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STEP® Newly Qualified

STEP® is an innovative educational programme, specifically designed to help optometry students succeed.

All About STEP® Newly Qualified


STEP® Newly Qualified is focussed on providing support and further learning after trainees complete the Scheme for Registration. The programme assists newly qualified optometrists with moving their skills and knowledge onto the next level as they become an individual practitioner in their own right.


How can STEP® Newly Qualified help you?

Opportunity to attend CPD approved interactive webinars covering a variety of topics.
Take part in interactive sessions and practical workshops during a one-day course at the Johnson and Johnson Institute
Explore patient case scenarios on topics such as presbyopic contact lenses and binocular vision through discussion and analysis.
Discuss your career options and gain advice from experienced qualified faculty members.


Read what a few newly qualified optometrists have to say about their experience of STEP® after qualification.


STEP® has been such a fantastic support throughout the duration of my pre-registration studies. In particular, from Stage 2 preparation onwards, the classes and workshops that were organised online were a great help and really increased my confidence going into the assessments.
Brooke Hutchins