Statement on examinations from ABDO

In order to progress students during the pandemic, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians has moved to online theoretical assessments.

While this new system worked well for the year two resit exams held on 16th June, sadly today the exams could not be delivered via this system for third year students at ABDO College. Despite efforts to re-start and rectify the issues, at 11.30am it became apparent it was not going to be possible and the decision was made to cancel.

Alicia Thompson BSc(Hons) FBDO R (Hons) SLD SMC (Tech), Director of Professional Examinations says, “We wholeheartedly apologise for the upset and frustration caused by these technical issues. All students affected have been sent a communication. We will endeavour to have an alternative plan as soon as possible and this will be communicated within the next week.”


Notes to Editors

  1. Media enquiries to Antonia Chitty
  2. ABDO represents over 6000 qualified dispensing opticians in the United Kingdom. Registered office, 199, Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD.