Thinking about Supervising or Training?


Would you like an informal chat with an AIO member experienced in supervising pre registration students, please contact AIO  on

For further information on supervising a pre registration Optometrist

Download the useful College Scheme for Registration Supervisors article from a recent AIO Newsletter.

View the College’s on line training videos.

The College runs free CET accredited supervisor training annually at different venues across the UK.

Visit the College website 

or contact Ruth Brough, Lead Assessor, Scheme for Registration The College of Optometrists at


For further information on training Dispensing Opticians on day release, distance learning or the supervised year post full time training course

Visit the GOC website – The UK route to registration as a Dispensing Optician

For details about the diploma and degree programmes at the ABDO College which are blended learning, combining practice-based learning, distance learning theory coursework and block release sessions at Godmersham in Kent, visit the ABDO College website

If you think you can help encourage students to enter Independent practice or for any other information please contact