Module exemptions

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Short courses and modules studied at other Universities may be able to count towards your postgraduate qualification with Cardiff University.

Our modules can also count towards other awarding bodies' qualifications too.

If you have taken a short course at Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC) you will be exempt from some of our modules (and vice versa).

Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)Postgraduate modules exemptions
LOCSU Glaucoma courseOPT009: Glaucoma Foundation, which is worth 10 credits at postgraduate level, at Cardiff University.
LOCSU Low Vision courseOPT001: Low Vision 1 - Theory, which is worth 10 credits at postgraduate level, at Cardiff University
Training and accreditation for Low Vision Service WalesOPT001: Low Vision 1 - Theory and OPT002: Low Vision 2 - Practical, which is worth 20 credits at postgraduate level, at Cardiff University

The College of Optometrists qualifications

If you have the following qualifications from the College of Optometrists you will be exempt from some of our modules (and vice versa):

College of Optometrists moduleCardiff University module equivalent
The College's Professional Certificate in Glaucoma.Successful completion of OPT009 (Glaucoma Foundation) and OPT010 (Glaucoma Level 1)
The College's Professional Certificate in Low Vision.Successful completion of OPT001 (Low Vision Theory) and OPT002 (Low Vision Practical)

CET points

We can provide CET points for successful completion of most modules.

Other universities

If you have already studied postgraduate modules at another university then you may be able to apply for accredited prior learning (APL), which may give you exemption from certain modules. 

Acute Eye Care 1 via LOCSU PEARS

Due to changes to the curriculum we are no longer accepting accreditation of prior learning for OPT004: Acute Eye Care 1 via LOCSU PEARS. Other courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.