qualifications.

The programme is made up of two parts and takes three years in all. The first two years form the Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing. In the third year you have a choice of completing a BSc (Hons) in Ophthalmic Dispensing and the FBDO or just the FBDO. We will discuss the options open to you and help you to choose a suitable course when the time comes. In both cases you will complete the examinations set by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians in order to qualify as a dispensing optician. Your initial application will be for the two year Foundation Degree

 

There are six, twenty credit, modules in each of the first two years. They are all compulsory.

In the first year the modules are:

Foundations for Learning

Introduction to Optics

Introduction to Ophthalmic Lenses

Theory of General Optics

Theory of Ophthalmic Lenses

Communication in Ophthalmic Practice

In the second year the modules are:

Evidence Based Ophthalmic Practice

Standards of Practice

Advanced Theory of Ophthalmic Lenses

Ocular Anatomy & Physiology

Theory of Ophthalmic Dispensing

Paediatric Dispesning

 

The third year will depend on which option you choose; however, both courses will include Refractive Management, Low Vision and Contact Lenses.

The Foundation Degree and BSc (Hons) courses are based around the ABDO Syllabus and the GOC Core Curriculum for Dispensing Opticians. Both of these documents are available on request from the appropriate body.

 

For further details, please refer to the ABDO College Website, as the following address:

http://abdocollege.org.uk/course/foundation-degree-in-ophthalmic-dispensing/

 

Employer Involvement

Employers are expected to take an active role in the selection of participants for admission. All students on the Fellowship Dispensing Diploma programme must be employed as a trainee Dispensing Optician in an environment that will provide them with opportunities to meet the GOC competencies and expectations for practical experience under the continuous personal supervision of a suitably qualified professional. The employer will normally sponsor the trainee by providing the means, the opportunity and the support for them to be successful in their studies. This contribution to, and involvement in, the trainee’s education is not to be under-estimated. Employers may contribute financially through the payment of tuition fees, purchase of textbooks, accommodation costs, travel and subsistence, membership fees (ABDO), registration fees (GOC) and exam fees (ABDO). In addition to this explicit financial burden employers must also contribute considerably in terms of hidden costs. In order to ensure continuous personal supervision of the trainee in practice there will be the employment costs of both the trainee and the Supervisor. This may often require a change in working patterns in the practice and there may be a loss of clinic time for the Supervisor; especially for the new trainee who will require close supervision. Over time the trainee will gradually become more autonomous in preparation for unsupervised practice post qualification. Trainees will be out of practice for a minimum of four weeks each academic year to attend block release sessions at ABDO College and will also require extra support and time out of practice in preparation for examinations (e.g. to attend revision courses). In addition to this, employers need to make time available for the trainee and Supervisor to spend time together in practice for the training and assessment of practical skills and for pastoral support and guidance. Employers are an essential aspect of successful delivery of this programme as are all those in the workplace who support the trainees in their personal, professional and academic development. The commitment of the employer is paramount and will require a genuine dedication to investment in their trainee to a high level.

 

College Attendance

As a part of the Foundation Degree course students must attend ABDO College in Godmersham, Kent for two separate fortnights during each course year. This is a compulsory requirement of the course as instructed by the GOC and enables students to discuss their studies with lecturers at the college. It is NOT possible to exempt any UK or Irish students from this block release study under any circumstances. Continuous Assessment Final marks will be made up of a combination of continuous assessment and examination scores.


For further information, please see the ABDO College website at the following address:

http://abdocollege.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Foundation-Degree-in-Ophthalmic-Dispensing.pdf


Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing Year 1 2017/18

Provided by ABDO College working in conjunction with Canterbury Christ Church University, this a two-year Foundation Degree course followed by a third year BSc Degree course in Ophthalmic Dispensing – leading to BSc (Hons) and the ABDO Level 6 FBDO qualifications.

The programme is made up of two parts and takes three years in all. The first two years form the Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing. In the third year you have a choice of completing a BSc (Hons) in Ophthalmic Dispensing and the FBDO or just the FBDO. We will discuss the options open to you and help you to choose a suitable course when the time comes. In both cases you will complete the examinations set by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians in order to qualify as a dispensing optician. Your initial application will be for the two year Foundation Degree

 

There are six, twenty credit, modules in each of the first two years. They are all compulsory.

