Qualifications

Qualifications in Optical Coherence Tomography

Foundation Degree in Optical Coherence Tomography (240 CAT)
University Diploma in Optical Coherence Tomography Interpretation (Level 5 120 CAT)
Certificate of Higher Education in Optical Coherence Tomography Capture (Level 4 120 CAT)

Qualifications in Diabetic Eye Screening 

Certificate of Higher Education in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Level 4 120 CAT)
University Certificate in Imaging for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Level 4 90 CAT)
University Certificate in Grading for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Level 4 60
CAT)

Health Screeners Diploma (Level 3)

This qualification is applicable to staff working in the following Screening Programmes:

  • Diabetic Eye
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Newborn Hearing

This qualification is delivered via distance learning through an online portfolio and local assessor support. The qualification provides Screeners with a nationally recognised training and development pathway. Within the Diabetic Eye course, a variety of bespoke pathways are also available for Screening Assistants, Graders and Optometrists.

Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (Level 3)

This qualification is applicable to staff who assess learners undertaking the Health Screeners Diploma. The qualification is delivered via distance learning through an online portfolio and ongoing tutorials.

Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (Level 4)

This qualification is applicable to staff who internally quality assure assessors supporting learners undertaking the Health Screeners Diploma. The qualification is delivered via distance learning through an online portfolio and ongoing tutorials.

Test and Training

Test & Training (TAT) and the international version iTAT are the Internet-served monthly quality assurance and training-support system for readers (graders) of diabetic retinopathy who work in systematic Diabetic Eye Screening Programmes. It is equally useful to new or experienced screening staff and to staff wishing to improve their skills in the detection of diabetic retinopathy from ophthalmic images.
The system was devised and is provided by the Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group and is owned by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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