ABDO College

ABDO College offers you and your team courses which allow every staff member to advance.

Start with the Optical Assistant course for a great introduction to optics, as well as an ideal way to formalise knowledge gained in practice.

Move on to the Senior Optical Assistant course to develop and grow your knowledge and broaden what you can offer to patients.

Along with ABDO College’s Access courses, these courses will help you gain entry to the Fellowship Dispensing Diploma.

You also have the option to study Ophthalmic Dispensing at degree level while achieving your professional qualification.

Beyond FBDO, ABDO College offers advanced and honours courses allowing qualified professionals to specialise in specific fields of interest.

Years of experience combined with a fresh approach and commitment to quality standards mean ABDO College is recognised as a centre of excellence for optical education.

Based in Godmersham, Kent, ABDO College is the only UK college devoted solely to the teaching of the theoretical and practical aspects of ophthalmic dispensing and related specialist areas.

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 allows you to apply contemporary teaching in your work environment, a way to study that suits the needs of both student and employer. As a student you continue in paid employment for the duration of your studies, reducing the need for additional finance and giving you the opportunity to establish a credible career development portfolio.