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 - ABDO College

Fast Track Technician Training for FBDOs

Overview

The course is aimed at any qualified dispensing optician that has attained FBDO, who wants to increase their understanding of the manufacturing industry and broaden their skills and experience.

The course covers the elements of glazing and the technician’s role that do not form part of the FBDO qualification. There are 18 written assignments and a workshop on how to glaze. For experienced glazers there is no requirement to attend the workshop. Courses start in January each year and lead into examinations in December. A theory revision day will be run towards the end of each course.

CET points

The distance learning element of the course consists of 10 papers, each one is worth 1 CET point.

The assessment

The examination will include three theory papers and a practical assessment.

The course includes the following units:

UNIT 4: THE THEORY OF LENS SURFACING (10 Credits)
Surface generation of spherical and toroidal lenses; processes and standards.

UNIT 5: THE PROPERTIES OF OPHTHALMIC LENSES (12 Credits)
Design principles of spectacle lenses and how these relate to manufacture.

UNIT 11: THE SPECTACLE INDUSTRY AND STANDARDS (5 Credits)
How the processes work to produce high standards for the UK consumer.

Exemptions

A

Yes. You will only need to study towards and take some of the examinations as
listed above. Your ABDO qualification has given you exemption from the whole of
year 1, Unit 6, Unit 10 and some of the practical sections.