8.0 Before you qualify

Once you graduate, you will need to apply for registration with the General Optical Council (GOC). Before you qualify, complete your safeguarding training, as this will not be available once you are fully qualified. If you haven’t done so already, apply to the Performers List/Health Board of the country where you will be working. 

In this section

The College provides free online safeguarding training. This must be completed before trainees can register with National Health Boards or the National Performers List (England).

Key information on applying to your national performer’s list.