Ophthalmic Dispensing Foundation Degree

Canterbury Christ Church University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course is specifically designed for people already employed as trainee Dispensing Opticians. This Ophthalmic Dispensing course, based at ABDO College, equips optical practice support staff with the skills they need to be effective, reflective practitioners in the modern practice. On successul completion of the two year Foundation Degree Ophthalmic Dispensing you can progress directly onto the BSc (Hons) (year 3).

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB501
Institution code C10
Campus nameABDO College
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Contact ABDO College directly for more information - www.abdocollege.org.uk

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Applicants must be employed as a trainee Dispensing Optician, for a minimum of 30 hours per week, under the supervision of a suitably qualified professional and have active support of their employer. Five GCSEs, grade 4/C or above, including English, maths and science.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This fee is for the foundation year only. The University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time undergraduate tuition fees mid-course in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament beyond the Teaching Excellence Framework 2 (TEF2). The University will publish information about the level of inflationary increase anticipated (in percentage terms) change on its website.
Ophthalmic Dispensing Foundation Degree at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS