“I originally applied to Cardiff University after realising I already had credits via my LOC that contributed towards a recognised College of Optometrists Certificate. I decided to study the next Glaucoma module in the series and added Optometric Law at the last minute as the content looked intriguing.
“All lectures and learning material are online so can be accessed anywhere, even on my iPhone, which is convenient for distance learning. Since starting the program my confidence as an Optometrist has been boosted and I now know I deliver a much higher standard of care to my patients. Any questions that I have are answered promptly by the module leader via email, and a telephone conversation can be arranged if required.
“I am now in the second semester and have changed from being an occasional learner to the Postgraduate Certificate as I found the more modules I chose the more inspired I was to learn. The tutors are experts in their fields and the variety of module choices makes me tempted to complete the full MSc.
“At the age of 25 I have already had a career break, but WOPEC has definitely brought my love for Optometry back!”