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Therapeutic Prescribing for Optometrists, Postgraduate Certificate

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This course will provide optometrists with a broad education in prescribing practice that will equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance their career and contribute effectively to extended professional roles.


The specific aim of the programme is to prepare optometrists to practise as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Optical Council for entry on to the appropriate specialist therapeutic prescribing register.

The School of Optometry will provide a supportive environment for you to advance your professional and personal development, offering high quality modules relevant to optometry that are informed by research and taught by leaders in the field.

The programme provides a flexible pathway to level 7 qualifications. It will cultivate an understanding of evidence-based practice in eye care and enable you to safely practice at the forefront of your profession to an appropriate level of competence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ocular Therapeutics
  • Practical Prescribing
  • Independent Prescribing

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Credits
          60 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        General Requirements

        Students are normally expected to hold either:

        • UK/EU Students: BSc (Hons) Optometry, GOC registration or equivalent national qualification

        • Overseas: a) Honours degree in optometry or b) Professional optometric qualification of home country

        • Non UK/EU Students: a) Honours degree in optometry or b) Professional optometric qualification of home country Further Education Students: (Direct Entry)

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          16650 GBP/year
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        • National

          7350 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
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        Living costs for Cardiff

        • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
          Living Costs

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