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News from the College of Optometrists
Flame Health are happy to hear that the College of Optometrists have plans in place to be more cost effective and supportive.
This has been driven after a low uptake of its current advanced education. Members highlighted that barriers to applications included ﬁnancial and time constraints, gaining the required experience needed to enter the examination, and a lack of ﬁnancial reward.
The College has looked at collaboration with universities and other organisations to help its new Higher Qualiﬁcations become nationally recognised qualiﬁcations for working in enhanced services.
A review, led by College president Dr Cindy Tromans (pictured), has produced a framework within which any qualiﬁcation proposed by universities and other organisations would have to ﬁt. It also highlighted the required criteria against which the qualiﬁcations would be accredited.
Director of education at the College, Jacqueline Martin, said: "We will no longer deliver the qualiﬁcations. Instead universities and other organisations will apply to the College for accreditation of modular qualiﬁcations that they oﬀer in line with our qualiﬁcations framework."