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Grow your business with online staff training

ABDO College offers great courses to help your staff develop their skills. These courses can lead to stand-alone qualifications and also prepare people to study for the FBDO qualification. Read on to find out about what’s available:

Level 2 and Level 3 Optical Support

The qualifications in Optical Support are great for new staff induction and developing your existing support team. This is a distance learning programme, leading to the qualification awarded by the WCSM. Optional units which are most applicable to the individual’s role can be selected.
The WCSM qualifications in optical support are designed for all staff working within optics who don’t have a General Optical Council registerable qualification. The qualifications are applicable whether your teams work in retail optics, manufacturing, sales or technical support.

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Level 4 Optical Technician Diploma

The manufacture of finished glasses can be a key differentiator for your practice in terms of quality and precision. To achieve this you need the best technician who understands the principles behind many of the tasks within surfacing and glazing. The Level 4 Diploma for Optical Technicians course provides the underpinning knowledge to deliver exactly this for your lab teams, especially those that you may want to become a senior technician or supervisor. It is a two-year blended learning course. On passing the examinations, the Level 4 Diploma for Optical Technicians qualification will be awarded by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers. This qualification is regarded as the industry gold standard and will entitle your lab technician to use the letters SMC (Tech) after their name.

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Level 4 Optical Assistant Diploma

The Level 4 Diploma for Optical Assistants is for staff who you would like to become
senior optical assistants and/or supervisors. It will deliver benefit to your practice
through staff with increased knowledge, and allows staff to feel they are developing.
It also gives a great foundation if they want to study for the FBDO qualification at
a later date.

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Why ABDO College?

  • A proven track record of success since 2001
  • An extensive range of courses to suit your individual needs
  • Dedicated and experienced academic staff
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment
  • Consistently high theory and practical examination results
  • Helpful course tutors
  • Vibrant and positive attitude towards students
  • Committed to the furtherance of dispensing optics
  • Established by the profession for the profession
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How do I join?

Want to find out more? Check out our prospectus for more information on this course and all other courses available from ABDO College.

Applications close: 31 August 2018

To apply

call the courses team at ABDO College on 01227 738 829 (Option 1)

or email info@abdocollege.org.uk

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