College of Optometrists launches new online supervisor training

  • 13 Jun 2017

The College of Optometrists has launched an online training resource for those wishing to become a trainee supervisor.

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The training, which offers 1 CET point, provides all the information and guidance needed to become an effective supervisor for the Scheme for Registration and is available online.

The training includes four short videos about supervision and covers the communication and standards of practice competencies. Participants will need to complete a multiple choice quiz to demonstrate what they have learned. All four videos can be completed in one go, or can be taken across multiple sessions.

Jackie Martin, Director of Education at the College of Optometrists said; “It’s great to be able to offer this new, more supportive guidance and training. Hopefully it will encourage more optometrists to think about becoming a supervisor. With online training and our recently launched Competency Framework, we want make it easier to become a supervisor and to ensure those that do so feel supported. Being a supervisor is an essential role in helping to develop the profession and having the opportunity to encourage someone in their career can be very rewarding.”

If you are thinking of becoming a supervisor, visit our website to access the online supervisor training. You can also find out more about being a supervisor by reading these FAQs.



Notes to Editors

  1. The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.
  2. The Scheme for Registration is a structured and supported route that gives trainees the chance to put into practice the skills learnt at university in a safe environment. With the support of a supervisor and the College assessment team, trainees are assessed against the Stage 2 competencies set out by the General Optical Council. It is run and administered by The College of Optometrists.
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