Our Adaptation course is not a traditional one. It is a bespoke set of lectures and clinical practice tailored to the needs of the applicant and based on the recommendations of the General Optical Council. It has been created to support practising optometrists from within the EU/EEA region, who want to work as optometrists in the UK.
You will have a personalised timetable combining theoretical lectures and practical clinical sessions, along with regular tutorials and supervision. Dependent on assessment by the General Optical Council, topics may include:
You will be required to complete your timetabled sessions in full, along with a log book, to meet the requirements of the course.
Our course is suitable for optometrists who have qualified and are registered in an EU/EEA country, with a letter from the General Optical Council stating the need for an adaptation period.
This course starts in September for most applicants.
You will need to contact the GOC for assessment of your prior learning and experience, so that we are able to develop your personal course timetable.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Please note, the estimated additional costs for this course are as follows:
PD ruler - £20
pen torch - £10
Occluder - £14
Budgie stick - £10
Retinoscope & Ophthalmoscope - £1385
General Optical Council fees - £30 per annum
Optics Society membership - £5
Lab coat - £15.
Travel expenses for 14hrs of hospital experience: Approx. £100
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – Enhanced check £44
Printing costs (optional) – Average: £2.50-£5.00 per teaching week.
For further information about the course, the application process and to register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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