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 course||OPT009: Glaucoma Foundation, which is worth 10 credits at postgraduate level, at Cardiff University.|
|LOCSU Low Vision course||OPT001: Low Vision 1 - Theory, which is worth 10 credits at postgraduate level, at Cardiff University|
|Training and accreditation for Low Vision Service Wales||OPT001: 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 module||Cardiff 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)|
We can provide CET points for successful completion of most modules.
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 EHEW and LOCSU MECS
If you have completed the EHEW or LOCSU MECS course, you may be entitled to exemption from OPT004: Acute Eye Care 1 . For details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our dedicated Postgraduate Taught Team can give you advice about admissions and module selection.