Revision Courses - At Godmersham

What will I learn on this course?

Revision courses at Godmersham are tutorial sessions designed to assist students with worked problems, past paper questions and practical skills in a taught environment in the period immediately prior to examinations. The sessions are often student led and actively involve students in selection of revision topics.

The following courses are available:

Year 1

PQE Theory of General Optics
PQE Theory of Ophthalmic Lenses
PQE Practical Ophthalmic Dispensing Practice

Year 2

FQE Advanced Ophthalmic Lenses & Ophthalmic Dispensing
FQE Professional Conduct in Ophthalmic Dispensing
FQE Communications in Ophthalmic Dispensing

Old Year 2

Final Optics
Final Anatomy

Year 3

FQE Theory Assessment and Management of Refractive Errors
FQE Theory Low Vision in Ophthalmic Dispensing
FQE Theory Basic Principles of Contact Lens Wear
FQE Practical Advanced Ophthalmic Dispensing Practice Section A
FQE Practical Advanced Ophthalmic Dispensing Practice Section B
FQE Practical Advanced Ophthalmic Dispensing Practice Section C
FQE Practical Advanced Ophthalmic Dispensing Practice Section D/E

Old Year 3

Final Visual Optics
Final Ophthalmic Lenses
Final Practical Section 1
Final Practical Section 2
Final Practical Section 3
Final Practical Section 4
Contact Lens Certificate
CL Theory Visual Optics
CL Theory Anatomy
CL Theory Practice
CL Practical

How long is this course?

Each course will run for one day or one half day and sessions and all are held at ABDO College, Godmersham, Kent.

Who is running this course?

ABDO College

Who is this course for?

Revision courses are for any student preparing themselves for ABDO examinations especially those who are re-sitting or sitting their final attempt.

The revision courses are to supplement your revision programme and should be undertaken in addition to a thorough study of your coursework and practice with past paper questions. You will also need to undertake some additional research and read around the subject in order to gain a thorough understanding of the syllabus.

Do I have to be working in practice?

Although not an essential requirement for revision courses, it is preferable that you are gaining practical experience to support your learning and developing advanced practical skills in ophthalmic practice.

Do I have to be a member of ABDO?

Yes, you will need to retain full membership for the duration of your course.

Do I have to register with the General Optical Council?

Yes, it is essential that you retain full, or student, registration as a trainee or practicing Dispensing Optician for the duration of your course.

What qualification will I achieve at the end of the revision course?

There is no certificate awarded for completion of the revision course. Qualification will be achieved when you are successful in your examination attempt with the ABDO.

What should I do if I am not sure whether this is the right course for me?

Call us. We are happy to answer questions about the available courses from ABDO College and to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

We may also be able to put you in touch with other members who have previously completed this course.

Who should I call if I have questions or need help filling in the forms?

Call the Courses Team at ABDO College on 01227 733901. Any member of the team will be happy to help you.

How do I apply?

For an information pack with details of the next intake, fees, deadline and an application form contact us using the contact us feature on this website, or by telephone, fax, email or post.

The Courses Team
Operational Services
ABDO College
Godmersham Park

T: 01227 733901
F: 01227 733910
ABDO College provides the Association of British Dispensing Opticians' three-year distance learning course for trainee dispensing opticians. This incorporates four-weeks of compulsory college attendance giving students an opportunity to consolidate their theoretical studies with practical laboratory sessions, tutorials and lectures.