Glaucoma Level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Glaucoma)

This course aims to provide you with the understanding of the condition as well as the knowledge and skills to evaluate a patient who may have glaucoma. It further aims to provide additional specialist knowledge and skills for monitoring patients with diagnosed ocular hypertension (OHT) and suspect open angle glaucoma (OAG) who have an established management plan. You will require to have an intermediate slit lamp skills.

Entry Requirements

  • possess a minimum of a BSc(Hons) on Optometry or equivalent
  • be a UK General Optical Council registered optometrist for those who want the College of Optometrists Higher Qualification



This will include online lessons, self-test activities, formative assessments and forum discussions. The online component will be delivered in the form of ten units of interactive lessons. You will have approximately 4 months to complete the online component.

At the end of each unit, you will be expected to carry out a self-test assessment or activity to reinforce what has been learned in that particular unit for which there will be instant feedback. In addition to this, you will be expected to carry out two assignments. You will be expected to spend approximately 8 hours a week studying the online component.


Face to face lectures, tutorials and workshops to engage in conceptual thinking in the classroom with the guidance of teachers will form the content of the face to face days. This will be undertaken over two days after the online component.


You will then get 4-6 weeks after the face to face component to revise what you have learned during the online component and face to face days before undertaking the summative assessments.


After this stage, you will undertake summative assessments which will include written exams and station examinations. Results of the summative assessment will be released within 6 weeks of the written exam.

This course has been accredited by the College of Optometrists for General Optical Council (GOC) registered optometrists only. You can gain the College’s Professional Certificate in Glaucoma on completion of this qualification. Optometrists will also be able to gain continuing education and training (CET) points.

You will also gain a certificate of participation.

If you wish to apply for this course please contact for an application form.

Start Date October 2022
Duration Approximately 6 Months

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