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Education

Optometrists and dispensing opticians need comprehensive and relevant training so that they can deliver good standards of eye care.

One of our main functions is to assess and approve the quality and content of education provided for those training to practise optometry and dispensing optics in the UK. We do this in three ways:

  • We set criteria for all higher education programmes and qualifications in optics that lead to full registration with the GOC.
  • We approve programmes and qualifications that meet these standards.
  • We carry out quality assurance visits to check that education providers and examination bodies are maintaining and improving standards.

You can find out about optical education and the approval and quality assurance process in this section.

  

 

  

 

 

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