City and Islington College


City and Islington College is a further education college in the London Borough of Islington, England, with five major centres, including a dedicated Sixth Form college.

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Dispensing Optics

This course is being delivered under the Dispensing Handbook (2011):

  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing

The last intake for the Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing was the 2022/23 academic year. City and Islington College will no longer be a GOC-approved provider of dispensing optics after all students have graduated from, or ceased studying on, this qualification.

City and Islington 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
Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing

November 2022 Full approval City and Islington College Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing Visit Report Nov 2022 Dispensing Handbook (2011)
Contact Lens Programme April 2019 Full approval City & Islington College, Contact Lens Programme Visit Report, April 2019 Contact Lens Handbook (2007)