Contact Lens Optician PgCert
Anglia Ruskin University
Key Course Facts
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.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Foundation Law
- Graduate Degrees
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- Undergraduate Degrees
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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. Applicants are required to submit a CV and personal statement (200 words) supporting their application. Supervisors must be a currently GOC registered optometrist, or contact lens optician, and have been continuously so for at least the last two years at the start of the course. They must be able to supervisor you in practice for a minimum of one day a week throughout the duration of your studies.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Anglia Ruskin University
Founded in 1858, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is located in Cambridge, England, just a 15-minute walk from the City Centre. This university offers an extensive catalogue of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, as well as 8 student housing options at distinct price points. Cambridge is famous for being a student city, and those at ARU can benefit from that by mixing with those students working at the numerous universities throughout the city.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Optometry MOptom||Aston University||83%||0%||5%||£9250||£19700||142||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Optometry BSc (Hons)||Cardiff University||63%||0%||0%||£9000||£23450||153||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Optometry BSc (Hons)||Ulster University||91%||0%||5%||£9250||£15360||142||Coleraine||On campus Full-time|
|Optometry with a Preliminary Year (4 years) BSc (Hons)||Cardiff University||63%||0%||0%||£9000||£23450||153||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Optometry BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||62%||0%||1%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||162||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Optometry BSc (Hons)||City University London||83%||0%||8%||£9250||£16560||135||London||On campus Full-time|
|Optometry and Vision Sciences PhD||University of Huddersfield||83%||0%||8%||£4647||£16000||135||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Optometry BSc (Hons)||Glasgow Caledonian University||96%||0%||2%||£9250||£12250||207||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Introduction to Optometry CertHE||City University London||96%||0%||2%||£9250||£15920||207||London||On campus Full-time|
|Optometry BSc (Hons)||University of Huddersfield||78%||3%||12%||£9250||£16000||131||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|