In the first year the modules are:

Foundations for Learning

Introduction to Optics

Introduction to Ophthalmic Lenses

Theory of General Optics

Theory of Ophthalmic Lenses

Communication in Ophthalmic Practice

In the second year the modules are:

Evidence Based Ophthalmic Practice

Standards of Practice

Advanced Theory of Ophthalmic Lenses

Ocular Anatomy & Physiology

Theory of Ophthalmic Dispensing

Paediatric Dispesning

 

The third year will depend on which option you choose; however, both courses will include Refractive Management, Low Vision and Contact Lenses.

The Foundation Degree and BSc (Hons) courses are based around the ABDO Syllabus and the GOC Core Curriculum for Dispensing Opticians. Both of these documents are available on request from the appropriate body.

 

For further details, please refer to the ABDO College Website, as the following address:

http://abdocollege.org.uk/course/foundation-degree-in-ophthalmic-dispensing/

 

Employer Involvement

Employers are expected to take an active role in the selection of participants for admission. All students on the Fellowship Dispensing Diploma programme must be employed as a trainee Dispensing Optician in an environment that will provide them with opportunities to meet the GOC competencies and expectations for practical experience under the continuous personal supervision of a suitably qualified professional. The employer will normally sponsor the trainee by providing the means, the opportunity and the support for them to be successful in their studies. This contribution to, and involvement in, the trainee’s education is not to be under-estimated. Employers may contribute financially through the payment of tuition fees, purchase of textbooks, accommodation costs, travel and subsistence, membership fees (ABDO), registration fees (GOC) and exam fees (ABDO). In addition to this explicit financial burden employers must also contribute considerably in terms of hidden costs. In order to ensure continuous personal supervision of the trainee in practice there will be the employment costs of both the trainee and the Supervisor. This may often require a change in working patterns in the practice and there may be a loss of clinic time for the Supervisor; especially for the new trainee who will require close supervision. Over time the trainee will gradually become more autonomous in preparation for unsupervised practice post qualification. Trainees will be out of practice for a minimum of four weeks each academic year to attend block release sessions at ABDO College and will also require extra support and time out of practice in preparation for examinations (e.g. to attend revision courses). In addition to this, employers need to make time available for the trainee and Supervisor to spend time together in practice for the training and assessment of practical skills and for pastoral support and guidance. Employers are an essential aspect of successful delivery of this programme as are all those in the workplace who support the trainees in their personal, professional and academic development. The commitment of the employer is paramount and will require a genuine dedication to investment in their trainee to a high level.

 

College Attendance

As a part of the Foundation Degree course students must attend ABDO College in Godmersham, Kent for two separate fortnights during each course year. This is a compulsory requirement of the course as instructed by the GOC and enables students to discuss their studies with lecturers at the college. It is NOT possible to exempt any UK or Irish students from this block release study under any circumstances. Continuous Assessment Final marks will be made up of a combination of continuous assessment and examination scores.


For further information, please see the ABDO College website at the following address:

http://abdocollege.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Foundation-Degree-in-Ophthalmic-Dispensing.pdf

The Contact Lens Certificate course is based around the ABDO Syllabus and the GOC Contact Lens Core Competencies. Both of these documents are available on request from the appropriate body.

The three key areas of theory study are:

1.      Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Related Pathology; eyelids, pre-corneal tear film, lacrimal system, cornea, sclera, conjunctiva and anterior chamber.

2.      Visual Optics; instrumentation and emerging technology, refractive techniques, the optics of the eye and the optics of contact lenses.

3.      Contact Lens Practice; instrumentation, clinical procedures, abnormal conditions, design, materials, manufacture and related terminology, clinical application of all contact lens types, solutions and drugs.

