About ABDO College
In 2001 The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) established their own College, ABDO College, as a centre of excellence raising the standards in optical education for the whole profession.
Offering a range of courses through Access, Diploma, Degree, Advanced and Honours, ABDO College provide members of the Association with quality programmes leading to ABDO examinations. Thus offering members the opportunity to enhance their own knowledge and career progression and enabling development for practice staff at many levels.
ABDO College specialises in the provision of blended and distance learning education for the optical profession. Devotion and care are coupled with extensive professional knowledge to equip students with the understanding and skills for their chosen progression. ABDO College has an impressive reputation for high standards and exemplary pass rates.
Face-to-face tuition, led by eminent and appropriately qualified lecturers, takes place at the first class training facility in Kent. The College, which is the centrepiece of the Godmersham Park Estate, lies within 1000 acres of beautiful Kent countryside and benefits from stunning views across the North Downs. Situated between Ashford and Canterbury, it is accessible by rail, bus and car and provides an ideal venue for study and reflection away from the pressures and demands of everyday practice life.
Distance learning coursework and supplementary material is provided by the dedicated Distance Learning Institute at ABDO College and helpful staff are always on hand to guide and support. The Distance Learning Institute also offers student accommodation for those visiting Godmersham for block release and day courses and the ABDO College Bookshop to fulfil all textbook requirements.
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