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 - ABDO College

Revision Courses held at Godmersham

Revision course dates - £65 per subject unless otherwise stated

Monday 28th October

09:00-12:00 - Contact Lens Practice (Theory Unit) 13:00-16:00 - Contact Lens Visual Optics

Wednesday 30th October

09:00-12:00 - Advanced Ophthalmic Lenses and Ophthalmic Dispensing 13:00-16:00 - Standards of Practice and Abnormal Ocular Conditions 16:00-1800 - Anatomy

Tuesday 29th October

09:00-12:00 - Contact Lens Anatomy

Thursday 31st October

09:00-12:00 - Refractive Management 13:00-1600 - Low vision 16:00-1800 - Contact Lenses (Dispensing students)

Monday 18th November

09:00-16:00 -Contact Lens Practical (£160)

Guidance Notes

Please read the following carefully. By applying, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

Confirmation of place
Upon receipt of a completed application and payment, your place on the course will be confirmed; however, you should be aware that the course will only run provided the minimum numbers are met.

ABDO membership subscription
You must retain your membership with ABDO.

GOC student registration
All UK and Republic of Ireland students must hold student registration with the General Optical Council. Forms are available from www.optical.org.

Application deadline
Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Course fees
£65.00 per Module
£160.00 CL Practical Day (Including Lunch)

Please note: If you purchase two half day courses being run on the same day, lunch will be provided at no extra expense, providing you complete and return the lunch order form enclosed with your course confirmation.

As the course is dependent on numbers to run, if you have paid for the course and then wish to withdraw, no refund will be given.
In the event that ABDO College cancel this course, due to the minimum number not being met, we will issue a full refund of course fees. ABDO College take no responsibility for other costs incurred by students in booking this course (eg. transport, accommodation).



Revision courses held 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 Dispensing

PQE Theory of General Optics
PQE Theory of Ophthalmic

Year 2 Dispensing

FQE Theory Advanced Ophthalmic
Lenses and Ophthalmic Dispensing
FQE Theory Standards of Practice
FQE Abnormal Ocular Conditions
FQE Theory Anatomy

Year 3 Dispensing

FQE Theory Assessment and Management of Refractive Errors
FQE Theory Low Vision in Ophthalmic Dispensing
FQE Theory Basic Principles of Contact Lens Wear

For PQE and FQE practical revision please contact ABDO Examinations and Registration.

Contact Lens Certificate

CL Visual Optics
CL Anatomy
CL Practice
CL Practical


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


These 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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


Call the courses team at ABDO College on 01227 738 829 (option 1). Any member of the team will be happy to help you.