City & Guilds
This page contains resources for Optometrists taking the various modules of the City and Guilds Certificate in Retinal Screening.
Graders need to pass modules 001 to 008 inclusive. Optometrists registered with the GOC are automatically exempt from modules 003, 004 and 005, so there are 5 actual modules that optometrists need to complete as graders.
You must complete Units 7 and 8 within 6 months of commencing grading, followed by Unit 6 and finally Units 1 and 2. You have 2 years overall from commencing grading, which soon passes.
Instructions for how to submit the Modules are available to download from the list on the right of this page. In brief, Modules need to be submitted along with the appropriate work plan (download from list on the right) to an assessor by e-mail. Documents should be in Word format. Once your assessor has checked the module, they will return it to you by e-mail either for corrections (with explanation of the problem) or as completed along with an amended work plan.
Details of how to contact assessors and the C&G address for final submission are in the document on submitting units to C&G
Note that from 1st April 2011 C&G have a new address of:
DRS Qualifications Office
5th Floor, Victoria Warehouse
Tel: 08454 22 2199
Information and Stationery
Work Plan templates for each unit are available here:
- Unit 001 Protocols and Procedures
- Unit 002 Diabetes
- Unit 006 Imaging
- Unit 007 Identification of retinopathy
- Unit 008 Grading
Instructions for completion of units
Sample Progress Plan
Module 001 - National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programmes, Principles, Processes and ProtocolsThe lecture for this module were held on 3rd September 2007 and 3rd October 2007. The handout is available for download, along with an MP3 audio file of the lecture here.
Module 002 - Diabetes and its Relevance to Retinopathy Screening
Module 006 - Imaging
The lectures for this module were held in October and November 2006. The handout is available for download here.