Course Map

Diabetic Eye Screening/Grading staff

All new clinical staff must undertake the Health Screeners Diploma qualification. Existing staff that have completed the City and Guilds qualification do not need to retake this qualification. Diabetic Eye Screening/Grading staff are able to select a specific sub-pathway that relates to their role. For example, there are a series of sub-pathways for Optometrists because they do not need to take the entire qualification. Additional individual units may be undertaken for the role development e.g. an existing screener that holds the relevant City and Guilds qualification for screening need only undertake the grading specific unit of the new qualification.

 

Unit Pathway units Level Credit Guided learning
17 Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology of the Eye 3 6 29
18 Understand Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy 3 4 13
19 Prepare for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening 3 4 26
20 Undertake Diabetic Retinopathy Imaging 3 5 35
21 Detect Retinal Disease and Classify Diabetic Retinopathy 4 8 25
26 Understand how to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People 3 3 25

 

The sub-pathway options and unit combinations include:

 

Sub-pathway

Mandatory units

Pathway units

Cost

Diabetic Eye Screener and Grader

1-13

17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 26

£900

Diabetic Eye Screener

1-13

17, 18, 19, 20 & 26

£850

Diabetic Eye Grader

1-13

17, 18, 19, 20 & 26

£800

Diabetic Eye Optometrist Screener and Grader

13

18, 19 & 20, 21

£900

Diabetic Eye Optometrist Screener

13

18, 19 & 20

£500

Diabetic Eye Optometrist Grader

13

18 & 21

£500

Diabetic Eye Assistant

N/A

18 & 19

£500

Individual units

N/A

 

£300

 

For students who have previously completed City and Guilds, and have since undertaken role development, have the opportunity to RPL (Recognise Prior Learning) their City and Guilds Units across to the new Health Screener Diploma Units as below:

 

Completed City and Guilds unit

Health Screeners Diploma unit RPL

Unit 1

No RPL

Unit 2

Unit 18

Unit 3

Unit 17

Unit 4-5

Unit 19

Unit 6

Unit 20

Unit 7-8

Unit 21

 

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening staff

All new clinical staff must undertake the Health Screeners Diploma qualification. Existing staff that have completed the Salford qualification do not need to retake the new qualification. The new qualification encompasses the NHS AAA Clinical Training Logbook and e-learning modules.

Pathway units:

The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm pathway units include the mandatory units, plus the specialist units 14, 15 and 16 as detailed below:

Unit

Pathway units

Level

Credit

Guided learning

14

Principles of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

3 3 10
15

Principles of Ultrasound

3 4 21
16

Undertake Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

3 5 17

 

Course fees:

The cost for all mandatory units, plus the AAA pathway units is £800.

Newborn Hearing Screening staff

Newborn Hearing Screening staff:

All new clinical staff must undertake the Health Screeners Diploma qualification. Existing staff that have completed the Salford qualification do not need to retake the new qualification. The new qualification encompasses the NHS AAA Clinical Training Logbook and e-learning modules.

Pathway units:

The Newborn Hearing pathway includes the mandatory units 1-13, plus the specialist units 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 as detailed below:

 

Unit

Pathway units

Level

Credit

Guided learning

22

The Ear and Hearing

3

2 7
23

Prepare to Undertake a Newborn Hearing Screen

3

5 44
24

Undertake an Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) Newborn Hearing Screen

3

4 23
25

Undertake an Automated Oto-Acoustic Emissions (AOAE) Newborn Hearing Screen

3

5 28
26

Understand how to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

3

3 25

 

Course fees:

The cost for all mandatory units, plus the Newborn Hearing pathway units is £850.

Mandatory units within each pathway

Unit

Pathway units

Level

Credit

Guided learning

1

Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or  Children's   and Young People's Settings

3 3 10
2

Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children's  and Young People's Settings

3 3 10
3

Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or  Children's and Young People's Settings

3 2 8
4

Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and  Social Care 

3 6 43
5

Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and  Social Care

2 3 26
6

Promote Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social  Care

3 6 41
7

The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker

2 2 14
8

Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health  and Social Care Settings

3 2 16
9

The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

2 3 30
10

Causes and Spread of Infection

2 2 20
11

Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management

2 2 20
12

Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social  Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

3 1 5
13

Health Screening Principles

3 2 10