Tuesday, July 23, 2024

April at the NRC

This week sees Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) take place at the NRC, along with Final Qualification Examinations for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians

An OSCE is a multi-station, clinical skills assessment method that is based on objective testing and direct observation of student performance. The exams at the NRC are run by ABDO in conjuncton with WOPEC and will allow qualified contact lens opticians to take part in minor eye condition schemes across the UK. These schemes mean that patients can access eyecare more easily in their local community. Contact lens opticians can help people with red, sore and irritated eyes, freeing up hospitals for more serious eye disease.

Here are some comments from some of the students who passed their OSCEs yesterday:

“Thank you so much for you kind patience yesterday and I am utterly thrillled to have passed!!”


“Thanks for making the exams as painless and relaxed as possible. As someone who qualified as a DO in 1982, and a CLO in 1990, getting back into studying was a bit of a challenge, and I  just wanted to say how much I appreciate your support and encouragement throughout my journey. I’m very grateful to both ABDO and WOPEC for the opportunity to extend my professional skills, I’m looking forward to this new phase in my career!” Abi

“Thank you so much for all your help and support. A fantastic course for CLOs and will be recommending more CLOs enhance their professional practice.”

Examiners setting up for the OSCEs