***NEW DATE ADDED – 23 April 2021***

RCOphth is pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the Spring 2021 OPT Training The Trainers courses.

There is no charge for the course, and bookings can be made here: https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/events-and-courses/

These courses are suitable for Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists, Optometrists and Ophthalmic Nurses who are experienced in education and would like to implement the OPT programme in their unit or region.

After further training, delegates from this course will be expected to:

  • Roll out OPT Training Programmes in their departments
  • Contribute to leading the provision of OPT Training in their regions
  • Attend further OPT TTT or RCOphth TTT Courses to develop skills as Facilitators and Faculty
  • Cascade Supervisor TTT Training locally
  • Support the delivery of Advanced TTT Programmes nationally

***NEW DATE ADDED – 23 April 2021***

OPT TTT Programme Spring 2021

Training The Trainers Courses


Monday 1 February 2021

(online, full day)

OPT TTT Friday 12 March 2021

(online, full day)


Fast Track Training The Trainers Course (Invitation Only)

For: TPDs, HoS, and delegates who have attended previous OPT TTT full day course or all 3 days of RCOphth Supervisor TTT

Monday 8 February 2021

(online, 9.00am-12.30pm)

Aims – to be able to:

  • teach, supervise and assess OPT Learners

Objectives – to be able to:

  • Understand the OPT Programme aims and structure
  • Implement the OPT Curriculum
  • Teach some OPT Learning Outcomes
  • Lead critical feedback in a positive manner
  • Perform appraisal
  • Supervise and support OPT Learners
  • Perform Workplace Based Assessments (WBAs)
  • Supervise and assess collection of Portfolio evidence
  • Develop as OPT TTT Faculty

GMC Framework for Trainers

This course includes material from the following GMC standards for trainers, but the topics are not covered comprehensively:

  1. Ensuring safe and effective patient care
  2. Establishing & maintaining an environment for learning
  3. Teaching and facilitating learning
  4. Enhanced learning through assessment
  5. Supporting and monitoring educational progress
  6. Guiding personal and professional development
  7. Continuing professional development as an educator