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Take your career to the next level with our contact lens course. Designed for UK General Optical Council (GOC) registered dispensing opticians looking to specialise in contact lenses, our course will build on the training you already have, giving you the knowledge and skill set to look after contact lens patients. Subject to GOC full approval*, completion of our PG Cert and the assessment of clinical competencies will lead to entry-level registration with the GOC as a Contact Lens Optician.
Designed for GOC registered dispensing opticians who are already in practice, our new blended learning course enables you to study whilst working. Throughout the year you will cover the theoretical aspects of the course through online learning, where you will be supported through your course tutors and
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Applicants will need to hold a Diploma, Foundation Degree or BSc in Ophthalmic Dispensing, have passed the Association of British Dispensing Opticians PQP and FQE exams or hold the Anglia Ruskin Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing (registerable award).
Applicants will need to be a UK or Ireland based, GOC registered dispensing optician with at least two years continuous GOC registration as a qualified dispensing optician prior to the start of the course.
Please see course website for further details.
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ARU's first General Optical Council (GOC) registered Dispensing Optician graduate
If any Dispensing Optician is wanting to further their career, I would highly recommend the new ARU PGCert route to becoming a Contact Lens Optician. The way in which the course lecturers adapted the delivery of the course due to COVID has been exceptional and a real testament to the innovative and modern teaching methods and overall course content. I felt well supported throughout the year by all of the course tutors and the standard of online material was better than previous distance learning I've completed at other institutions.
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