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ABDO College’s optical assistant course has record entry numbers

Written by: Zoe Wickens, Optician magazine
Published on: 20 Sep 2019

ABDO College’s new OA course has record numbers wanting to join

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) College’s new optical assistant course has had record numbers wanting to join.

The new students will have weekly modules to work through online and in practice with the support of a personal tutor. Optional workshops at ABDO’s National Resource Centre in Birmingham are also available for students.

ABDO College’s head of operations Steve Hertz said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome over 80 new students onto this course which is suitable for people who have just started working in optics, as well as those who have been in practice for some time and want to formalise their knowledge. It seems that the combination on online learning, practical skills to develop in practice, and workshops for key skills have had exactly the appeal we hoped for.’