This course empowers participants to serve as ophthalmic assistants, offering patient care, customer service and administrative support. It will also equip learners with the skills to play a crucial role in aiding the broader ophthalmology team with various daily clinical tasks.

Programme Modules

  • Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
  • Retail Selling 5N1619
  • Reception and Frontline Skills 5N1407
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Customer Service 5N0972
  • Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
  • Level 3 Certificate for Optometric Clinical Assistant
  • Level 3 Certificate for Ophthalmic Dispensing Assistant

Course Duration

This is a full-time one-year course which runs from September to May.

Entry Requirements

A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age. Entry is subject to interview.


There are no fees to study this course.

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