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Ophthalmic Dispensing* FdSc

Bradford College

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UCAS CODE: B504

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The part-time Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing is aimed at those who are currently working in an optical practice, who wish to work towards becoming a fully qualified and registered Dispensing Optician. The FdSc (part-time) in Ophthalmic Dispensing will provide you with the skills to achieve Fellowship of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and become a General Optical Council Registered Dispensing Optician.During this course you will study up to level 5 and receive a foundation degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing on successful completion. In addition to your foundation degree, successful completion of your final qualifying exams will allow you to use the suffix FBDO (Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians)The course benefits from almost 80 years of combined academic experience of the staff team. All staff on the Ophthalmic Dispensing programme team are qualified Dispensing Opticians. In addition to this, members of the Ophthalmic Dispensing programme team are employed as ABDO external examiners of both theory and practical examinations and this experience of working with the Professional Body is reflected in the currency of the programme. Bradford College has excellent links with industry and students on the Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing have benefitted from visiting lecturers on a regular basis. These include:• Essilor UK Ltd Ophthalmic Lens Manufacturer• Nikon UK Ltd Ophthalmic Lens Manufacturer• Hoya UK Ltd Ophthalmic Lens Manufacturer• Stepper UK Ltd Spectacle Manufacturer• Alcon Contact Lens manufacturerSpeakers from ABDO and the GOC visit the College annually to provide the students with information about registration and membership. You will need to register with both the GOC and ABDO as a student registrant during the period of your study.As part of their studies, students will be offered the opportunity to visit an optical manufacturer to complete Case Record 51 - a compulsory part of their pre-registration period. This is organised by the College where students gain valuable experience in all aspects of lens manufacture and glazing.

Application deadline

26 January

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A level : C

One A Level (Grade C) or equivalent qualification in a core science subject.

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University information

Bradford College

  • Campus address

    Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1AY, England

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