Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (7360)

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2016
Develop and practice the skills you need to work in a National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy.

This qualification is designed to meet the learning needs of anyone involved in the identification of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy. Once completed, you'll meet the UK Four Nations requirements for those working in a National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy.
A Certificate or Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening is for anyone currently working in diabetic retinopathy screening. You don't need any prior qualifications.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy covers things like:

  • clinical application of the eye's anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • diabetes and retinopathy screening
  • detecting diseases of the retina
  • helping patients prepare for retinal screening.

You'll do much of your learning for the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening qualification on the job. You'll be assessed through multiple methods, like practical activities, case studies, feature identification and grading exams, diagram labelling, written short answer exams, online exams and scenario-based questions.

Is this level right for me?

Level 3
You're currently working in diabetic retinopathy screening. You want to get a qualification that shows you have the skills you need to do your job well, possibly to meet the UK Four Nations requirements for those working in diabetic retinopathy.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving this qualification shows that you have the necessary competence to continue working in a National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy. This qualification can also give you opportunities for progression to higher level grading positions, supervisory posts, screening programme management and national quality assurance roles within your National Screening Programme.

If you want to build your skills further, you may wish to progress on to the MSc course on "Retinal Screening - Diabetes" offered at Warwick University.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

The Certificate or Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening is primarily work-based, with learners carrying out practical activities to demonstrate what they've learned. In addition to practical skill demonstrations, learners can be assessed using case studies, feature identification and grading exams, diagram labelling, written short answer exams, online exams and scenario-based questions.

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

You can get fast-track approval if you offer: the Certificate in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (7359-13/83).

All learners must be employed in retinopathy screening. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you're currently working in diabetic retinopathy screening. You want to get a qualification that shows you have the skills you need to do your job well, possibly to meet the UK Four Nations requirements for those working in diabetic retinopathy.

There are five qualifications available at this level, including shorter certificates and longer diplomas:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Imaging)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Grading)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Administration)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (44 credits)
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (48 credits).

Within your chosen area, you complete a range of core units. These include:

  • National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programmes, principles, processes and protocols
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the eye and its clinical relevance
  • Imaging the eye for the detection of diabetic retinopathy.

For a full list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving this qualification shows that you have the necessary competence to continue working in a National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy. This qualification can also give you opportunities for progression to higher level grading positions, supervisory posts, screening programme management and national quality assurance roles within your National Screening Programme.

If you want to build your skills further, you may wish to progress on to the MSc course, 'Retinal Screening - Diabetes' offered at Warwick University.

Level 3 Qualifications in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (7360-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Administration)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6891/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 - 120 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Grading)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6892/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 200 - 200 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (Imaging)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6895/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 35 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 230 - 230 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

  • Accreditation No: 500/6896/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 48 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 310 - 310 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

  • Accreditation No: 500/6897/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 290 - 290 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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