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 - ABDO College


ABDO College is based in Godmersham, Kent and specialises in distance and blended learning education for the optical profession. It is the only college in the UK devoted solely to the teaching of the theoretical and practical aspects of ophthalmic dispensing and its related specialist areas.

Available courses range from Access courses for those without GCSEs to advanced and honours courses allowing qualified professionals to specialise in specific fields of interest.

ABDO College delivers the Fellowship Dispensing Diploma that was previously delivered by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and its predecessors for approximately 70 years. Many years of experience combined with a new approach and commitment to quality standards have helped ABDO College to be quickly recognised as a centre of excellence for optical education.

ABDO College strives to maintain the highest possible standards and to increase the standing of ophthalmic dispensing in the eyes of the professional, to raise public confidence and increase public understanding of the level of training achieved. In addition to this ABDO College prides itself in a dedication to maintaining a supportive and caring learning environment for all students at all levels.

Blended learning education allows students the tremendous benefit of applying contemporary teaching in a work environment therefore allowing for study that best suits the changing demands of both student and employer. The student will continue in paid employment for the duration of their studies thus reducing the need for additional finance and providing the opportunity to establish a credible career development portfolio.

For an information pack with details of the next intake, fees, deadline and an application form for any of these courses please contact us via this website, or by telephone, fax, email or post.