The practical elements are; initial assessment, soft contact lens fitting, RGP contact lens fitting, complex lenses, aftercare routine and management, verification and identification

The theory course takes one academic year. Beyond this there is a requirement to develop patient case records and many students take an additional six months – one year before undertaking the practical examinations

We will send you some coursework material to work through and some assignment questions to answer for each part of the course. We will also allocate you a personal tutor and send you their contact details and a timetable for you to work to. There are 32 units of coursework and you will work through one each week. As the course is at advanced level, you will also need to undertake some additional research and read around the subject in order to gain a thorough understanding of the subject. You then send your work to your personal tutor who will mark it for you and return it to you with some feedback. You can expect this coursework to take you approximately 15 hours per week and you will need to be disciplined to make sure you keep up

 

For further information please visit the ABDO College Webpage at the following link:

http://abdocollege.org.uk/course/contact-lens-certificate/


This course has been created to act as a type of 'Beta Test' for the Virtual Learning Platform.  The course comprises of four separate groups of ABDO College distance learning tutors, acting as 'real' students and tutors over a three week period.  Each week during the course a tutor will either act as a student (which entails completing two assignments per week, and submitting them on the VLP using the advised methods), or acting as a tutor (which entails marking the submitted assignments and giving feedback, grades, and answer guides etc. through the VLP).

The objective of the course is to identify, at an early stage, any issues that could arise when delivering the blended learning course through this platform.  Moodle is used internationally by elite learning establishments and companies, and therefore will have the flexibility and functionality we require to ensure we maintain the balance of a personal tutor/lecturer/student relationship, alongside modernisation of the learning process.

The more constructive feedback we can collect, the more user friendly and efficient the learning platform will become by the time it goes live for its first real world course. 

Good luck!


This course has been created to act as a type of 'Beta Test' for the Virtual Learning Platform.  The course comprises of four separate groups of ABDO College distance learning tutors, acting as 'real' students and tutors over a three week period.  Each week during the course a tutor will either act as a student (which entails completing two assignments per week, and submitting them on the VLP using the advised methods), or acting as a tutor (which entails marking the submitted assignments and giving feedback, grades, and answer guides etc. through the VLP).

The objective of the course is to identify, at an early stage, any issues that could arise when delivering the blended learning course through this platform.  Moodle is used internationally by elite learning establishments and companies, and therefore will have the flexibility and functionality we require to ensure we maintain the balance of a personal tutor/lecturer/student relationship, alongside modernisation of the learning process.

The more constructive feedback we can collect, the more user friendly and efficient the learning platform will become by the time it goes live for its first real world course. 

Good luck!



This course has been created to act as a type of 'Beta Test' for the Virtual Learning Platform.  The course comprises of four separate groups of ABDO College distance learning tutors, acting as 'real' students and tutors over a three week period.  Each week during the course a tutor will either act as a student (which entails completing two assignments per week, and submitting them on the VLP using the advised methods), or acting as a tutor (which entails marking the submitted assignments and giving feedback, grades, and answer guides etc. through the VLP).

The objective of the course is to identify, at an early stage, any issues that could arise when delivering the blended learning course through this platform.  Moodle is used internationally by elite learning establishments and companies, and therefore will have the flexibility and functionality we require to ensure we maintain the balance of a personal tutor/lecturer/student relationship, alongside modernisation of the learning process.

The more constructive feedback we can collect, the more user friendly and efficient the learning platform will become by the time it goes live for its first real world course. 

Good luck!



This course has been created to act as a type of 'Beta Test' for the Virtual Learning Platform.  The course comprises of four separate groups of ABDO College distance learning tutors, acting as 'real' students and tutors over a three week period.  Each week during the course a tutor will either act as a student (which entails completing two assignments per week, and submitting them on the VLP using the advised methods), or acting as a tutor (which entails marking the submitted assignments and giving feedback, grades, and answer guides etc. through the VLP).

The objective of the course is to identify, at an early stage, any issues that could arise when delivering the blended learning course through this platform.  Moodle is used internationally by elite learning establishments and companies, and therefore will have the flexibility and functionality we require to ensure we maintain the balance of a personal tutor/lecturer/student relationship, alongside modernisation of the learning process.

The more constructive feedback we can collect, the more user friendly and efficient the learning platform will become by the time it goes live for its first real world course. 

Good luck!




This course is designed for current ABDO College Distance Learning Tutors to experience electronic marking through the online environment 'VLP'.  As part of this three-week course you will experience the platform from the perspective of both a student and a OpS tutor.  In week 1 you will be acting as a student, and submitting a piece of work though the platform.  In weeks 2&3 you will be acting as tutors on the platform and electronically grading and providing feedback on work submitted to you from a [fake] student.

