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ABDO freezes Course Fees

ABDO freezes Course Fees

ABDO College has announced that, for all courses where it sets the fees, fees will be frozen for the 2021/22 session.

Applications will open on 1 April for the ophthalAmic dispensing courses, contact lens and low vision courses and optical support courses including Optical Assistant and Senior Optical Assistant. The decision to freeze fees has been made to reflect economic disruption faced by many optical practitioners in the past year, which still continue for some.

ABDO College Head of Operations Steve Hertz FBDO says, “It is great to be able to tell current student and those hoping to apply for the coming session that course fees will remain at 2020/21 levels for 2021/22. We feel it is important to recognise the difficult year that practitioners have had, and that for many trade continues to be disrupted, which will in turn affect the amount they can invest in training. It is part of ABDO College’s mission to encourage as many people as possible to upskill, which could mean signing up their support staff to the Optical Assistant course, or encouraging committed optical assistants to go on the work towards their FBDO diploma. In freezing the fees we hope that as many people as possible will be able to continue their career development.”

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