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The Ophthalmic Practitioner Training Portfolio and Assessments

The Ophthalmic Practitioner Training (OPT) Portfolio is Training Record of Learners for the OPT. It documents evidence of their progress through the Training Programme and acquisition of competence.

Learners embark on an annual cycle of training, but can take up to 5 years to complete any particular certificate. 

During that time you collect evidence of competence in a Combined Portfolio OPT (previously OCCCF), which includes Workplace Based Assessments (WBAs), Supervisor Reports, feedback, reflection and project work as described in the Portfolio Guidance.

The forms for Workplace Based Assessments (WBAs) are available through the link on the the Health Education England (HEE) website, by opening the curriculum for the appropriate clinical area, scrolling to the required competency, and clicking the WBA link in the righthand column.

More information about Workplace Based Assessments (WBAs)

Ophthalmic Practitioner Training Portfolio – A Step by Step Guide Webinar

This webinar that took place in November 2020 and aims to help learners understand and complete the OPT portfolio, as well as supervisors to understand and support learners completing the portfolio. The webinar includes material from the following GMC standards for trainers:

5: Supporting and monitoring educational progress

6: Guiding personal and professional development

7: Continuing professional development as an educator

 

OPT Workplace Based Assessments (WBA) – A Step by Step Guide

This is a recording of a webinar that took place in December 2020 and aims to help learners understand and complete OPT WBAs, as well as supervisors understand and support learners completing OPT WBAs. The webinar includes material from the following GMC standards for trainers:

4: Enhanced learning through assessment

6: Guiding personal and professional development

7: Continuing professional development as an educator

Supporting documents

The Ophthalmic Practitioner Training (OPT) Programme has been developed from the Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF). Some documents may continue to have this name, but can be used to support the OPT Programme.