Bradford College


Bradford College is a Further Education and Higher Education college in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, with approximately 25,000 students.

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Dispensing Optics

These courses are being delivered under the Dispensing Handbook (2011):

  • BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Ophthalmic Dispensing

The last intake for the BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing and Foundation Degree (FdSc) Ophthalmic Dispensing qualifications was the 2022/23 academic year. Bradford College will no longer be a GOC-approved provider of dispensing optics after all students have graduated from, or ceased studying on, these qualifications.

Bradford College will deliver education on behalf of Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) Examinations being delivered under the Education and Training Requirements (2021) and leading to the following award:

  • ABDO Level 6 Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing

The first intake for this qualification is the 2023/24 academic year. 

Contact Lens

This course is being delivered under the Contact Lens Handbook (2007):

  • Contact Lens Programme

Latest list of quality assurance reports

Programme Last visit Approval status Latest report Requirements
Contact lens November 2019 Full approval Bradford College Contact Lens Programme November 2019 Contact Lens Handbook (2007)

BSc Hons in Ophthalmic Dispensing 

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Ophthalmic Dispensing 

December 2021 Full approval Bradford College FdSc and BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing Visit - December 2021 Dispensing Handbook (2011)