The feedback provided will be based on your use of electronic marking approach and use of the functionality of the platform; feedback will not be provided on the content of your marking - if you have any queries regarding your marking approach you will continue to contact Gill Bickle and/or the Senior Tutors.


During week 8 of the tutor course you are expected to act as a tutor and grade two fake assignments. This course page has been set up to facilitate this process.  On this section of the online environment you will have the access of a tutor (and your mentors will be acting as your students).  You will be providing grades and feedback, through electronic means, and returning the work through the platform.  You will be provided with support on electronic marking and use of the platform from a tutors' perspective.  This process is aimed at both creating an opportunity for your mentor to provide you feedback/feed-forward on your marking approach, and ensure your are competent at utilising the functions of this online environment.

This course is intended specifically for potential distance learning tutors of ABDO College (DLI Tutors).  The purpose of this course is to prepare professional adults to become capable and confident tutors, in order to support the delivery of the College's blended learning courses.  Student tutors wishing to undertake this course should have a sound understanding of Ophthalmic Dispensing and an enthusiasm to help others; this however does not necessarily mean you know how to teach and support students.

The course objectives include, but not limited to, stating the expectations placed on DLI tutors, provide a basic understanding of the psychology of learning, demonstrating how to mark assignments and provide appropriate feedback, and indicating how tutors should respond to problems and difficult situations that can arise.

Through delivering this course through the ABDO College Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) it also provides future tutors with first hand experience of the delivery of blended learning courses using an online environment.


This course is designed for current ABDO College Distance Learning Tutors to experience electronic marking through the online environment 'VLP'.  As part of this three-week course you will experience the platform from the perspective of both a student and a OpS tutor.  In week 1 you will be acting as a student, and submitting a piece of work though the platform.  In weeks 2&3 you will be acting as tutors on the platform and electronically grading and providing feedback on work submitted to you from a [fake] student.

The feedback provided will be based on your use of electronic marking approach and use of the functionality of the platform; feedback will not be provided on the content of your marking - if you have any queries regarding your marking approach you will continue to contact Gill Bickle and/or the Senior Tutors.


During week 8 of the tutor course you are expected to act as a tutor and grade two fake assignments. This course page has been set up to facilitate this process.  On this section of the online environment you will have the access of a tutor (and your mentors will be acting as your students).  You will be providing grades and feedback, through electronic means, and returning the work through the platform.  You will be provided with support on electronic marking and use of the platform from a tutors' perspective.  This process is aimed at both creating an opportunity for your mentor to provide you feedback/feed-forward on your marking approach, and ensure your are competent at utilising the functions of this online environment.

During week 8 of the tutor course you are expected to act as a tutor and grade two fake assignments. This course page has been set up to facilitate this process.  On this section of the online environment you will have the access of a tutor (and your mentors will be acting as your students).  You will be providing grades and feedback, through electronic means, and returning the work through the platform.  You will be provided with support on electronic marking and use of the platform from a tutors' perspective.  This process is aimed at both creating an opportunity for your mentor to provide you feedback/feed-forward on your marking approach, and ensure your are competent at utilising the functions of this online environment.

This course is intended specifically for potential distance learning tutors of ABDO College (DLI Tutors).  The purpose of this course is to prepare professional adults to become capable and confident tutors, in order to support the delivery of the College's blended learning courses.  Student tutors wishing to undertake this course should have a sound understanding of Ophthalmic Dispensing and an enthusiasm to help others; this however does not necessarily mean you know how to teach and support students.

The course objectives include, but not limited to, stating the expectations placed on DLI tutors, provide a basic understanding of the psychology of learning, demonstrating how to mark assignments and provide appropriate feedback, and indicating how tutors should respond to problems and difficult situations that can arise.

Through delivering this course through the ABDO College Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) it also provides future tutors with first hand experience of the delivery of blended learning courses using an online environment.


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.

Subjects

Introduction to the eye; How the eye works; Maths revision; Electromagnetic spectrum, refractive index and refraction of light; Spherical lenses; Optical correction of refractive errors; Lens measure and lens thickness; Prescriptions and their transposition; Prisms; Bifocal and Multifocal Lenses; Lens materials and their properties; Lens tints and coatings; Facial and frame measurements; Frame selection and adjustment; Reflection of light

Duration
16 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.

Subjects

Introduction to the eye; How the eye works; Maths revision; Electromagnetic spectrum, refractive index and refraction of light; Spherical lenses; Optical correction of refractive errors; Lens measure and lens thickness; Prescriptions and their transposition; Prisms; Bifocal and Multifocal Lenses; Lens materials and their properties; Lens tints and coatings; Facial and frame measurements; Frame selection and adjustment; Reflection of light

Duration
16 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.

Subjects

Introduction to the eye; How the eye works; Maths revision; Electromagnetic spectrum, refractive index and refraction of light; Spherical lenses; Optical correction of refractive errors; Lens measure and lens thickness; Prescriptions and their transposition; Prisms; Bifocal and Multifocal Lenses; Lens materials and their properties; Lens tints and coatings; Facial and frame measurements; Frame selection and adjustment; Reflection of light

Duration
16 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.

Subjects

Introduction to the eye; How the eye works; Maths revision; Electromagnetic spectrum, refractive index and refraction of light; Spherical lenses; Optical correction of refractive errors; Lens measure and lens thickness; Prescriptions and their transposition; Prisms; Bifocal and Multifocal Lenses; Lens materials and their properties; Lens tints and coatings; Facial and frame measurements; Frame selection and adjustment; Reflection of light

Duration
16 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.

Subjects

Introduction to the eye; How the eye works; Maths revision; Electromagnetic spectrum, refractive index and refraction of light; Spherical lenses; Optical correction of refractive errors; Lens measure and lens thickness; Prescriptions and their transposition; Prisms; Bifocal and Multifocal Lenses; Lens materials and their properties; Lens tints and coatings; Facial and frame measurements; Frame selection and adjustment; Reflection of light

Duration
16 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.

Subjects

Introduction to the eye; How the eye works; Maths revision; Electromagnetic spectrum, refractive index and refraction of light; Spherical lenses; Optical correction of refractive errors; Lens measure and lens thickness; Prescriptions and their transposition; Prisms; Bifocal and Multifocal Lenses; Lens materials and their properties; Lens tints and coatings; Facial and frame measurements; Frame selection and adjustment; Reflection of light

Duration
16 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.


Subjects:
Words; Sentences; Punctuation; Review; Verbs (present tense); Verbs (past and future tense); Comprehension; Adjectives; Adverbs; Paragraphs; Note taking; Spelling; Reports; Letters; Essay writing; Essay planning; Curriculum Vitae

Duration:
20 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.


Subjects:
Words; Sentences; Punctuation; Review; Verbs (present tense); Verbs (past and future tense); Comprehension; Adjectives; Adverbs; Paragraphs; Note taking; Spelling; Reports; Letters; Essay writing; Essay planning; Curriculum Vitae

Duration:
20 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.

Subjects
Basic Arithmetic; Fractions; Ratio and Proportion; Decimals; Use of Calculators; Percentages; Graphs from Data; Basic Algebra; Expansion of brackets and Factorisation; Algebraic Fractions; Solution of Simple Equations; Formulae; Quadratic Equations; Simultaneous Equations; Graphs of Functions; Indices; Angles; Triangles; Trigonometry; Further trigonometry; Vectors

Duration
21 weeks


Access Courses available from ABDO College are designed to help prospective dispensing optician students to meet the necessary entry requirements. They are also a useful refresher for those who have been out of education for some time.


Subjects:
Words; Sentences; Punctuation; Review; Verbs (present tense); Verbs (past and future tense); Comprehension; Adjectives; Adverbs; Paragraphs; Note taking; Spelling; Reports; Letters; Essay writing; Essay planning; Curriculum Vitae

Duration:
20 weeks


Subjects
Words; Sentences; Punctuation; Review; Verbs (present tense); Verbs (past and future tense); Comprehension; Adjectives; Adverbs; Paragraphs; Note taking; Spelling; Reports; Letters; Essay wriiting; Essay planning; Curriculum Vitae

Duration
20 weeks

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