Courses - Screening Courses

BARS - Training Courses

A number of training courses for people already working in the field of diabetic retinopathy screening and those with no previous screening experience are available in the UK.

Although BARS are unable to formally endorse any specific courses we are happy to list them for the benefit of our members.

The following courses are currently available and should be contacted direct for further details.

If you run a training course for screeners and would like details to appear on this page please contact the BARS Webmaster by emailing:

Heart of England Course

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Centre of Excellence- Screening Course

This three day course, held at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital is designed to produce competent screeners and graders and also caters for clinicians who may wish to work in tertiary grading. A range of talented and experienced presenters lecture in their specific areas of expertise, within a fun and motivating atmosphere.

For details contact Karen Whitehouse:
Tel: 0121 424 2076 or

Qualifications in Optical Coherence Tomography

Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group (GREG) offer the following qualifications in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire:

Foundation Degree in Optical Coherence Tomography (Level 5, 240 CAT)

University Diploma in Optical Coherence Tomography Interpretation (Level 5, 120 CAT)

Certificate of Higher Education in Optical Coherence Tomography Capture (Level 4, 120 CAT)

OCT in Digital Surveillance (Level 4, 60 CAT)

For further information please contact or by visiting their website:




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