Our Adaptation course is not a traditional one. It is a bespoke set of lectures and clinical practice that has been tailored to the needs of the applicant, based on the recommendations of the General Optical Council (GOC). It has been created to support optometrists who trained outside the UK but are now looking to practise in the UK and need to register with the GOC.
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 qualified optometrists who trained outside the UK who are not registered with the General Optical Council (GOC). The GOC will need to provide a letter stating the need for an adaptation period for us to consider your application.
Please be aware that possession of this letter does not guarantee entrance to the course, but will allow us to assess your study requirements. Places on this course are limited and so offers are made on a first come first served basis and according to eligibility and requirements.
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, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
Estimated additional costs for this course are:
PD ruler - £20
Pen torch - £10
Occluder - £14
Budgie stick - £10
Retinoscope and ophthalmoscope - £1385
General Optical Council fees - £30 per annum
Lab coat - £15
Travel expenses for 14 hours of hospital experience: approximately £100
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – enhanced check £44
Printing costs (optional) – an average of £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.
Applicants need to produce a referral letter from the General Optical Council following your prior learning and experience review.
Applicants will need to have IELTS level 6.5 and undertake a DBS check.
Applicants will need to demonstrate suitable previous qualifications and/or experience.
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