A unique fast-track programme in the field of ophthalmic optics education, which is taught over three semesters per year. The blended learning format means that knowledge will be delivered online and there will be several week-long residential on-campus “blocks” to embed learning into clinical and practical skills throughout each year.
Students will have access to specialist labs such as the Dispensing and Optometry Pre-Clinical space.
The modules will be:
LEVEL 4: Introduction to ophthalmic dispensing and optometric practice.
LEVEL 5: Further ophthalmic dispensing and contact lenses + start of the Pre-registration period.
LEVEL 6: Advanced ophthalmic dispensing and ocular abnormalities + Pre-registration period.
Full-time, 2 years fast-track.
Blended learning with weeklong blocks every two months
Distance with attendance, Full-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Level 4 120 Credits
An Introduction to Ophthalmic Dispensing & Optometric Practice
Level 5 120 Credits
Further Ophthalmic Dispensing & Contact Lenses
Level 6 120 Credits
Advanced Ophthalmic Dispensing & Ocular Abnormalities
Full-time: £11,100 per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Must be employed within an optical practice and have a suitable mentor.
GCSE English, Science and Mathematics plus two others at a minimum grade C or grade 4 (standard pass) equivalent + 1 year optical work experience.
Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Optical Retail Skills + 1 year optical work experience + 5 GCSEs as above
SMCTech qualification + 5 GCSEs as above
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This course is based in the School of Medicine
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.